Zack Harold is a writer, radio producer and videographer in Charleston, West Virginia.. He's a regular contributor to West Virginia Public Broadcasting's "Inside Appalachia" and has written for publications including The Guardian, The New Republic and Rolling Stone Country. In his spare time, he continues his search for the perfect West Virginia hot dog.
About 30 minutes into director Elaine Sheldon’s new film “King Coal,” the sides of the frame suddenly begin to creep inward. It happens on a wide shot of two young girls, sitting on a bench, crafting friendship bracelets. A small West Virginia town unfolds behind them. But as the black bars encroach on the corners […]