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April 16th, 2018 - 11:30 pm § in American Travel, Memphis

New Photos, New Map: Returning to Memphis, April 2018

It’s time to go to Memphis again.

We first stopped in Memphis in 2005, as a waypoint between Massachusetts and Missouri. Going in, we knew a little about the city’s reputation as a birthplace of American musical and culinary traditions. The unique cultural factors and tensions behind Memphis’s creativity still exist today — something we didn’t learn until we were on the ground — and they continue to evolve.


December 29th, 2017 - 7:56 pm § in Memphis, Memphis BBQ

What Leonard’s Pork Volcano Taught Us About Being “Memphis Famous”

Leonard’s Pit Barbecue is one of the oldest and “top” spots in one of America’s barbecue capitals, but it has very little national hype. We went to find out why.


November 22nd, 2017 - 12:37 pm § in Near South

The Call or: How Henry Harrison Made Us Remember Elvis as a Man, Not a King

Henry Harrison, owner of The International Rock-a-Billy Hall of Fame Museum, wants you to know Elvis, Carl, and Johnny as people, not as mythic titans of music and history.


September 5th, 2017 - 10:16 pm § in Miami

Welcoming the End of Endless Summer With a Pair of Hot Dogs at Dogma Grill (Miami, FL)

Miami’s Upper Eastside is full of proof that “endless summer” is a false ideal to chase. Summer does end, but it also comes back, sometimes in a new shape and form.


March 5th, 2017 - 12:40 pm § in Kentucky BBQ, Near South

Manic Kentucky Barbecue Adventures: A Fiery Welcome to Roy’s Bar-B-Que in Russellville, KY

It was well past sundown when the Ford Ranger rolled up to us in the shadows behind Roy’s. All the employees were gone, and we definitely weren’t supposed to be there. The headlights turned off & the truck crawled closer, like a predator stalking prey.


February 20th, 2017 - 10:10 am § in Canada, Newfoundland

What the Hell is in Western Newfoundland? A Manic American Photo Essay.

Can you find Newfoundland on a map? Did you know that it has its own time zone?


January 24th, 2017 - 7:17 pm § in Miami

14 Photos: Women’s March, State Troopers Stop Traffic on I-395 in Miami, FL

At a time when working together for the common good seems impossible, The Government and The People found common ground on a highway in Miami.