Magazine


Issue 70, Fall 2010

The Future Issue

“The only thing that is certain is that the future of the South depends on a crazy idea that no one has come up with yet. Or maybe they already have and we just don’t know it.” — Publisher’s Note

Essays, reportage, comics, fiction, and poetry that strive to answer the question: What’s next for the South?

Contributors include Anne Gisleson, Hal Crowther, Michael Parker, Alex V. Cook, Timothy Ferris, Bill Belleville, Matthew Pitt, Kevin Brockmeier, Susan Straight, Wendy Brenner, Megan Mayhew Bergman, and others.







 

Columns & Departments

 

Editor’s Box
by Marc Smirnoff

 

South Toward Home
A MESSAGE FROM THE DESERT
by Warwick Sabin

 

I Don’t Hate It!
LARRY KING AND LADY GAGA ARE THE SAME!
by Jack Pendarvis

 

Dealer’s Choice
BEYOND THE HORIZON
by Hal Crowther

 

Local Fare
OUR LADY OF BUFORD HIGHWAY
by John T. Edge

 

Culture
I’M WITH STUPID
by Michael Parker

 

Travel
A NEW COLONIAL AGE
by Robert Zimmerman

 

Architecture
SUPER DOME
by Alex V. Cook

 

Politics
AN EXPERIMENT IN REASON
by Timothy Ferris

 

Towns & Cities
THE MALAISE OF SPRAWL
by Bill Belleville

 

After the Storm
MAGICAL MADNESS
by Matthew Pitt

 

Literature
WALKER PERCY’S DREAD LATTER DAYS
by William Caverlee

 

Listings
TEN GREAT NOVELS OF THE APOCALPSYE
by Kevin Brockmeier

 

After the Storm
RISE OFF YOUR KNEES, NEW ORLEANS
by Anne Gisleson

 

Race
ADAPTATION
by Solon Timothy Woodward

 

Southern Scenes
photograph by Adam Ekberg / commentary by Pico Iyer

 

Life 2050
A selection of original comics by various artists

 


 

Features

 

BIG WOOD
Celebrating the Southern live oak—wherever you can find it.
by Andrew Furman

 

BOUNDARY MAKERS
Measuring the land while glimpsing its destruction.
by Philip Sasser

 


 

Poetry

 

DIVING LESSON
by Kitty Forbes

 

APRIL & THE AFFRONT OF SPRING
by Kathy Davis

 

GENEALOGY
by Caki Wilkinson

 

POETRY
by David Lunde

 


 

The Future of Fiction: Visions from 2050

 

WARGASM
by Patty Houston

 

NATIONAL ANTHEM
by Victor LaValle

 

THE LAST REHAB
by Wendy Brenner

 

TWENTY HEARTS A DAY
by James Whorton, Jr.

 

THE VICINITY OF THE SICK
by M.O. Walsh

 

DO NOT ENTER THE MEMORY
by Connie May Fowler

 

THE AGE OF HAPPINESS
by Nicholas Rombes

 

MAROON
by Susan Straight

 

DESIGNER EMOTION
by Charles Yu

 

VIRAL FREE-FLOATING CRITICAL COMMENTARY
by Michael Martone

 

THE ARTIFICIAL HEART
by Megan Mayhew Bergman

 


Cover: “Schnecksville” (2005) by Greg Miller