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William Christenberry

Obituary and NYT profile William Christenberry’s work is a poetic evocation of a haunted countryside.  . . .  [that it] really says it all, because it [his work] deals not only with the Southern landscape of beauty and wonderment, but also the side of it that is haunted with memory and sadness. AlabamapaintingphotographyWalker PercyWilliam Christenberry

Muscle Shoals

Top-notch documentary about an amazing man and his sense of place (even the usually irritating talking heads such as Bono are for once palatable). Located alongside the Tennessee River, Muscle Shoals, Alabama is the unlikely breeding ground for some of America’s most creative and defiant music. Under the spiritual influence of the “Singing River,” as…