Magazine


Issue 60, Spring 2008

The Home Issue

“The architect Louis Kahn once said that even a brick aspires to be a part of something greater than itself, and the idea is a nice one if you appreciate the transcendental power of architecture, how a building can tap into the sublime.” — Paul Reyes, “Death of a Building”

Sarah M. Broom visits her childhood home. Chris Bachelder navigates real estate. Keith Pandolfi explains Gaston Callum’s mission to resurrect old homes through photos.

Fiction by Jack Pendarvis and Michael Knight. Other contributors include Karen Russell, Stella M. Čapek, Jeff Baker, William Caverlee, Kate Sweeney, and more.







 

Columns & Departments

 

Editor’s Box
by Marc Smirnoff

 

Publisher’s Note
by Warwick Sabin

 

Gone Off Up North
Where exactly is home?
by Roy Blount, Jr.

 

Dealer’s Choice
House-worship and economic cannibalism created the foreclosure crisis.
by Hal Crowther

 

The Outdoors
A passion for dogwoods.
by Allison Wallace

 

Local Fare
Holding onto the past through pickling and canning.
by John T. Edge

 

Ode
Romancing a saloon.
by Wright Thompson

 

Ode
Domestic turmoil for undergrads.
by Mike Powell

 

Meditations
Far from family.
by Dolores Alfieri

 

Travel
A castle for an unrequited love.
by Karen Russell

 

Essay
Less is more in a house built by a one-armed man.
by Dana Shavin

 

Essay
Perched above the superhighway.

by Vivé Griffith

 

Field Notes
A house burns down, but lives on.
by Paul Reyes

 

The Outdoors
Resting in peace-eco style-in S.C.
by Kate Sweeney

 

The Moviegoer
The lost splendor of a movie palace.
by William Caverlee

 

Writing on Writing
The agony and the ecstasy.
by Jeff Baker

 

Family Life
The fruit of a mother and daughter relationship.
by Stella M. Capek

 

Report
In some parts of Nashville kids are living in motels—if they’re lucky.
by Richard Schweid

 

Southerner Abroad
Self-imposed exile in China.
by Michael Donohue

 

Southern Scenes
“Marilyn & Paul McAninch” by Mallie Vena McAninch

 


 

Features

 

A YELLOW HOUSE IN NEW ORLEANS
Revisiting an unloved childhood home.
by Sarah M. Broom

 

BEYOND NOSTALGIA
A state-by-state tour of the most spectacular modern residences in the South.
by Various Architects

 

A SELLER’S NOTES
Selling your home means turning your life inside out.
by Chris Bachelder

 

AMONG THE RUINS: THE PHOTOGRAPHS OF GASTON CALLUM
Can a camera rescue historic structures from oblivion?
by Keith Pandolfi

 

THIS BED-AND-BREAKFAST COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE
Hiding out from a jealous husband.
a story by Jack Pendarvis

 

GRAND OLD PARTY
a story by Michael Knight
Sex, lies, and Republicans.

 


 

Poetry

 

Arkansas Blacks
by Greg Brownderville

 

Lay
by Ann Fisher-Wirth

 

Fork
by John Poch

 


Cover: “Time Out” by Julie Blackmon