by Kory Wells In the sweet moments, I forget you’re gone. I picture you in your red-checkered kitchen, skillet popping grease, peas and pearl onions
We heard the news that Michael Jackson's daughter, Paris (pictured on the left), had been in South Louisiana visiting Nottoway Plantation a few weeks ago. The press release and photos just arrived in our inbox, so here's the scoop:
In 2002, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Texas, presented an exhibition of 70 quilts from Gee’s Bend, Alabama. The story goes that art collector William Arnett came across a photograph of one of the quilts while working on a history of African American vernacular art. He set out to find the quilt, and its maker, and arrived in Gee’s Bend. Arnett ultimately introduced the women of Gee's Bend and their quilts to the world, but not many people have actually visited the source. Recently, a group of Auburn architecture students and community leaders from Gee's Bend set out to change that.
by Angela Spires The voice of Darth Vader comes out of my Tom Tom, followed by his mechanical breath. “You have arrived at your destination. Whooo-perrrr.” I hit the brakes of my black Chevrolet Aveo: my rental—economy class. Not that anyone here could tell the difference between a Chevy Aveo and a Gemballa Avalanche. To my left a row of evergreens leads up to
Summer reading & Mary Kay Andrews' Breeze Inn. An upcoming Twitter chat on John Kennedy Toole. Inside the App with Zora Neale Hurston. Honorable Mentions. And Recommended Reading & a giveaway for the Titanic anniversary. Happy Literary Friday!