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#ICYMI: About 'Welcome to Eclectic'

Welcome to Eclectic – formerly Pack Mule for the New School – is a blog written by Foster Dickson, a writer, editor, and teacher who lives in Montgomery, Alabama. 494 more words

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#ICYMI: Dirty Boots, an introduction

Lots of my family and friends, my wife among them, have never understood why I wear boots all the year round. Especially in the summer when, in Alabama, it gets mighty hot and breaking out some running shoes or flip-flops might seem more appealing. 215 more words

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Blues For Mister Charlie by James Baldwin

I haven’t read a play in a while, but I saw this rather attractive edition of a James Baldwin piece (subtitled, descriptively, as A Drama In Three Acts… 945 more words

Book Review

Red Clay Mountain

I skip, he runs, like best friends do, across the crunchy gravel road, no cares to carry

taking us to the mountain of red-orange clay… 214 more words


Disrupters & Interlopers: Bayard Rustin

There is one clear and unequivocal reason that you have probably not heard of Bayard Rustin: he was gay. Though Rustin was active in the Civil Rights movement well before Martin Luther King, Jr. 547 more words

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Southern Movie 37: "The Free State of Jones" (2016)

After writing a recent Southern Movie post about the sentimentalized Civil War movie Drums from the Deep South, it seemed appropriate to write one as well about an un-sentimentalized Civil War movie: 2016’s… 3,995 more words

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Daily Projections, 6-5-2019: The Man In The Moon (1991)

Title: The Man In The Moon
Director: Robert Mulligan
Country of Origin: USA
Year: 1991
Screening format: Blu-ray
Setting: home
First viewing? kind of (first since an edited cut on TV 20 years ago) 257 more words

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