Culture

Episodes in Love and Misdirection

Book Review The Going and Goodbye Shuly Xochitl Cawood Platypus Press, 192 pp., $16.00   Exploring the Give-and-Take of Romance Finding nonfiction that accurately captures the feeling of events both big and small can prove a challenge; however, The Going and Goodbye...

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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. What we reap and...

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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...

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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...

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