My Family Moved to Nashville for Nashville

The email was a lark—hardly even a serious offer. My friend and former professor Lorrie Moore was moving to Nashville to teach at Vanderbilt, and she wrote me to say that they needed someone to fill in for a semester, to teach a single undergraduate creative writing workshop. I was six months pregnant, with no idea of… » 10/01/14 3:00pm 10/01/14 3:00pm

Connie Britton's in New York Times Magazine, Y'all

While nothing can completely fill the void left in our hearts by the 2011 finale of Friday Night Lights, a lengthy profile of Connie Britton — A.K.A. Tami Taylor — in New York Times Magazine certainly makes an honorable attempt at it. If you're worried that reading it will ruin the magical lofty expectations that you… » 2/13/13 7:15pm 2/13/13 7:15pm

Nashville Creator Callie Khouri Is Not a Fan of Catfights

In an interview with Women and Hollywood's Melissa Silverstein, Callie Khouri — who wrote Thelma & Louise and created the ABC drama Nashville — discusses writing roles for women. Silverstein asks, "One of the things I've read you talk about is the challenge of writing two female characters, who had conflicts with each… » 1/11/13 6:30pm 1/11/13 6:30pm