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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.

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Mystic Nights

The making of Blonde on Blonde in Nashville.

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Scout's Honor

A former Eagle Scout attends the National Boy Scout Jamboree, aka Jambo, held at a brand-new, $100 million scouting wonderland called The Summit.

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Old Terror, New Hearts

A trip to a Louisiana leper colony.

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Hail Dayton

The legacy of the Scopes trial on one Tennesse town.