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
by Marc Smirnoff
by Warwick Sabin
Gone Off Up North
Where exactly is home?
by Roy Blount, Jr.
House-worship and economic cannibalism created the foreclosure crisis.
by Hal Crowther
A passion for dogwoods.
by Allison Wallace
Holding onto the past through pickling and canning.
by John T. Edge
Romancing a saloon.
by Wright Thompson
Domestic turmoil for undergrads.
by Mike Powell
Far from family.
by Dolores Alfieri
A castle for an unrequited love.
by Karen Russell
Less is more in a house built by a one-armed man.
by Dana Shavin
Perched above the superhighway.
by Vivé Griffith
A house burns down, but lives on.
by Paul Reyes
Resting in peace-eco style-in S.C.
by Kate Sweeney
The lost splendor of a movie palace.
by William Caverlee
Writing on Writing
The agony and the ecstasy.
by Jeff Baker
The fruit of a mother and daughter relationship.
by Stella M. Capek
In some parts of Nashville kids are living in motels—if they’re lucky.
by Richard Schweid
Self-imposed exile in China.
by Michael Donohue
“Marilyn & Paul McAninch” by Mallie Vena McAninch
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.
by Greg Brownderville
by Ann Fisher-Wirth
by John Poch
Cover: “Time Out” by Julie Blackmon