Category Archives: Magazine Writing

DRUM August 2008: Patrick Hallahan © 2008 . All rights reserved.

My Morning Jacket Does an About-face

All Patrick Hallahan wants is a hot dog. It’s an unnaturally warm Halloween night in New York City, and Hallahan and the rest of the boys in My Morning Jacket have just arrived in Manhattan, completely exhausted from the trip. The Tennessee-based band — a little bit country, a little bit rock and roll, and very much indie — is here to record their new album, Evil Urges, the follow-up to their critically-acclaimed breakthrough, Z. But the only urge they’ve got right now is for late-night grub, and they’ve got it bad. Good thing they’re in New York City. Continue reading

Best Places © 2008 . All rights reserved.

America’s Best Places to Live 2008: No. 12, Highlands Ranch, Colorado

Just 12 miles southeast of Denver, Highlands Ranch is a young unincorporated community — only 27 years old this year. Settled by Native Americans long ago, it remained a series of farms and ranches until the 1980s brought suburban development. Continue reading