Beth Macy

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Interstate 81

Interstate 81 represents the connections between urban, suburban, and rural America and how the opioid crisis affected all parts of the country, albeit in different ways. In Dopesick, Interstate 81 is known as a…

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Coal, which used to be an economic staple in Appalachia, represents an older way of life that is no longer viable in the modern world. On the one hand, coal stirs nostalgia among residents of…

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