rural America

The Corn-Fed Whiteness of Rural Literature

Much of this canon is white and male, fetishizing a version of rural life that never truly existed.

Clinging To Our Guns: Rural Communities Are Reeling After Parkland

There is no universal “gun culture.” Read more »

Rural Savior: “Barbed Wire Heart” Offers a Violent Heroine We Can All Root For

“Barbed Wire Heart” is a love letter to Tess Sharpe’s rural hometown. Read more »