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Playlist: John Henry and Friends

“Guitar Drag” is its own ballad of racial injustice. As a companion to the essay, Marcus offers this playlist, his choice of the versions of the song “John Henry” that stand out among the others.
Department: MUSIC
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BOOK REVIEW: Lost Things

Everyone knows something about the power of things, how they remind us of our actions over time, how they have the power to delight or disappoint us. I’m referring here to what Katy Simpson Smith calls “oddments”—the items we don’t mean to collect, that we can’t quite bring ourselves to throw away, that we put on a desk in a spare room and forget.
Department: Reviews
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EYES ON THE SOUTH: SlowExposures Photography Festival

This week we look out into the country, to one of the great southern events of the season: the SlowExposures Photography Festival. The festival takes place in Pike County, Georgia, a small region south of Atlanta, and features work that celebrates the beauty and history of "the Rural South."
Department: ART
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EYES ON THE SOUTH: Rob Stephenson

These images are from a body of work, still in progress, that looks at the fate of the Space Coast of Florida in the wake of the closure of the Space Shuttle program.
Department: ART
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