The Vault: Nashville (1975)...

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      In the realm of pop culture, the South tends to get a rather bum rap. When I mentioned to friends of mine that I was working for a Southern culture magazine, most of them started laughing and asked if I’d be writing about Deliverance every month. It feels that no matter how much I trumpet about the sheer beauty of Breece D’J Pancake’s short stories or the stark, cold magic of Winter’s Bone, people still have these stereotypical images of wackadoo accents, guns and God. The purpose of the Drawl Vault is to highlight areas of Southern pop culture that people may not have experienced. Our first nomination to The Drawl Vault is the 1975 Robert Altman film Nashville.     Nashville is a wide-ranging, glorious mess that takes a look at humanity...

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