Magazine


Issue 5, February 1995

“At any rate, I’m now the publisher. Though I'm still not sure what this means exactly, I do know these things: 1. The Oxford American is not going away; 2. We are even more determined to become the South's first major general interest magazine.” — John Grisham, “Publisher's Note”

Features by Carry Holladay, James Tighe, and Barry Hannah. Photographs by William Eggleston. Introducing special departments including Humor, Southern Music, Southern Books, Southern Bestsellers, Southern Travel, Southern Video, Southern Art, Southern Scenes, Funnies, and Verse.







FEATURES

ED AND EPH
by Scott Morris

PURSUING SOUTHERN HUMOR
by Roy Blount Jr.

THE LAST BLUES FRONTIER
by Johnathan Miles

BLUES NIGHT RIDE
by Beverly Lowry

FICTION

THE BELLE GLADE
by Cary Holladay

WITH OSCEOLA 
by James Tighe

I TASTE LIKE A SWORD
by Barry Hannah

PHOTOGRAPHS

By William Eggleston

ESSAYS

SHE WAS YOUNG, I WAS RESTLESS 
by Scott Morris

MRS. MYRA LIZZIE WILLIAMS 
by Tony Earley


DEPARTMENTS

DOWN, OUT & ABOUT

ELVIS'S BLACKSMITH • DEEP-FRIED HAMBURGERS • BLIND MELON'S DAD • EMUS AND THE KILLER'S 'HOOD 

HUMOR 

DON'T LAUGH, AMERICA
by Clyde Edgerton

YOU DON'T WANT TO GO HOME AGAIN 
by John Fergus Ryan

THE LOST DIARY OF THADEUS HAWKBURY, C.S.A. 
by Jeff Baker

SOUTHERN MUSIC

NEW RELEASES by R.E.M., the Connells, Nanci Griffith, Blue Mountain, the JudyBats and Sugar Blue

SOUTHERN BOOKS 

LAST TRAIN TO MEMPHIS (Peter Guralnick)
by Charles Taylor

COBB: A BIOGRAPHY (Al Stump) 
by Allen Barra

SOUTHERN BESTSELLERS

A survey of what Southerners are reading.

SOUTHERN TRAVEL

CALICO ROCK, ARKANSAS 
by Linda Peal White

SOUTHERN VIDEO

NERVOUS WHITE BOY
by Sid Scott

SOUTHERN ART 

JOHN MCCRADY'S DREAM 
by Tom Payne

SOUTHERN SCENES 

by Barry Root

FUNNIES

THE NARCOTICS MURDERS 
by P. Revess

VERSE

LOST NIXON TAPE
by J.E. Pitts


Cover by Gérard