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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)

Endless summer is an attractive idea. It’s sold on postcards, on TV shows, and in real estate marketing material up, down, and between the coasts of Florida and California. Chase the sun, chase the beach, chase the youth that is probably already behind you.


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

It was well past sundown when the Ford Ranger rolled up to us in the shadows behind Roy’s. All the employees were long gone, and we definitely weren’t supposed to be there. The headlights turned off as the truck 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.