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Hammer in Her Hand

At 76, Atlanta’s Beverly “Guitar” Watkins still lives for the blues.

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The Road Goes on Forever

Looking for the ghosts of the Allman Brothers Band in Macon.

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Prayers for Richard

Little Richard is 83, confined to a wheelchair, and living in the penthouse suite at the Hilton in downtown Nashville. He says he’s never performing again.

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Da Art of Storytellin' (A Prequel)

Memories of Outkast and Grandmas and black Southern love.

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The Search for Blind Lemon

The producer of Big Star’s Third and piano player on ‘Wild Horses’ recounts a life of music in Memphis.

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Mystic Nights

The making of Blonde on Blonde in Nashville.

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Crossing Over

The life of a trans woman on the border between El Paso and Juárez.

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Eff Scott

On what’s in a name.

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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.