If want to find the crux of the hatred that will flow across the Georgia-Alabama state line during Monday night’s national championship game, you should visit the “bi-city area," where Phenix City, Alabama, and Columbus, Georgia, crowd opposite banks of the Chattahoochee River.
After writing a feature story for us about how Knoxville’s arts scene drives the city’s economy, Rob Rushin follows up with a look at the numbers — and some recommendations for communities that want to nurture their own arts economies.
Writing songs that are truly great is a hard enough job. Writing a perfect song is rare indeed. But in this remembrance of Tom Petty, Drive-By Truckers co-founder Patterson Hood argues that Petty achieved perfection repeatedly, perhaps more than any other Southern-born songwriter.