It had been raining heavily for some time before we reached the DeSoto Bridge, and when we did there was little visibility and even less traction on our tires. It was the kind of storm that makes you grip the wheel tight, follow the car in front of you, and hope you don’t skid into the river below. Adding to the fun was the sedan with no headlights directly behind us, tailing our car like a shark following a lifeboat. With hazards all around, the drive was less a matter of safety than one of survival.
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.
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.
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.
We didn’t make it to Cy Quarles’ Mr. BBQ & More before it closed for good, but we did find the chance to practice some barbecue anthropology.
"Memphis" is an evolving portrait of an American city’s people, places, creative energy, and how each shapes the others over time.
I often read that food is love, but it’s also memory. Such is the case with the burger shack of Murray Beach, New Brunswick, in the Canadian Maritimes.