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Contributing Writer Cody Maxwell

The Good Wife

For Halloween, Cody Maxwell shares a short, haunting tale with us in the fine storytelling tradition ... more »

Oct 30, 2014 12:00 AM Cover Story

Return To Patten Towers

“Everybody knows ya’ll Patten Towers people call the ambulance just to get a free ride to the hospital.” more »

Sep 12, 2013 12:00 AM

Independence Day, Independent Views: COA

"COA first began as a conversation between Megan Hollenbeck, Chris Brooks, myself. We had all recognized that there was something deeply wrong with Chattanooga." more »

Jul 4, 2013 12:24 PM

My Lynyrd Skynyrd Odyssey (By Way of Jack Kerouac)

When Lynyrd Skynyrd arrived, the South was still being depicted as a bizarre, bloody land peopled by a race of hateful, backwoods cotton farmers. Bob Dylan sang “Oxford Town,” where everybody had “their heads bowed down” in shame. more »

Jun 6, 2013 12:00 AM Music

A Southern Writer's Journal: Johnny Cash at Nickajack

But in 1967, the music men in Nashville were saying that the Man in Black was through. He stood six foot two, weighed 150 pounds and had long been strung out on cocaine, pills and booze. Johnny Cash was sick. more »

Apr 18, 2013 12:00 AM 1 Comments

Slipping Through The Cracks

Chattanooga’s boom is bypassing many of the city’s working poor. more »

Dec 1, 2011 12:00 AM , 1 Comments

Bus Stop Blues

Life's rich pageant on a bus ride from Brainerd. more »

Oct 6, 2011 11:44 AM Cover Story