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Will Stephenson


About

Will Stephenson wrote the series “Outskirts of the Southern Canon” on OxfordAmerican.org. His writing has also appeared in the New York Times Magazine, the FADER, Pacific Standard, and the Paris Review Daily.

Articles

Rapp Will Never Die

By Will Stephenson

Nights of Terror, Days of Weird

By Will Stephenson

Issue 99, Winter 2017

Living Too Close to the Ground

By Will Stephenson

Perfectly Boring

By Will Stephenson

CRAZY TO LOOK IN THE EYE

The Outlaws were evidence that the counterculture had finally breached the South and had begun influencing even its most native forms, a rare period of overlap, it seemed, between popular and redneck...

By Will Stephenson

LISTENING IN

A review of Greil Marcus's book,  The History of Rock 'N' Roll in Ten Songs. 

By Will Stephenson

PULL BACK AND RELOAD: BARRY HANNAH IN HOLLYWOOD

An installment in our weekly series, The By and By.  One of the strangest and rarest books in Hannah’s catalog,  Power and Light  is worth the trouble of seeking out, not only because...

By Will Stephenson

SOUND THAT KILLS PAIN

An installment in our weekly series, The By and By.  The problem of pain is one that has long troubled humans in general, but dentists, perhaps, in particular. The issue has vexed the field for...

By Will Stephenson

STILL I SHINE SO CLEAN

Sweet Jones: Pimp C’s Trill Life Story , the frustrating and fascinating new biography by Julia Beverly, is a bizarre document, and a necessary one: by the time of his death in 2007 at age...

By Will Stephenson

SUITE FOR BOHANNON

An installment in our weekly series, The By and By.  I am lying in bed on the Fourth of July. The apartment is empty. A box fan is propped on the dresser, blowing cool air, though I can’t hear...

By Will Stephenson