Photos of the Land Where Dolly Parton Is Benefactor, Muse, and Queen

The country megastar's home county is full of hospitals, hotels, restaurants, and attractions funded by or inspired by Dolly.
Jamie Lee Curtis Taete
The VICE Guide to Right Now

A Guy Actually Got Stabbed at This Way-Too-Real Haunted House

And the company thinks an employee might have been involved.
River Donaghey
50 states of art

We're the Artists Fighting Racism in Memphis | #50StatesofArt

The CLTV is an organization in Memphis, TN working diligently to create a platform for Black artists in their city.
Victoria Jones
50 states of art

How Real Estate Ate Nashville’s Smallest Art Gallery | #50States ofArt

Remembering the torso-sized DIY gallery that supported Nashville artists for years.
Beckett Mufson
50 states of art

Ziggy Stardust's Daughter Is Alive and Living in Nashville | #50StatesofArt

Talking to Juliana Horner about her unfettered creative output—designs, drawings, performances, photography, makeup videos, and everything in between.
Emerson Rosenthal
50 states of art

Memphis Makes a Bet on Unlikely Philanthropists—Millennials | #50StatesofArt

How a Tennessee nonprofit is leveraging the financial and social influence of young professionals to boost the Memphis arts community.
Whitney Hardy
50 states of art

Darkly Humorous Paintings Critique Society’s Relationship with Technology | #50StatesofArt

The work of Nashville-based artist John Jackson brims with frustration at technology’s disruption of human connection.
DJ Pangburn

Clyde Stubblefield, Most Sampled Drummer in Hip-Hop, Dead at 73

"The spirit of the greatest grace note left hand snare drummer will live on thru all of us," Questlove wrote in tribute.
Alex Robert Ross
New music

Isaiah Rashad Announces His Debut Studio LP, ‘The Suns Tirade,’ and Drops New Track “Park” to Celebrate.

The follow-up to 2014’s 'Cilvia Demo' is out September 2.
Alex Robert Ross

Pat Summitt Drove Women's Basketball Full Speed Ahead

Pat Summitt brought recognition to women's sports and forced people to pay attention.
Lyndsey D'Arcangelo

One More Thing Money Can Buy: A Clean Criminal Record

Many states have expungement programs to clear your name, but some charge $500 or more.
Maura Ewing
we saw this

Get to Know Big Ears, America's Most Distinct and Defiant Music Festival

With acts such as Kamasi Washington, Sun O))), and Philip Glass, the annual gathering in Knoxville, Tennessee epitomizes what a music festival should be: alternative, vibrant, and welcoming.
Grayson Currin