Issue 15, January / February 1997
“I don’t think it’s in any way about an ultimate definition. Art never should be. The worst thing you can do with art is close it down, make it mean one thing. One of the reasons great art endures the centuries is because it is open.” — Curt Richter, photographer
Essay by Barry Hannah, The Dreamworld by Donald Roller Wilson, Fiction by Deno Trakas and Lewis Nordon. Photography by Curt Richter.
Columns by Michael D’Orso, Nicholas Dawidoff, Beverly Lowry, Eric Ormsby, and others.
SERMON WITH MEATH
Was Meath the big fool everyone thought he was?
by Barry Hannah
THE DREAMWORLD OF Donald Roller Wilson
An Arkansas painter’s vision of the grandeur of monkeys, cats and dogs.
THE NEW PEOPLE
The New People were very strange, but surely they weren’t dangerous.
by Lewis Nordon
PORTRAITS OF SOUTHERN WRITERS
It takes about seven years to capture the faces of Southern literature
by Curt Richter
Guess who’s coming to dinner?
by Deno Trakas
Are the Fugitives still at large?
by Hal Crowther
by P. Revess
GONE OFF UP NORTH
A cheap shot never hurt anyone, especially if Jackie O. said so.
by Roy Blount Jr.
UP FROM THE ASHES
Behind the scenes at Hollywood’s retelling of the Florida racial massacre.
by Michael D’Orso
HELL'S HALF ACRE
The troubled history of country’s best brother act.
by Nicholas Dawidoff
SHOOTING THE CAT
Who said killing a cat was easy?
by Tony Earley
SOUTH OF THE TIMES
How the South is taking over America.
by John Shelton Reed
A BOOK OF OUR OWN
Why Gone with the Wind speaks to women all over the world.
by Beverly Lowry
FINDING A PORTRAIT
by Eric Ormsby