But if we go beyond TV, there are plenty of reasons to be hopeful. We’ve written about many of them. And we intend to write more. That’s what this newsletter is aiming to do. We’ll use this space to talk about rural movies, music, TV, books, and much more under the banners of media, entertainment, and culture. Rural communities make important contributions to the cultural conversation and popular imagination. Beyond our screens and speakers, there’s food, recreation, travel, fine arts, and folklore to consider too. We’re excited to dig into it all. We hope you are as well.