As a boy growing up in Atlanta, Jordan Jeffares would lie on his bed and listen to music on his headphones for hours. “I don’t know, I was just one of those people,” says Jordan, the musician and songwriter known by his band/moniker Snowden. “It blew me away, and I wanted to figure out how I could do that.”
Recently, the world of fashion, film and cocktail culture has been dominated by echoes of the 1920s and 1930s. In Nashville, the Frist Center for Visual Arts is right in step with this trend with its exhibit of vintage vehicles, Sensuous Steel: Art Deco Automobiles, opening June 14.
Food magazines/journals/blogs – whatever the medium – are more than common these days. And while we applaud the attention that food – and a greater understanding of it – is getting, there does seem to be an overabundance of the romanticizing of what we eat. Which is why we welcome the launch of a journal that aims to bring a balance to the story – or more accurately, tells and shows the whole story.
“One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.” –George Herbert
Recently, a friend told a story about how after his father passed away, he found stacks of dusty journals in boxes of his father’s keepsakes. As he flipped through the pages, he came across an entry from when he was about 7 years old that read, “Work is overwhelming right now, but I kept my plans to take my son fishing for the first time. I didn’t get any business done and I’m not sure if he will even remember today, but it was one of the greatest days of my life.” The interesting thing is, that fishing trip was one of the son’s fondest memories of his father. It’s those silent, reflective moments that make fathers into legends.
In 1921, an architect named Benton MacKaye wrote an article arguing that national parks like Yosemite and Yellowstone were magnificent, but wholly cut off from the majority of America’s population, who lived (and still lives) in the East. He hoped building camp grounds along the Appalachian Mountains would create jobs, opportunities and leisure for people who wanted to escape living like “canaries in a cage.”