Stories by “ Jess Swanson ”
Fish Tales: Mermaid for a Day
I joined Key West’s mermaid community to realize my childhood dream of becoming Ariel.
Neighborhood Watch: Germantown, Nashville
Once an enclave of German immigrants, this quaint neighborhood embraces its centuries-old Teutonic heritage with sausages and beer…
A Quiet Place
Most people would love a weekend retreat where no one speaks. But how would this chatty millennial keep silent?
An astrophysicist-turned-photographer captures Bolivia’s indigenous women packing punches and new opportunities
Where there’s smoke, there’s a cocktail at this Gainesville bar
AC Hotel bar in Gainesville, Florida, is igniting a bevy of different woods and herbs and pairing the aromatic smoke with cocktails.
Where can you find the best barbecue in Texas? Photographer Wyatt McSpadden knows.
Wyatt McSpadden traveled across Texas photographing the grub that binds the state together: barbecue