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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.

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Mystic Nights

The making of Blonde on Blonde in Nashville.