In between writing about what kind of styling paste this guy uses in his hair, GQ covers complex environmental issues.
So, finally, a national, well-known and branded publication decides to take a hard look
at one of the worst man-made environmental disasters in the history of the United States. It's GQ, but I mean, seriously, because it happened in Appalachia it's like the national press deigned it too out of the way to cover in any comprehensive, investigative fashion.
The story's well-written, well-researched and well-sourced, in fact, with many of the same aggrieved Roane County folks the Scene
spoke with in early January. If you've been following this story closely, you probably won't learn anything new. But it's certainly the best effort so far by any magazine or newspaper with a national readership to tell this story.