Only 30 years ago, this urban sprawl was deep in the backwoods, and just a short trek away is Locust Ridge, where Dolly Parton was born in 1946, a child of impoverished sharecroppers, sharing a log cabin with 11 siblings but without electricity or running water. Today, though, the area is home to Dollywood, Parton’s hugely lucrative entertainment empire, a place that combines stars-and-stripes patriotism, southern gluttony, Dixie nostalgia and some pretty unlikely horse-tricks.
// Marginal Utility
"The social-media companies have largely succeeded in persuading users of their platforms' neutrality. What we fail to see is that these new identities are no less contingent and dictated to us then the ones circumscribed by tradition; only now the constraints are imposed by for-profit companies in explicit service of gain.READ the article