Mark Powell


There’s No Place Like North Carolina’s Land of Oz

All yellow brick roads lead to this charming little theme park in North Carolina

Arts & Culture

Boone, North Carolina: A Hippie Town with a (Serious) Football Problem

One local’s take on Appalachian State’s gridiron success—and why this mountain town just might win you over

Arts & Culture

Why I Can’t Look Away from Ukraine

For novelist and South Carolina native Mark Powell, watching the war unfolding in Ukraine hits close to home


Get to Know Jockey Director—and Florida Native—Clint Bentley

With his directorial debut set for wide release and earning a bevy of praise, this filmmaking son of an actual jockey is on the verge of stardom. But he’d rather just tell a great story

Good Dogs

Puppy Trials

Amid a new pup’s jumping, chewing, shredding, and escaping, a family figures out what really matters