The new counterculture lives in the middle.


Ode to Exit/In

The first time I darkened the door at Exit/In was more than four decades ago to experience the Southern-style, prog/jazz/funk-isms of the Dixie Dregs. The

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Have a Little Faith

Democracy is like an odd house mistress. She welcomes anyone into her home and “rent” is, simply, your vote.

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In the Telling

The last few years have certainly writ large the damaging effects of isolation. The stories we tell ourselves lose community cohesion and with it, empathy.

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Storytelling Town

Words made this town. Words in novels, history books, and poetry. Ann Patchett, Jon Meacham, and Tiana Clark are names that many readers recognize, their

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