Magazine


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.







FEATURES

ESSAY

SERMON WITH MEATH
Was Meath the big fool everyone thought he was?
by Barry Hannah 

ART PORTFOLIO

THE DREAMWORLD OF Donald Roller Wilson 
An Arkansas painter’s vision of the grandeur of monkeys, cats and dogs.

SHORT STORY

THE NEW PEOPLE
The New People were very strange, but surely they weren’t dangerous.
by Lewis Nordon

PHOTOGRAPHIC ESSAY

PORTRAITS OF SOUTHERN WRITERS
It takes about seven years to capture the faces of Southern literature
by Curt Richter

SHORT STORY

EUGENE 
Guess who’s coming to dinner?
by Deno Trakas 


DEPARTMENTS

COLUMNS

DEALER’S CHOICE
Are the Fugitives still at large?
by Hal Crowther 

COMICS 
by P. Revess

GONE OFF UP NORTH 
A cheap shot never hurt anyone, especially if Jackie O. said so.
by Roy Blount Jr. 

MOVIE TALK

UP FROM THE ASHES
Behind the scenes at Hollywood’s retelling of the Florida racial massacre.
by Michael D’Orso

MUSIC

HELL'S HALF ACRE
The troubled history of country’s best brother act.
by Nicholas Dawidoff 

FAMILY LIFE

SHOOTING THE CAT 
Who said killing a cat was easy?
by Tony Earley

BOOKS

SOUTH OF THE TIMES 
How the South is taking over America.
by John Shelton Reed

SOUTHERN BESTSELLERS

A BOOK OF OUR OWN 
Why Gone with the Wind speaks to women all over the world.
by Beverly Lowry 

VERSE

FINDING A PORTRAIT
by Eric Ormsby