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.
A PAINTED HOUSE
Trouble on the Chandler farm leads to murder, theft, and more secrets for Luke to keep. Part Five.
by John Grisham
QUEEN OF THE HAUNTED DELL
There’s something spooky in a cave in Tennessee. Has the legendary Bell Witch returned?
by William Gay
A sailor leaves his beautiful wife at home with only his best friend to keep her company.
by James Carlos Blake
MEET THE MAN BEHIND THE MIX
Before he became the king of cakes, Duncan Hines revolutionized dining on the road.
by John T. Edge
THE TRIBE OF THE YELLOW DOG
The transformation of the Southern Democrats.
by Diane Roberts
OUT OF THIS WORLD
UFO abductees in the Ozarks.
by Matthew Teague
Q & A with John Logue & Cary McCalla
How the former editors of Southern Living turned a failing magazine into a cultural juggernaut.
A North Carolina program is trying to save the endangered red wolves.
by Jan DeBlieu
DO NOT GO GENTLY
The last stand of Robert Charles: mayhem in New Orleans, 1900.
By Annie Wedekind
The guitarist Harold Cavallero recalls the little-known country music scene in Louisiana.
by Tom Piazza
by Hal Crowther
MEDITATIONS FOR BAD GIRLS
by Vicki Covington
GONE OFF UP NORTH
by Roy Blount Jr.
AT THE ALL-STAR BREAK
by Lynn Bishop
JOGGING AT SIXTY-FIVE
by Walt McDonald
Cover photo by Karekin Goekjian