For you they've waited.
Just in time for the heat: THE OXFORD AMERICAN’s “Best of the South” Issue featuring our annual guide to everything you want to know about the South. Best haunted hotel? Best tourist trap? Best legs? Best bird? Best cup? Best horse? Best puppeteer? Best fan? Yup, this is the issue for you.
Also, John T. Edge finds truthiness in community cookbooks, Hal Crowther rips the covers off adulterous Southern politicians, and humorist Jack Pendarvis names the “Best” of everything we forgot to mention.
Of course, there’s more: George Singleton finds sushi where you’d least expect, Diane Roberts meets some gun-toting environmentalists, William Caverlee recalls the tale of a mermaid in Biloxi, and we take life lessons from Dr. Love, a princely street personality in New Orleans.
We’re also proud to present new fiction from newcomer Matthew Neill Null and the literary lioness Elizabeth Spencer. Each story will make for great poolside—or indoor—reading for the heat-impaired.
Other contributors to the new “Best of the South” Issue include: Kevin Brockmeier, David Ramsey, William Bowers, Sharon Stone, Maud Newton, Jamie Quatro, the Land Brothers, John Holman, Beth Ann Fennelly, Diann Blakely, and Dale Ray Phillips. And many more!
Subscribers will be receiving their issues in the next week or so; copies will appear on newsstands in early June.
IF YOU AREN’T A SUBSCRIBER BUT NEED THIS COPY (AND YOU DO!), please hit this link: http://store.oxfordamerican.org/
OA EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT: MOSE ALLISON, PETER GURALNICK, AND MORE.
Please join THE OA in Clarksdale, Mississippi for our first-ever MOST SOUTHERN WEEKEND ON EARTH on Friday, July 9 and Saturday, July 10. On Friday night, Kevin Gordon, Jimbo Matthus, and the bluesman Robert Belfour will perform at the Ground Zero Blues Club. On Saturday afternoon, the legendary music writer Peter Guralnick will be interviewed on-stage by OA editor Marc Smirnoff, followed a little later by a Southern Beer Tasting to wet your whistle and get you in the mood for the Saturday Night show. The Saturday Night show at Ground Zero Blues Club will feature the one-and-only Mose Allison and the amazing but real True Soul Revue (our new favorite soul act).
The MOST SOUTHERN WEEKEND ON EARTH is an extension of a fantastic event we did last year in Clarksdale with Dale Hawkins (R.I.P.), Wiley and the Checkmates, and bluesman R.L. Boyce.
For more details, please check out http://oxfordamerican.org/news-events/events/2010/jul/09/most-southern-weekend-earth/
Space is limited so please act now.