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5 Must-See Music Films from This Year's Nashville Film FestivalSince its founding in 1969 and its rebranding in 2003, the Nashville Film Festival has quietly grown to be one of the more respected festivals in the United States. While the festival isn't on the scale of, say, Sundance or Tribeca, its dedication to exploring diversity, championing burgeoning stars, and highlighting…
Arts and CultureNov 23, 2016

Thanksgiving is about to rear its tiny, turkey-shaped head, and you know what that means: It's time to tackle that nagging holiday gift list. While it might be tempting to say, "Screw it, you're getting a gift card and you're getting a gift card!" like a maniacal, Scrooged-out Oprah, there's no denying that folks love a unique,…

Arts and CultureOct 4, 2016

Tucked away in a lush, wooded pocket of the otherwise bustling college town of Oxford, Mississippi, is Rowan Oak, the home of William Faulkner. Built in 1844 and purchased by Faulkner in 1930, the stately white antebellum home sits on 29 wooded acres. Faulkner, one of the most celebrated Southern authors of all time, purchased the…

Arts and CultureSep 27, 2016

Since its inception in 1998, Nashville's Southern Festival of Books has grown to be one of the most celebrated book festivals in the Southeast. This year's festival is poised to be one of the biggest yet, with a diverse range of authors from all over the country (and the globe) flocking to Music City for…

Arts and CultureAug 15, 2016

It's back to school season already, so your Summer reading days may be behind you, but there's still time to get some good reads in ... even if they are for class. If you aren't into supporting Amazon, independent bookstores are a great way to find new reading material while supporting local businesses. Plus, the…

Arts and CultureAug 12, 2016

When Will Anderson decided to start a business with his friend Jacob Henley in 2012, he, like most people, hoped to do work he was passionate about. Lucky for him, he was passionate about a lot of things: woodworking, surfing, skating, being outside. "My brother and I grew up on boards," he says. "Whether it was…