The Old South’s Rug, the New South’s Blanket

The Old South’s Rug, the New South’s Blanket

Southern Gothic Copes with Southern Shame “The Civil War was fought over states’ rights, not slavery,” my fifth-grade teacher said with her back turned to the class and the same smarty-pants tone we used on the playground. On the way home from school, I told my mother...
Is the Novella the New Netflix?

Is the Novella the New Netflix?

The average adult attention span equals eight seconds, according to Time. No wonder, as our fingers connect us to a mesmerizing map of colorful stimuli, rendering us useless for extended concentration. As people learn to binge bursts of episodic content on Netflix,...