mourning the loss of “the south”

In the past month, country groups Lady A(ntebellum) and The (Dixie) Chicks have revisited the names they’ve held for years in response to The Black Lives Matter movement and an increasing sensitivity towards racist behaviors. Splash Mountain, based on the long-forgotten and problematic film “Song of the South,” is rebranding. And Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede…

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play, girl, play

So if you haven’t heard already, this week country artist Maren Morris made her debut in Playboy magazine. I’d seen some of the preview shots on Instagram and found them rather striking – no nip, but a lot of hip cowgirl, ’70s influence. Only a few hours later, I received a text from my mom,…

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