Issue 46, May / June 2003

Issue 46, May / June 2003

 

“Call New York the literary capital of America at a book party in New York, and watch people roll their eyes at your grasp of the self-evident. Brag up Southern writers in the South—at a literary gathering, a barbecue joint, a gas station, anywhere? Expect gleeful hoots of agreement.” — Mark Winegardner, “Fighting Words”

Essays by Duncan Murrell, Mark Winegardner, John T. Edge, Annie Wedekind, Laura Wilcox, and more. Photography by Naomi Harris. Fiction by Chris Bachelder. Poetry by Benjamin Pryor.


Columns & Departments

Editor’s Box
by Marc Smirnoff

NEWS FROM THE FRONT

Sense of Place
MIAMI, FLORIDA
photographs by Naomi Harris

Local Fare
ON THE SLUG BURGER TRAIL
by John T. Edge

Meditations
FIGHTING WORDS
by Mark Winegardner

Travel
LOST WORLD
by Annie Wedekind

In Louisiana
A RIVER RUNS ALL OVER IT
by Lauren Wilcox

Private History
KIND OF LONESOME ALONE
by Jeff Baker

Video 
BLACK LIKE US
by Tom Wiener

FINE PRINT
Redneck politics, the greatest country music singles, a chat with Madison Smart Bell, and more.

MUSIC NOTES
Vic Chesnutt, Lisa Marie Presley, Songs: Ohia, and more.

Dealer’s Choice
DISPATCH FROM A MARTIAL PROVINCE
by Hal Crowther

Southern Scenes
MIAMI, FLORIDA
by Naomi Harris

Poetry
FORTUNATE TRAIN
by Benjamin Pryor


Features

THE ART OF POLITICS
Wesley Clark will run for president when he’s good and ready.
by Duncan Murrell

GEORGIA AND AFTER
Breaking up on the road with just one state left to go.
a story by Chris Bachelder


Cover: Photograph of Wesley Clark by Matthew Martin