Arts and Culture
July 4, 2008 -
It's another hot July 4 down South -- and in what has become something of a Facing South tradition, we again share two of our favorite commentaries on the subjects of patriotism, independence and our nation's ongoing struggle to live up to its ideals:
June 27, 2008 -
This week Facing South begins a bi-we
June 19, 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.
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.
May 16, 2008 -
This Sunday, the Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals will be holding its second annual Gatsby Dog Second Line Parade and Celebration in the New Orleans neighborhood of Algiers. Originally set for May 15, the event was moved to May 18 because of rain.
March 26, 2008 -
Sixteen national religious organizations filed formal comments [PDF] yesterday opposing the Bush administration's $150 billion plan to update the nation's nuclear arsenal, calling the proposed Nuclear Weapons Complex Transformation project wastef
February 8, 2008 -
(You may have heard of the tradition of Friday catblogging.