Environment

Mythland

Collide-a-ScapeBy Keith KloorJul 21, 2009 5:58 PM

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Timothy Egan is one of the best writers at the NY Times. Here's his killer lede from today's column:

Like a brief, intense summer squall, a media storm passed over small-town America a few years ago, stripping away what was left of the myth of the rural idyll to reveal a cast of hollow-cheeked white people smoking meth behind the corn silo.

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