Issue 81, Summer 2013

Issue 81, Summer 2013

“There are times in your life like that, in grief, in love, when you walk around like a live wire, meaning sparking off everything, and you go through the day dazzled and hurting.” — Anne Gisleson, “Condolences from Death Row”

Features by Jennifer Percy, Wendy Brenner, David Gessner, Anne Gisleson, and others. Plus: Padgett Powell goes for a ride; William Caverlee takes down his bird feeder; Duncan Murrell, his daughter, and a dead deer. With fiction by Delaney Nolan and Mesha Maren.

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Points South

Padgett Powell goes for a ride

William Caverlee takes down his bird feeder

Fighting to save Frank Lloyd Wright's Spring House, by Diane Roberts

Duncan Murrell, his daughter, and a dead deer

Charlie Cousins, by Jeffrey Rotter

Robert Gordon on Tav Falco on Memphis

Fuck, a poem by Nickole Brown

Ted Scheinman interviews Mofro’s JJ Grey, the swami of swamp rock

Benjamin Morris explores the remains of Jazzland

Rozalia Jovanovic on the scandal of Amarillo

Crossing Arlington Bridge, by Nic Halverson

Harrison Scott Key’s excellent Greyhound adventure

Tip, a story by Mesha Maren

Ragan Sutterfield among the hippie farmers in Little Rock

Local Fare: John T. Edge on the politics of eating together


Features

        DON’T TOUCH THE DUMMY
        by Jennifer Percy

STRANGE BEADS
by Wendy Brenner

MEET THE KEATLES
by David Gessner

THE OUTLAWS
a story by Ron Rash

CONDOLENCES FROM DEATH ROW
by Anne Gisleson

THE REVOLUTION WILL BE SOLARIZED
by Chris Warren

NOTHING CAN CROSS
a story by Delaney Nolan


Omnivore

TARANTINO ENCHAINED
Blaxploitation Redux
by Stanley Crouch

THE BLUES HERO IN THE SPYGLASS TREE
Albert Murray’s Omni-Humanity 
by Walton Muyumba

THE MIND REVISITED
Two New Books on Southern Politics
by Hal Crowther

THE BOTTOM OF THE RIVER HAW
The Medium is Hiss Golden Messenger
by Amanda Petrusich

Cooking with Chris:
BIBLE CAKE
by Chris Offutt


Art by  Colleen Plumb, Mark Steinmetz, Mike Smith, Greta Pratt, Michael Marshall, Alan Spector, Jacquelyn Sparks, Tim Barber, Tav Falco, Birney Imes, John Folsom, William Eggleston, David Rathman, Elijah Gowin, Susana Raab, Frank Hallam Day, Lucas Foglia, Bob Adelman, Alan Powdrill, Julie Heffernan, Laura Brown, Derrick Dent, Jack Spencer, Dave Anderson, Jon Edwards, Eleanor Davis, Romare Bearden, Dennis Darling, Holden Richards, M. C. Taylor, Susan Worsham

Cover: "Nungesser Elephant, New Orleans" (2010) by Collen Plumb