Mason Adams writes from the Blue Ridge Mountains, where he's covered business, politics and culture since 2001.
Stream the new LP from Pittsburgh's Slaves BC, and explore how Appalachian black metal artists find inspiration from beauty and destruction.
A weeklong holdout over teacher pay that seemed to end after the Republican governor made major salary promises dragged into Thursday. It could resonate in November and beyond.
The famously downtrodden, heavily white region fell hard for Donald Trump. Will he deliver?
Why it's worth sticking with difficult art.
The vendors behind such creations as funnel-fried bacon on a stick and hot beef sundaes hustle in the offseason to invent—or steal—the next headline-generating fair food, all in service of generating buzz and a bump in their profit margin.
A look back at the Virginia legend, whose influence on country and bluegrass will continue for generations.
Sweat to the oldies with two reissued classics from the seminal Bay Area powerviolence band.
In November, Roanoke mayor David Bowers cited Japanese internment camps as a reason why the city shouldn’t accept Syrian refugees, completely disregarding the culinary contributions of the many Syrians who migrated here over the past century.
We predicted each candidate's probable effects on popular music, from a Rubio hip-hop explosion to a Clinton anarcho-punk wave.
Never underestimate the power of a catchy campaign track.
Lots of murder ballads lurk in the mountains of Appalachia, but the bloodstained“Greenwood Sidey” must rank near the top for creepiness.