Magazine


Issue 35, September / October 2000


“Every question is multiple choice, and the truth depends on your frame of reference.” — William Gay on the Bell Witch of Tennessee

A Painted House  by John Grisham, continued. Essays by William Gay, Diane Roberts, and Matthew Teague. Fiction by James Carlos Blake. Interviews with John Logue and Gary McCalla. Poetry by Lynn Bishop and Walt McDonald.

Other contributors include John T. Edge, Diane Roberts, Jan DeBlieu, Annie Wedekind, Tom Piazza, Hal Crowther, Vicki Covington, and Roy Blount Jr.







SERIAL

A PAINTED HOUSE 
Trouble on the Chandler farm leads to murder, theft, and more secrets for Luke to keep. Part Five.
by John Grisham

FEATURE

QUEEN OF THE HAUNTED DELL 
There’s something spooky in a cave in Tennessee. Has the legendary Bell Witch returned?

by William Gay

SHORT STORY

CALENDAR GIRL
A sailor leaves his beautiful wife at home with only his best friend to keep her company.
by James Carlos Blake


DEPARTMENTS

LOCAL FARE

MEET THE MAN BEHIND THE MIX 
Before he became the king of cakes, Duncan Hines revolutionized dining on the road.
by John T. Edge

POLITICS

THE TRIBE OF THE YELLOW DOG 
The transformation of the Southern Democrats.
by Diane Roberts

SOJOURNS

OUT OF THIS WORLD 
UFO abductees in the Ozarks.
by Matthew Teague

SOUTHERN GALLERY

Q & A with John Logue & Cary McCalla
How the former editors of Southern Living turned a failing magazine into a cultural juggernaut.

WILDLIFE

LONE WOLVES
A North Carolina program is trying to save the endangered red wolves.
by Jan DeBlieu

HISTORY

DO NOT GO GENTLY 
The last stand of Robert Charles: mayhem in New Orleans, 1900.
By Annie Wedekind

SOUTHERN MUSIC

LOCAL HERO 
The guitarist Harold Cavallero recalls the little-known country music scene in Louisiana.
by Tom Piazza

COLUMNS

DEALER'S CHOICE
by Hal Crowther

MEDITATIONS FOR BAD GIRLS
by Vicki Covington

GONE OFF UP NORTH
by Roy Blount Jr.

POETRY

AT THE ALL-STAR BREAK
by Lynn Bishop

JOGGING AT SIXTY-FIVE 
by Walt McDonald


Cover photo by Karekin Goekjian