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Why Don’t We Review It in the Road?

“ might be called the greatest record ever made […] a top-to-bottom reinvention of the band as pure abstraction, the two discs, like stone tablets, delivering a new order.” 718 more words


Short story: "Backpack"

“Backpack,” by Tony Earley

Appeared in the New Yorker, November 5th, 2018, and in The Writer’s Voice (read and listen)

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Twenty-first Century

ICYMI: Lonnie Holley in "The New Yorker"

In case you missed it, The New Yorker featured a nice, long write-up on Alabama musician and artist Lonnie Holley in late October. I actually missed it myself, until one of my students pointed it out to me. 31 more words

The Deep South

Nothing Has Changed Since Winston Churchill Said It

The Midterm Election’s warm glow of victory and its cold agony of defeat last Tuesday night lasted until Wednesday morning. That’s when formerly besieged, belittled and begrudged Democrats, who took back the House of Representatives from the raging Red Staters, swore to move the country forward despite Trumpian politics. 946 more words

One From the Archive: 'London War Notes: 1939-1945' by Mollie Panter-Downes *****

First published in 2015.

The 111th entry on the Persephone list, and one of this year’s spring reprints, is Mollie Panter-Downes’ excellent London War Notes: 1939-1945… 483 more words

The case of the missing lake, making paintings out of photographs, fake videos, Harari's 21 Lessons, and Stevenson's Just Mercy

On Saturday morning I went up to Durant Park to see how the leaves were doing.  It was a brisk 51 degrees, and the light was undramatic, without a cloud in the sky. 677 more words