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Fiction Pick of the Week: "Making Love"

A convergence of sex, fears, and family drama.

"Beside the bed the baby monitor flashed, as it had been doing all night, a blue light racing up and down to accompany the sounds: breathing, snoring, faint clicking, the mewl of one or another of the cats. If Angela held it to her ear she would also hear the ticking of the mantel clock. These new monitors! So much more sophisticated than those of yore. Nineteen years ago, when last she’d tuned into one, the monitor would occasionally pick up the cell phone call of some stranger in a passing car, some weird adult voice suddenly blaring from the baby’s room."

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Long Way Home

Memories of her father and her time in Tennessee.

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Walking the Tornado Line

Following a storm that took 72 lives in Alabama.

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Trash Food

The complicated class politics of American eating habits.

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That Drifting Place

An ode to Roy Orbison.

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Portraits From a Life Shaped By Music

"Here’s God’s truth about it: being a groupie wasn’t about sex, it was about access. I wanted to live in the stage life, dazzled by color and sound, constantly in motion, driven by excitement and power, loved by the stage lights, part of the story."
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No Twang of Conscience Whatever

“‘Have you ever killed anybody?’”

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A Place to Root

Walking the East Tennessee woods with a Carol, aka “The Forest Granny,” a woman who lives off the land.

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Excarnation in Texas

Meet the people decomposing on a body farm.

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Guitar Drag

The author reflects on a ballad of racial injustice.