Magazine


Issue 13, August / September 1996


“Everything is grist for a writer’s mill. When something happens to us, we never simply chalk it up to experience and go on with our life—it is our life.” — Florence King in “Handmaidens”

Includes “A Photographic Essay” by Victoria Balaban. Featuring “Target Practice” by Chris Offutt, “Who Killed Susan Smith?” by Blanche McCrary Boyd, and “An Unsuitable Attachment” by Bailey White.

Also featuring work by Wendy Brenner, Roy Blount Jr., Hal Crowther, Tony Early, Mary Hood, Tom Rankin, and more.







THE MAJESTIC DINER

A PHOTOGRAPHIC ESSAY
The Majestic Food Shop, an Atlanta landmark, has been serving “Food That Pleases Since 1929.” Victoria Balaban, a student of phycology at nearby Emory University, and a frequent visitor to the Majestic, offers his impressions.
by Victoria Balaban


 FEATURES

WHO KILLED SUSAN SMITH?
by Blanche McCrary Boyd

AN UNSUITABLE ATTACHMENT
by Bailey White

TARGET PRACTICE
by Chris Offutt


DEPARTMENTS

PERSONAL ESSAY
by Wendy Brenner

OUT BACK
by Tony Early

ROADSIDE
by Caroline Langston

HOME PAGE 
by Elizabeth Forston Arroyo

SOUTHERN DINING
by Julia Reed

SOUTHERN TRAVEL
by Mary Hood

SOUTHERN BOOKS
by Humphreys McGee

SOUTHERN SCENES
by Tom Rankin


COLUMNS

THE FAILED SOUTHERN LADY
by Florence King

DEALER'S CHOICE
by Hal Crowther

COMICS
by P. Revess

GONE OFF UP NORTH
by Roy Blunt Jr.