A Land Without Laws

A Land Without Laws

Poets without Limits Mainstream culture has a listless practice of permitting minority literature to collect dust. Public school history classes devote a lesson or two to ethnic history, often while minimizing its impactful voice. Native Americans, for instance, are...
Brains Are the New Black

Brains Are the New Black

The Value of Intelligence in Southern Women’s Wardrobes The airheaded Southern Belle is practically a Jungian Archetype. Long ago, pop culture shrink-wrapped Southern women in tight wholesome packages, saddling them with ideals of propriety and pride in being the...
Peaches, Premieres, and Politics

Peaches, Premieres, and Politics

Georgia as the New Hollywood The American film industry is the machine that infuses our humdrum workaday lives with stories of chivalric love, intoxicating adventures, and uplifting dramas. The red carpet telecast of glitzy prime time awards shows, the chic low-cut...

The Old South Through the Young Artist Lens

The Divine and Diverse Gallery of the New Millennium T.S. Eliot, in a 1919 essay on Hamlet, defined the term objective correlative as “the only way of expressing emotion in the form of art is by finding an ‘objective correlative’; in other words, a set of objects, a...
Who Writes the Nonfiction of Slavery?

Who Writes the Nonfiction of Slavery?

Returning Southern History to the Victims It Consumed Not only is the history of slavery a controversial topic, but there’s also a generational debate over if it’s a subject of current conversations. Millennials insist they discuss slavery over happy hour...