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From Humble Origins to Global Connections American summers have long been filled with tunes connected to the South. Elvis Presley’s first single, “That’s All Right,” was released in July 1954. In the late 60’s, the summers of love, sun, urban riots, and war protests...read more
Healing Lessons on Immigrants from Two Debut Authors As discussions about immigration dominate and divide the nation, the media and other aspects of society are quick to push their own opinions but slow to empathize with the experience of those caught in the middle —...read more
The Dominance of Language in Meditations on the Mother Tongue The Southern melting pot of language and culture often appears more like a salad chopped into historical time periods. The scattered ingredients, often too easily picked out, generate a simplified version...read more
Baby Boomers Search for Their Southland Jams In 1975, Charlie Daniels’ hit single “The South’s Gonna Do It Again” dominated FM radio and announced Southern Rock’s commercial rule over the late 70s. Not only did Southern Rock shred its way through Dixie but also...read more
Allison Joseph’s Journey to Wild Empowerment Like a cook sampling her fare before serving to eager guests, a poet offers intimate snapshots of isolated memory surrounded by the spices of metaphorical limitations. Just as each appetizer provides a preview of the entire...read more
*Photo Credit: Kezley Smit A Southern Beach Read for Brave Women Mystery novels, one of them most intense fiction genres, also provide one of the most satisfying—particularly when the reader finishes the book and puts it down. Southern literature brings a few of the...read more