Three short years ago, a boy named Griff responded to a Kentucky Mingle profile and met a boy named Whit. Awash in a sea of popped collars, the two connected at a Rainbow Bus Club meeting in Lexington and quickly bonded over a shared love of their home state. Soon, a dastardly plan was hatched. Who knew this plan would soon occupy a spot in the annals of advertising infamy? Only they did, my friend, and now you get to find out what really went down.
SoLit is the Oxford American’s newest video offering from filmmaker Dave Anderson. In this inaugural episode, Anderson interprets "Telegram" by Wendy Brenner, a soulful essay from the OA's Fall issue that reflects on fatherhood, competitive running, and the discovery of an antique twenty-six-foot telegram.
Jimmy Rhodes, Jr. is not an ordinary man, not by any stretch. He collects paraphernalia of many varieties— wrestling gear, film props, autographs. He is an accomplished magician. And he just so happens to have (probably) been the youngest mayor in Arkansas history. And he is, well, the kind of person who sees dead people for a living.
Cassilhaus is a dazzling home, art gallery, and residency created by Frank Konhaus and Ellen Cassilly, a couple who married in their forties and decided that they would "have artists" instead of children. Ellen, a green architect, teamed with husband Frank to design their modern home to include an adjoining apartment and studio space in the woods near Durham, North Carolina—a wonderful retreat for visiting artists to stay, relax, and make new art. This is the story of that creative community.
Bill Minor and Jerry Mitchell have witnessed and shaped history, and they've been doing it for a combined sixty years. They sat down with SoLost to share their stories. Witness the witnesses with us, and see how their storytelling changed the world.