featured

In his third collaboration with the Scene, the Nashville comic hits the streets to talk about the state legislature, Gov. Bill Lee and more

featured

Thankfully, this year’s Road Trip Issue (our third) won’t be quite as tricky as last year’s “Social Distancing Edition.” Indeed, in the six fact-finding missions we undertook for this week’s cover package, we got to enjoy so many of the things 2020 was missing: dining out, congregating, inte…

Or how Courtney Love helped me return to writing after I became a mother

featured

It’s a literal fluff issue. Well, and scale, feather and fur issue. In this week’s cover package, we take a look at an organization that pairs service dogs with veterans, tour an exotic bird sanctuary, and find out just what the hell is going on with the practice of horse massage. We also ch…

Horror movies frequently reflect on our most existential fears, as individuals and as a society. But they also often expose us to unsettling images and uncomfortable ideas, helping to drive those fears — it’s only fitting that so many horror movies are about horror movies themselves. Even if…

Comedian, musician, host of Chris Crofton's Advice King Podcast and former Nashvillian Chris Crofton asked the Scene for an advice column, so we gave him one. Crowning himself the “Advice King,” Crofton will share his hard-won wisdom with whosoever seeks it. Follow Crofton on Facebook and Tw…

Vodka Yonic features a rotating cast of women and nonbinary writers from around the world sharing stories that are alternately humorous, sobering, intellectual, erotic, religious or painfully personal. You never know what you’ll find in this column, but we hope this potent mix of stories enc…

For some women of color, great aspirations and bold voices can feel like a burden, particularly when their families would rather not disrupt the status quo due to log kya kahenge — “what people might think,” practically a proverb in Urdu and Hindi. It can be especially difficult for such bol…

Nashville’s First Saturday gallery-crawling events continue to creep back to normal as we reach the halfway point of 2021. Virtual presentations and talks are waning as real-life displays and happenings return, but social distancing and less-than-festive vibes still hold a significant sway o…

German director Christian Petzold’s Undine is a slippery film. Haunted by a German past that the film talks about at great length — as if trying to psychoanalyze Berlin’s state of mind — it feels unsure of its relationship to the present. It plays like a sister to Petzold’s 2007 film Yella, …