Ken Burns’ New Documentary Builds a Bigger Tent for Country Music

by | Wed, Sep 11, 2019 at 9:21 CST
Co-opted by whites, country music was largely shaped by black and immigrant musicians.
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In ‘The Atomic Cafe,’ U.S. Cold War Propaganda Comes Out of the Bunkers for the Trump Era

Screening at SXSW on Saturday, the film's Cold War-era footage never feels distant — perhaps because both careless stewardship of the bomb and surreal official propaganda seem to be making a comeback.

When Jayne Loader was a child growing up in 1950s and ’60s Fort Worth, she lived across the street from E.O. “Soapy” Gillam, the “bomb shelter king of N...Read More