Latest from Betsy Phillips
Many say the job of the artist is to make the world strange. But it already feels strange right now.
  • Feb 13, 2018
America loves a good scoundrel. We should remember this one.
  • Feb 8, 2018
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.
  • Feb 7, 2018
Ghost stories aren’t good history. But they can serve an important function for a place.
  • Feb 16, 2017
If Americana wants to reward people with a sense of history, it can’t be mad at the people who have learned its history.
  • Feb 14, 2017
Zentner gave up his musical ambitions and found success writing for a young adult audience.
  • Feb 9, 2017
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?
  • Feb 7, 2017
You can criticize how Linda McMahon ran World Wrestling Entertainment. But the business itself is no joke.
  • Dec 14, 2016
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.
  • Dec 12, 2016