Tag: Tennessee

Latter-Day Paradises in the Cherokee National Forest

Latter-Day Paradises in the Cherokee National Forest

John Lusk Hathaway and Mark Long

John Lusk Hathaway's photographic project One Foot in Eden takes as its subject the Cherokee National Forest and its visitors, who use this place extensively for day tripping and recreation. Largely a rural, undeveloped place, the waterways that appear time and again in Hathaway's explorations are part of a system of reservoirs built by the Tennessee Valley Authority for flood control and hydroelectricity generation a century ago. Built and unbuilt environments in One Foot in Eden speak to bigger questions about our existence as organic beings in a world increasingly given over to the high-modern ideology that drives mammoth undertakings like the TVA. Hathaway's images are suggestive of a deep-seated human need to connect with the world around us, evoking ideas like E. O. Wilson's biophilia.

Thanks for Looking

Thanks for Looking

Brandon Dill
Discovering Carl

Discovering Carl

Shawn Pitts
Icon and Identity: Dolly Parton’s Hillbilly Appeal

Icon and Identity: Dolly Parton’s Hillbilly Appeal

Graham Hoppe, with photos by Tammy Mercure
An Abolitionist in the Appalachian South Ezekiel Birdseye on Slavery, Capitalism, and Separate Statehood in East Tennessee, 1841–1846 by Durwood Dunn (Review)

An Abolitionist in the Appalachian South Ezekiel Birdseye on Slavery, Capitalism, and Separate Statehood in East Tennessee, 1841–1846 by Durwood Dunn (Review)

Noel Fisher
From Memphis to Nashville: The Odyssey of Jerry Lee Lewis

From Memphis to Nashville: The Odyssey of Jerry Lee Lewis

Mark Royden Winchell
The Grand Ole Opry and the Urban South

The Grand Ole Opry and the Urban South

Louis M. Kyriakoudes
Friday Night Heroes: Small-Town Wrestling in Tennessee

Friday Night Heroes: Small-Town Wrestling in Tennessee

Joseph Shay
Harold Burson on interviewing Faulkner for the Memphis Commercial Appeal

Harold Burson on interviewing Faulkner for the Memphis Commercial Appeal

Harold Burson
“For Us the Living” Visits to Civil Rights Museums

“For Us the Living” Visits to Civil Rights Museums

Robert Hamburger
Memories of H. T. Lockard

Memories of H. T. Lockard

Elizabeth Gritter
“Country Music Is Wherever the Soul of a Country Music Fan Is”: Opryland U.S.A. and the Importance of Home in Country Music

“Country Music Is Wherever the Soul of a Country Music Fan Is”: Opryland U.S.A. and the Importance of Home in Country Music

Jeremy Hill