“Branson, Missouri, is touted as a wholesome, family-friendly tourist destination where dinner-and-a-show thrives. But here, everyone’s trying to sell you more than just a ticket.”
“Only a society that willfully believes itself ‘post-racist’ could produce such a queen.”
Happy birthday, Dolly Parton! Here are seven longreads about the American singer-songwriter.
Although the sound of the music has changed, country’s themes have endured.
“Perhaps I’m taking this too personally, but the idea of being inexplicably drawn to a phenomenon that is ultimately destructive is, well, heartbreaking and uncomfortably relatable.”
Asking difficult questions often comes at a cost.
On the mysterious, quasi-aspirational allure of Dolly Parton-themed tchotchkes.
An recent interview with Patricia Resnick, author of the screenplay for the 1980 film “9 to 5,” on how little had really changed for women by 2015.
An interview with Patricia Resnick, who wrote the original screenplay for the painfully-still-relevant 1980 office comedy featuring Jane Fonda, Dolly Parton and Lily Tomlin. It ran in December 2015 on the 35th anniversary of the film’s release. Still relevant and radical in 2017.