Six Degrees of Coca-Cola

Six Degrees of Coca-Cola

Acid has burned the shape of a trident into the cement floor. A white etching on the gray warehouse floor. One leaky pallet of Coca-Cola products waiting for disposal. The smell is rancid. Gnats circle. As I am standing on the receiving dock at the Sam’s Club where I...
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 Danger of Being One of Those Pretty Girls

The Danger of Being One of Those Pretty Girls

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 most highly acclaimed female...