The Modern Women of Rural America
With the PBS NewsHour
in Greenville, SC
A Public Library Tells the Civic Story of a Town
Greenville's public library puts its past and present on full display: mills, racial history, internationalism, public-private collaborations, and culture.
Tech Meets Art in Middle School
A South Carolina public school gives tech-savvy students a sense of humanity.
A Song of America's Downtowns
A heartening surprise of our travel so far: the breadth, seriousness, and—in some places—success of the effort to revitalize small-town downtowns. Or, what 3 programmers from Uzbekistan taught us about America.
'Where Do You Go to Church?' The Video and Mapping Versions
More ways of taking the measure of this vast country.
The Vermont Lake Monsters, and Other Updates From the Road
Are people in smaller towns "nicer" than cosmopolitans? No. But their political structures are working better.
Greenville, Burlington, and American Futures
"I loathed it with the heat of a thousand million suns."
What My School Means to Me: Essays from 3 High Schoolers
How students at an unusual school think—and write—about their experience.
The Parks and Recreation Theory of America's Future
What we discuss at the national level has surprisingly little to do with startup decisions. Some provocative data about where America is growing, and why.
Dreaming Big in South Carolina:
A Public Boarding School for the Arts
Dadgum! Katy, Bar the Door!
Speaking Your Mind in South Carolina
Smaller-Town Startups: 'Stopping the Brain Drain' in SC
'People say, this is my ticket Out.' Then, they want to stay.
America's Tiniest Engineers:
Report From Greenville, South Carolina
In Which I Develop New Respect for the Wedding-Industrial Comple
We know that football players are brave. But spare a thought as well for bride-magazine models.
Welcome to Greenville and 'The Upstate'
A region that has willed its way to a new economic and civic identity.
Separated at Birth?
Greenville, Sioux Falls