The 25th Annual Southern Music Issue + free CD hits newsstands on December 5th, but you can pre-order yours today!
Bambara’s and Naylor’s unfinished film projects remind us that Black independent cinema can do much more than lobby for inclusion.
By Randi Gill-Sadler
We can imagine a fantastical world where time travel is possible, yet we cannot conceive of any point in the past, or even the future, where black...
By Brit Bennett
We grew up knowing she was from Georgia, and the state therefore held a special place in our hearts.
By Farah Jasmine Griffin
Gram Parsons may have been going for an authentic country look, but his suit was equally tongue-in-cheek, like some of his songs.
By Elyssa East
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By Oxford American
You lose your stinking mind and have to go crazy to remain sane! Things are so backwards here. Frontwards is backwards. You know?
By Lance Ledbetter
“Reckoning comes before reconciliation and often begins at the table.”
David Ramsey revisits Blackey, Kentucky, where Old Regular Baptists are still singing in a four-hundred-year-old tradition.
KaToya Ellis Fleming investigates the backlash and legacy of violence caused by the 1898 Wilmington Massacre in North Carolina and a performance by the American folk duo Birds of Chicago.
Tess Taylor explores Anne Spencer's poetry and a live performance by Lucy Dacus. This episode marks the first time Anne Spencer's voice will be broadcast outside of the Anne Spencer House and Garden Museum.
By Nicole Hernandez
By Cory Jones
By Billie Carter-Rankin
By Jay Simple
“God bless America and God bless the Oxford American…”
The fall issue focuses on film of the South in all its bold, complex, and vivid iterations.