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Lazy Afternoon Reruns: "How Cool It Was— Back Then"

There’s been a lot of heavy stuff to write about lately in the Deep South . . . race in politics, controversial legislation, and the death of a talented writer. 191 more words

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Lazy Afternoon Reruns: "Panic On!"

Can you believe it has been ten years since Mike Houser died? What began thirty years ago as a pair of guys who liked to play music together – John Bell and Mike Houser – has grown exponentially into one of modern Southern culture’s musical mainstays.  179 more words


Southern Movie 44: "Two Thousand Maniacs!" (1964)

It might be a good thing that Herschell Gordon Lewis’s 1964 Two Thousand Maniacs! is a hard movie to find. Lewis, a former English professor who is called the “Godfather of Gore,” became famous in the 1960s and 1970s for making bloody, disturbing horror movies. 3,306 more words

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Let Us Alone: My Close Call with Florida

We’ve been dealing with a little scare the last few months. Jerimiah was told back in September that they were moving him from the place he has been supporting, Baton Rouge, to a different location. 902 more words

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Alabamiana: The first Iron Bowl in Auburn, 1989

On this day thirty years ago, the legendary Alabama-Auburn football game – the Iron Bowl – was played in Auburn’s Jordan-Hare Stadium for the first time. 303 more words


Southern Movie 43: "The Defiant Ones" (1958)

Released in 1958, during the early years of the Civil Rights movement, The Defiant Ones was a daring foray into the nuances of race relations and white supremacy in the South. 3,656 more words

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Dirty Boots: "Before some ol' fool comes around here"

I know that everybody in the Deep South knows the song “Sweet Home Alabama,” that anthem to my home state that balks at Neil Young, defends George Wallace in vague terms, and blows off Watergate as not worth worrying about. 1,062 more words

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