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Thousands of Nashvillians were affected by the cell and internet service outage that came after the Christmas Day bombing downtown — but it was exactly the type of situation amateur radio operators prepare for. They pride themselves on not needing internet or cell service to relay electronic…

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Online content can seem endless — but great, affordable content can be hard to come by. In this age, when everyone from your Pinterest-crazy significant other to your fantasy-sports-posting uncle claims to be a “curator,” it can be tough to see the thoughtful, informed forest for the know-no…

“You’d be surprised at what music can do,” says Rip Patton. He would know. Patton was among the civil rights activists who desegregated Nashville lunch counters and movie theaters in the 1960s. He rode across the South on buses as a Freedom Rider, sitting beside his white and black peers whi…

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You know the scene: A young, tall and lanky man stands in front of a house at dawn. He’s wearing a trench coat and a Clash T-shirt, holding a large boombox over his head while Peter Gabriel’s “In Your Eyes” blares from its speakers. A stalker sending a creepy message to his prey? It’s hopele…

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Country music may be thoroughly woven into Nashville’s public persona, but being here doesn’t mean you live and breathe country. Nashville native Jad Abumrad — who you’ll know as the cohost of WNYC-FM’s long-running science-centered program Radiolab — was inundated with country music growing…

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We’re weeks away from that most hallowed of traditions, and the veil between the worlds of human and spirit grows thinner by the day. With more than 10 haunted attractions within a 40-minute drive of Nashville, there’s no shortage of Halloween frights. This year, we visited four of the area’…

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Food is Antoni Porowski’s love language. As the food and wine expert on Netflix’s rebooted Queer Eye, Porowski knows how to make cooking accessible and meaningful. It’s not just about preparing a killer bowl of guac or a fancy Croatian squid-ink dish. He teaches that our time in the kitchen …

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Hispanic Heritage Month kicks off nationwide on Sept. 15, marking a monthlong celebration of Latin culture. The mid-month commencement reflects the independence days of Latin American countries, including Nicaragua on Sept. 15 and Mexico on Sept. 16. Sometimes the month serves as an excuse f…

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The old adage “Write what you know” has lost some traction in recent years, and for good reason. Listening to the stories of strangers can open doors to new worlds that poets and writers haven’t yet explored. You can see this happening in real time on the podcast Versify, in which people sit…

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Hannah Gadsby disrupted the comedy world with her Netflix special Nanette. In her performance, the comedian deconstructed the nature of comedy, empathy, identity and just about every other important element of cultural expression. Already a successful comedian in her home country, Australia,…

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“We all crave stories so much,” says Melissa Anelli, the CEO of Mischief Management, a New York City-based firm that is bringing the new PodX podcasting conference to Music City Center this Friday through Sunday, May 31-June 2. “The glossy stuff in podcasting is secondary,” she says. “What m…

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What comes to mind when you think of Rob Lowe? Do you long for him to get over his congressional defeat, quit his high-paying law firm and return to Jed Bartlet’s White House? Are you still pissed that he had the audacity to try to exploit Wayne Campbell’s public access TV show and steal his…

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Despite America’s on-again, off-again relationship with Cuba, Americans’ social media feeds are often full of photographs of the country’s 1950s cars, brightly colored buildings, tropical fruits and dancers. But building real community between the two countries requires boldness and vision. …

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There was a time when texture was considered passé in contemporary painting. Blame Andy Warhol or Roy Lichtenstein, but it seems like everything in the postmodern era was glossed up and slicked down, a direct departure from the gunky Impressionist styles that preceded it. But in the days of …

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When beloved Hillsboro Village bookstore BookManBookWoman closed up shop in 2016, poet Matt Johnstone wasn’t ready to say goodbye. Saralee Terry Woods and her husband, Larry Woods, had opened shop in 1995, offering used and rare selections in an atmosphere where customers felt at home. 

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A little more than 12 years ago, I got sober in Alcoholics Anonymous. At times I thought the program’s philosophy was absurd. I prayed with clenched teeth and cringed at AA’s paternalistic god. But I went to meetings because I was dying, and I don’t fully understand why I kept going back onc…

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One of the chief joys of being an art critic in Nashville is watching local artists stretch and evolve. Charging into the unknown requires courage and a willingness to take risks. Bedfellows — an exhibition of Vadis Turner’s new work, currently on view at Zeitgeist — shows that the Nashville…

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When I was in college, I lived in an apartment on the first floor of a narrow pink house in New Orleans’ Garden District. The kitchen and bathroom were built as if the house had been designed by warring builders — the rooms should have been switched. The kitchen was so small I couldn’t open …

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Thanks to Labor Day weekend, Nashville is split into an art scene divided in September. The downtown galleries stuck to First Saturday, hosting their opening receptions on Sept. 1, while most Wedgewood-Houston galleries waited a week for the second Saturday of the month — the same night that…