Tag: the south

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Fiction Pick of the Week: "Girls Like That Eat Lemon Poundcake"

Southern generational and gender divides.

"I got the word. When I saw her turning up the earth for peonies, it was like those clumps of hard red clay were speaking to me. Those spindly arms of hers with tattoos down to her elbows begged for someone with a hearty dose of Luke, Matthew, and Paul."

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The New Racism

How the GOP took control of state politics in Alabama, leaving black lawmakers — and their constituents — powerless.

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Hey Mama

A son interviews his mother about language and love in the South.

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Twirling at Ole Miss

A day after William Faulkner’s funeral and a few weeks before James Meredith became the first African-American student to register at the University of Mississipi, the author arrived in Oxford to cover the Dixie National Baton Twirling Institute.

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The Ghosts of Emmett Till

Jurors from the Emmett Till trial revisit the case 50 years later.

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The Biggest Week in Bourbontown

An 8th-generation Louisvillian on the Kentucky Derby, bourbon and the history of his hometown.

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Sorority Row

On the enduring political influence and entrenched racism of the Greek system at the University of Alabama.

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How the GOP Is Resegregating the South

On the Republican Party’s successful use of redistricting to “pass draconian anti-immigration laws, end integrated busing, drug-test welfare recipients and curb the ability of death-row inmates to challenge convictions based on racial bias.”

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Her Own Flesh and Blood

A family of Georgia churchgoers contracted the plague of their time, HIV. Some survived, some didn’t—this is the story of their family over thirty years.

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Terror, Tragedy and Hope in Tuscaloosa

The story of a college town and the most devastating tornado in Alabama history.

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The Red and the Black

An essay on African-American Republicans.

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The Serfs of Arkansas

Immigrant farmers are flocking to the poultry industry -- only to become 21st-century sharecroppers for companies like Tyson.