Arts and Culture
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.
January 25, 2008 -
Fans of Southern roots music are in for a special treat this weekend, courtesy of National Public Radio.
January 18, 2008 -
Mississippi Public Radio will be doing a segment this morning covering the report released by the Institute this week on Hurricane Katrina and human rights.
December 27, 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"
December 6, 2007 -
This recent Economist article about Dollywood is making the Tennessee blog rounds. It's a somewhat amusing look at Southern/Appalachian culture from a British/European point of view. Characterizing Dolly Parton as the "backwoods Barbie", the article observes:
December 4, 2007 -
Next Monday, Dec. 10, is international Human Rights Day. It's also the day when activists in New Orleans are calling for actions opposing the U.S.
July 4, 2007 -
It's another hot Independence Day down South -- and once again, for your holiday reading pleasure, Facing South shares two of our favorite pieces in celebration of July 4th: