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

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

This is the first in a Manic American series about Kentucky barbecue. Check back for more! As always, click on any image to see it full-screen.

It was well past sundown when the little, white Ford Ranger pickup rolled up to us in the shadows behind Roy’s, a beacon of Kentucky barbecue in Russellville. All the employees were long gone for the night, and we definitely weren’t supposed to be there.

The headlights on the truck turned off as it crawled closer, like a predator stalking its 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.


January 15th, 2017 - 1:03 pm § in Deep South

The Long, Dark Road To Palestine, AR

Like any good preacher will tell you, there’s a long line of people waiting for salvation, and on this road many of them drive tractor-trailers. So you wait, and the waiting makes you see where you really are.


November 13th, 2016 - 10:06 am § in Near South

Culture Where You Least Expect It: Urban Planning Lessons from the MALL of Cookeville, TN

We see the MALL of Cookeville, TN as an authentic, local reinvention of a place that the corporate world forgot. Perhaps it can offer urban planning lessons to other communities stuck with abandoned big boxes.


August 7th, 2016 - 9:41 am § in American Barbecue

Watching COPS and Talking 9/11 at Mac’s Bar-B-Que (Jackson, TN)

Not every barbecue story is about smoke, meat, and tradition. This one is about the man behind Mac’s Bar-B-Que in Jackson, TN.


July 3rd, 2016 - 6:51 pm § in Memphis, Music

Memphis Punk Rock Fest 2016: No Sponsors, All Risk

Night 2 of Memphis Punk Rock Fest 4 featured ten bands, one smoker, and a community coming together, not once, but twice to support its own.