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by Geralyn Pezanoski
Mine is a powerful story about the essential bond between humans and animals, told against the backdrop of one of the worst disasters in U.S. history.
by Amy Nicholson
A portrait of a close-knit Chesapeake Bay community and its annual National Outdoor Show, Muskrat Lovely traces the events leading up to the 50th crowning of Miss Outdoors.
by Bradley Beesley
There’s nothing quite like the thrill of catching a 60-pound catfish with your bare hands ("noodling"), and that’s just what Oklahoma fishermen have been doing for hundreds of years.
by Margaret Brown
Beneath the surface of pageantry at America’s oldest Mardi Gras lies a complex story about race relations and the ever-present racial divide in America.
by Meghan Eckman
The Parking Lot Movie chronicles the rarefied world of one small parking lot in a college town, and the asphalt philosophers who work as attendants there.
by Felicia Dryden
The great, great granddaughter of a slaveowner and a descendant of a slave seek to reconcile the connections between their families with the reality of slavery.
by Kathy Conkwright and Mary Makley
Southern Belle is an insider's look at the 1861 Athenaeum Girls' School where young women from around the world signed up to become that iconic and romantic image of southern identity — the southern belle.
by Nancy Schiesari
A look at River City Tattoo Parlor in Killeen, Texas — home to Fort Hood, America’s largest military base — where war-bound and returning soldiers go under the needle and confess their deepest secrets and fears.
by Nancy Bless, Andrew Garrison, and Noland Walker
Turning an abandoned block of shotgun houses into art, Rick Lowe's Project Row Houses is re-shaping its Houston community, paying tribute to its past and racing to protect its future.
by Cassandra Herrman and Kelly Whalen
Tulia, Texas is the story of a small town’s search for justice and the price Americans pay for the nation’s war on drugs.