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Son Thomas in Leland, MS

Born in 1926 in Eden, Mississippi, Son Thomas spent is life in the Mississippi Delta and earned renown as a folk artist and a blues musician. Rex Miller took these photos of Thomas in 1989, just four years before Thomas’s death.
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EYES ON THE SOUTH: Brian Anderson

Since 2010, Brian Anderson has documented the I-40 or Hernando de Soto bridge. The bridge connects Memphis, Tennessee, and West Memphis, Arkansas.
Department: ART
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INTERVIEW: Inside the Chase

In her newest book, Do Not Sell at Any Price, OA contributor Amanda Petrusich takes a look at one of the quirkiest subcultures in the States: the niche of the 78rpm record collector.
Department: Interviews
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Listen for the Night Booms

Entire islands dissolved. Old trees stuck in the river bottom shot up like gigantic spring-loaded spears. A twenty- to thirty-foot pulse of water pushed backwards up the river; ghost ships, their crews mysteriously missing, came floating back down.
Department: LITERATURE
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