The Night Jack Dempsey Bankrupted a Town
Hoping to garner national attention and draw investors to the small town's newfound oil field, Shelby, Montana went broke hosting a Jack Dempsey fight.
Bon Iver’s Dad Helped Me Discover the Secret Jazz History of His Hometown
How a weekend at Justin Vernon's Eaux Claires festival ended in the back of his dad's pickup and a trip to the dive bar down the road.
Photographing the Smallest City in the UK
Like Twin Peaks, but without all the murder and stuff.
What Tinder Is Like in Small Towns
For those in small towns or suburbs, finding people to bang is a lot harder when you've known most of them since birth.
Amy Michelle Smith
How to Live, Socialize, and Date in the Maritimes, Canada's Roughest Region
Millennial ennui loses its sting after you've hung in a trailer with a 78-year-old war vet who needs your help bottling homebrew at 11:30 PM.
We Talked to One of the Three Residents of Australia's Smallest Town
I called Cooladdi's only listed phone number and talked to Roxanne Muller, who is part of the family that makes up 100 percent of the tiny town.
The Town Erin Brockovich Rescued Is Basically a Ghost Town Now
There's still hexavalent chromium in the water, the town's houses are being knocked down, and the only place to buy beer is about to close.
Photographing the Forgotten Magic of All 947 Towns in Iowa
Photographer Cody Weber's latest project is a love letter to the vanishing tiny town of his home state.
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Friday Night in the Bakken Oilfield
"We get drunk and think about how Williston used to be, then go home and dream about how it could be."
It's Surprisingly Easy to Build a Sam's Club on a Native American Heritage Site
When the destruction happened, it was a hot topic for a while. There were protests by Native Americans, and attention from the international press. But among hundreds of people who turned out for the long-awaited grand opening, I couldn’t find one...
We’re Watching the Trees
Millie Anthony is 38. Middle of the night. Lying there in the still bedroom, looking toward the window. A man called Jeff lies beside her. “We’re watching the trees again,” she says.
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Taco Bell and Broken Hymens
My relationship with Brad started at Taco Bell. Taco Bell was a big part of our love. Fast food was a huge aspect of my relationship with Brad in general. For example, after Brad broke my hymen, we decided to go to the Waffle House. This is when our...
Sophie Saint Thomas