The American Dream Had a Lisp

The American Dream Had a Lisp

Rumblin’ with the Rise of Rasslin’ Audiences adore Dwayne Johnson. The action star rules the global Cineplex, but many of his newer fans are unfamiliar with his earlier wrestling career as “The Rock,” when followers of “Stone Cold” Steve Austin jeered him as his...
A Wandering Poet’s Cry

A Wandering Poet’s Cry

Book Review Athena Departs: Gospel of a Man Apart Clifford Brooks Kudzu Leaf Press, 122 pp., $14.00 Good News for the Southern Man In 1970, Neil Young’s “Southern Man” challenged the white patriarchal power structure, whose dominance was founded on the enslavement of...
Exorcising the Spirit of Rednecks Past

Exorcising the Spirit of Rednecks Past

The Ghost of J.B. Stoner Last year was as mixed-up as the Academy Awards. It was marked with phenomenal events. Women marched in the streets, and the #MeToo movement brought the roosters home to humiliating disgrace in the boardrooms and cloakrooms of Hollywood and...
Journey to the Big House

Journey to the Big House

Southern Rock’s Graceland Off a busy street in downtown Macon, GA sits a typical English Tudor-style house with cream white stucco and brown wood trim; however, if you drove past the big house at 2321 Vineville Avenue in the early 70’s, the inhabitants were far...
Why The New Southern Fugitives?

Why The New Southern Fugitives?

A New Moment “Of a new moment: This is my body and spirit, Broken but never tamed, risen from the bloody sod, Walking suddenly alive in a new morning.” – Donald Davidson, “The Sod of Battlefields” Karma, southern fried or not, is freedom, not fate....