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Betsy Phillips blogs on the Nashville Scene’s political blog, Pith in the Wind, where she offers her opinions on politics and Nashville history.
Many say the job of the artist is to make the world strange. But it already feels strange right now.
America loves a good scoundrel. We should remember this one.
We have a word in the United States for a black man who is stolen from his home and forced to work for free, even to death, for a white man: slave.
Ghost stories aren’t good history. But they can serve an important function for a place.
If Americana wants to reward people with a sense of history, it can’t be mad at the people who have learned its history.
Zentner gave up his musical ambitions and found success writing for a young adult audience.
What’s it like to be responsible for and to a city that is a regular, mid-size U.S. city with regular problems and challenges and yet is also a national fantasy?
You can criticize how Linda McMahon ran World Wrestling Entertainment. But the business itself is no joke.
Determining what is and isn’t country music is a circular process that has excluded people who are now considered some of the genre’s biggest icons.