Aspiring Country Star Herbie Howell Arrives in 1969 Nashville

Aspiring singer-songwriter 26-year-old Herbie Howell drove from Georgia to Nashville to attend a country music convention and hopefully perform for the right people. He found what he was looking for. He was able to play for well-known record producer Shelby…

‘Trouble Behind’: What Racism Looked Like in 1991 Kentucky

Trouble Behind (1991), a documentary by Robby Henson that examines the history and legacy of racism in Corbin, Kentucky, a small railroad community noteworthy both as the home of Colonel Sanders‘ Kentucky Fried Chicken and for “its race riots of 1919, during which over two hundred blacks…

First Person: In the Kingdom of the Unabomber

When psychologist Gary Greenberg wanted to broaden his career, he sought guidance from a more established writer as a means to getting published. But he soon discovered that his mentor was in fact Ted Kaczynski, the notorious Unabomber. Now Greenberg…

A Portrait of Domestic Violence

Photographer Donna Ferrato shares the story of her creative relationship with Sweden couple Elisabeth and Bengt, her unexpected documentation of domestic violence through her coverage of their toxic marriage, and how her photos catapulted her life and this issue to…

‘Huntsville Station’: People Getting Used to Freedom

For these former inmates of the Texas State Penitentiary at Huntsville, the rush of emotions that accompany freedom play out at a Greyhound bus station. (Source: NYT)

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