Arts and Culture

Happy Juneteenth!

June 20, 2008 - Today is Juneteenth, a holiday marking the day that, in 1865, slaves in Texas were finally told they were free -- two months and 10 days after Robert E. Lee surrendered to Ullyses S. Grant at Appomattox.

Bo Diddley R.I.P.

June 2, 2008 - The South has lost a cultural icon with rock star Bo Diddley's death today from heart failure at his home in Archer, Fla. He was 79.

Super Fat Tuesday

By R. Neal
February 5, 2008 - New Orleans once again takes a short break from their struggle and puts aside the bitterness and pain to celebrate Mardi Gras and a spirit that cannot be drowned, kept down, or run out of town.

Goodbye, boll weevil

December 28, 2007 - Well, I saw the bo weavil, Lord, a-circle in the air Next time I seed him, Lord, he had his family there Bo weavil told the farmer that "I 'tain't got ticket fare" Sucks all the blossom and leave your hedges square Bo weavil, bo weavil, where your native home? "Most anywhere they raise cotton and corn"