Silas House


Novelist Silas House chats with the author of the new book Prine on Prine, which collects decades’ worth of interviews with the beloved songwriter

Arts & Culture

No one has tapped into Southern truths quite like the Virginia-raised author, whose fifteen novels span Appalachia to the Florida Keys. Just ask the legion of writers who praise Smith for guiding their own stories


After devastating waters wrecked novelist Silas House’s Eastern Kentucky homeland last week, he worked alongside the helpers—those who refuse to let the voices of Appalachia go under.

Arts & Culture

Remembering the country music star from Kentucky, who died at age 76


He acts, sings, and dances his way from Appalachia to Hollywood’s biggest franchises

Southern Heroes

A conversation, in letters, with one of the South’s most vital voices


Bringing a deeply painful past into the light, the singer-songwriter’s new memoir and album are testaments to the power of art—and of the human spirit

Good Dog

A country mutt helps a father get through his own separation anxiety