Issue 35, September / October 2000

Issue 35, September / October 2000


“Every question is multiple choice, and the truth depends on your frame of reference.” — William Gay on the Bell Witch of Tennessee

A Painted House  by John Grisham, continued. Essays by William Gay, Diane Roberts, and Matthew Teague. Fiction by James Carlos Blake. Interviews with John Logue and Gary McCalla. Poetry by Lynn Bishop and Walt McDonald.

Other contributors include John T. Edge, Diane Roberts, Jan DeBlieu, Annie Wedekind, Tom Piazza, Hal Crowther, Vicki Covington, and Roy Blount Jr.


SERIAL

A Painted House
By John Grisham
Trouble on the Chandler farm leads to murder, theft, and more secrets for Luke to keep. Part Five.

FEATURE

Queen of the Haunted Dell
By William Gay
There’s something spooky in a cave in Tennessee. Has the legendary Bell Witch returned?

SHORT STORY

Calendar Girl
By James Carlos Blake
A sailor leaves his beautiful wife at home with only his best friend to keep her company.


DEPARTMENTS

LOCAL FARE

Meet the Man Behind the Mix
By John T. Edge
Before he became the king of cakes, Duncan Hines revolutionized dining on the road.

POLITICS

The Tribe of the Yellow Dog
By Diane Roberts
The transformation of the Southern Democrats.

SOJOURNS

Out of This World
By Matthew Teague
UFO abductees in the Ozarks.

SOUTHERN GALLERY

Q & A with John Logue & Cary McCalla
How the former editors of Southern Living turned a failing magazine into a cultural juggernaut.

WILDLIFE

Lone Wolves
By Jan DeBlieu
A North Carolina program is trying to save the endangered red wolves.

HISTORY

Do Not Go Gently
By Annie Wedekind
The last stand of Robert Charles: mayhem in New Orleans, 1900.

SOUTHERN MUSIC

Local Hero
By Tom Piazza
The guitarist Harold Cavallero recalls the little-known country music scene in Louisiana.

COLUMNS

Dealer’s Choice
By Hal Crowther

Meditations for Bad Girls
By Vicki Covington

Gone Off Up North
By Roy Blount Jr.

POETRY

At the All-Star Break
By Lynn Bishop

Jogging at Sixty-Five
By Walt McDonald


Cover photo by Karekin Goekjian