Crystal Galyean

About Crystal

Crystal N. Galyean is a writer, editor, and historian who lives in New Jersey, where she makes sweet sweet bluegrass music with her band the Great Grassby. Her writing has appeared in various educational publications as well as the Village Voice, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, and literary journals.

This Land is Your Land At one time or another, we have all sung it: But how much do you know about the song? The evolution of its lyrics? The worldview of its composer? For many, the name Woody Guthrie (1912-1967) conjures a very American, romantic image—one of a hobo and his guitar, riding the… MORE


Levitt & Sons Nassau County, Long Island In 1947, entrepreneur Abraham Levitt and his two sons, William and Alfred, broke ground on a planned community located in Nassau County, Long Island. Within a few years, the Levitts had transformed the former farmland into a suburban community housing thousands of men—many of whom were veterans returned… MORE