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Operants BFSkinner Newsletter article by Adder published early 2019. The newsletter is a publication of the B F Skinner foundation. The article was published on the 70th anniversary of the publication of the book Walden Two.

Richmond Magazine: Share and Share Alike April 2017

Richmond Magazine: Daughter of Twin Oaks April 2017 An interview of Josie Kinkade.

Richmond Magazine article June 18 2013 "A Cultivated Community" The self-sustained Twin Oaks commune in Louisa County uses free-market pragmatism to preserve a place where free spirits can thrive. (By Gary Robertson. June 2013, original article.)

Washington Post Food Blog article (1.06 MB) about our Tofu busines by a writer who toured Twin Oaks (May 2013, Carolyn Hax, original article).

 Salon online article (206.45 kB) appeared in salon.com February 2013 "I worked hard for no pay — and I dug it" by Rachel Monroe

Virginia Community Practices Grassroots Participatory Democracy (66.49 kB) , September 2007

Contraste magazine [alternative publication from Cologne Germany] appearing Spring 2007: " Aging in Community (62.98 kB) " by Valerie Livingwater.

Communities magazine #134, Spring 2007: " Financial Security vs. Community Freedom (56.79 kB) " Federation Update column by Tom Freeman [slated for publication March-April 2007]

Women, Food, and Agriculture Network Newsletter an  Interview with Pam for Women Food Agriculture (27.22 kB) of Twin Oaks, that will be published in an upcoming issue of the WFAN newsletter. [5 Feb 2006]

Bust Magazine is a hip urban feminist magazine aimed at 20- and 30-somethings. They did an article that appeared in their winter 2003 issue focused on Twin Oaks as Feminist Ecovillage - Bust magazine (82.77 kB)

The Richmond Times Dispatch sent off an intrepid reporter Anne Townsend to the sticks to find out what was going on here for the weekend section - she recommends the Saturday Tour and specifically a ride on the Swing of Affliction at the Playground of Death and Rebirth.

Straight Dope column by Cecil Adams. August 15, 2003. "Whatever became of B. F. Skinner?" B F Skinner - Straight Dope (30.3 kB) Here's a small segment of the text: " In contrast to Orwell's book, Walden Two offered an optimistic vision of the future, which no doubt explained its appeal to 18-year-old middle-class peace marchers. Unfortunately, like a lot of authors popular at the time (Robert Heinlein comes to mind, and don't even get me started on Hermann Hesse), Skinner was more monologuist than novelist, and the book's value as literature is slight. It did, however, inspire a commune, Twin Oaks, which survives in rural Virginia to this day."

Indymedia Website, March 2002. Raj and Paxus, " A Better World is Possible! (32.81 kB) "

Bi Lines On Line: The Electronic Newsletter of the Richmond Bisexual Network (ROBIN). Vol. 1 No. 4, Jan-Feb 2002. Raj, "Being Bi in Community."

Brave New World (revisited): A generation later, a daughter retraces her father’s search for utopia, Virginia.Dec 18, 2001. Melissa Sinclair, Richmond VA Style Weekly article. Brave New World - Style Weekly (49.72 kB)

The Washington Post Magazine, Sun, Nov. 15, 1998. Tamara Jones, "The Other American Dream," pp. W1, W12-W19, W27-W31. (Cover story, with headline: "Paradise Sought: A commune confronts the questions of midlife.") Other American Dream - Washington Post (86.46 kB)

ABCNEWS.com, Sep. 22, 1998. Wayne Taylor, "Commune Sense"

Chicago Tribune, Sun., June 7, 1988. Glen Elsasser, "swing time: In between farm chores, housekeeping and child care, members of a Virginia commune weave icons of summer relaxation," Home section (section 15), pp. 1, 4.

Country Connections, Spring 1998. Mara Rockliff, "Yuppie No More: A City Girl's Communal Search for the Good Life," np.

IC Web Site, May 1998. The Art of Community (May 22-24, 1998 A Weekend of Workshops and Networking with the Fellowship for Intentional Community Have you been looking for more community in your life? Wondering what an intentional community is? Considering intentional community as a home?... )

Social Anarchism, #25, 1998. Denise "Syd" Fredrickson, "Twin Oaks," pp. 43-44. Social Anarchism Essay (22.32 kB)

Communities, #97, Winter 1997. "Community Grapevine" (Brief recap of Twin Oaks' 30th Anniversary Celebration, Women's Gathering, and Communities Conference.)

Communities, #97, Winter 1997. Laird Sandhill, "Publisher's Note - Snapshot of a Moving Target: The Communities Movement."

Communities, #96, Fall 1997. Alex McGee, "FEDERATION UPDATE--A "Big Sister" Community to Help"

Communities, #96, Fall 1997. Kat Kinkade, "Food Wars Vigilant vegetarians vs. carousing carnivores; ice-cream aficianados vs. the Sugar Police."

Notes From Windward, Year 10, #58, Summer/ Fall 1997. Craig Green, "Intentional relationships: a manifesto." Intentional Relationships (65.61 kB)

The Washington Times, Aug. 20, 1997. Julia Duin, "'Structure' helped commune survive beyond the 1960s," np.

Richmond Times-Dispatch (Virginia), Aug. 31, 1997. Gary Robertson, "Twin Oaks: Louisa commune is turning 30, preparing to grow some more," pp. C1(?), C6.