Stone Cold, Goofy, and The Godfather

Stone Cold, Goofy, and The Godfather

Ill-Informed Musings of a Man Who Has Hardly Ever Been South I am ashamed to admit that I am 41 years old and my only trips to the South (so far) have been childhood pilgrimages to Walt Disney World. That’s right: Not only have I failed to visit a Southern state not...
PC at the Cemetery

PC at the Cemetery

It all started when the Robert E. Lee statue was removed from New Orleans and the white supremacists were demonstrating in Charlottesville, Virginia. The president said there were some “fine people” among them as well among the counter-protesters. Now some of these...
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...
Shallow Graves

Shallow Graves

he Story of Two Men Whose Lives Will Not Be Buried Around 5 p.m. on November 17, 2017 in Macon County, Alabama, an unsuspecting pedestrian made a disturbing discovery. The Macon County Sheriff’s Office responded to the call and confirmed the finding: The body of a...
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....
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...