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Posts in category “The South”

Happy Derby Day from Walker Percy Weekend

Raise a glass to the ponies, to the South, and to the memory of the great Southern novelist

Posted May 2nd, 2015

Ancestor Worship & Honor Culture

The true religion of the American South

Posted March 31st, 2015

The Three Post-Punk Priests

A Southern band nearly dies in a car wreck. Three members go on to become Orthodox priests. They’re still making rock and roll

Posted February 24th, 2015

When ISIS Ran the American South

When the barbarians who burned people alive and celebrated it publicly were us

Posted February 10th, 2015

Walker Percy Bleg 2015

Wanted: ideas and speakers for Walker Percy Weekend 2015

Posted January 27th, 2015

Tomasky’s Boob Bait for Latte Liberals

Angry liberal columnist: ‘Please secede, Southerners, you backward, racist poltroons’

Posted December 9th, 2014

Democratic Party Disappears in South

Mary Landrieu loses big. Did the national party’s abandonment matter?

Posted December 7th, 2014

Jesus, the Common Bond

Blacks, whites, Christianity, and life in the American South

Posted December 1st, 2014

SEC Football Is Back

And Alabama Crimson Tide fans are No. 1—so to speak.

Posted August 30th, 2014

The Crimson Tide Will Die A Happy Death Prophecy

What is the symbolism of this photograph? Answer me, people! It’s making …

Posted August 22nd, 2014

That Time My Uncle Took Me To A Whorehouse

  During our big move, I was startled and delighted to come …

Posted July 28th, 2014

It’s New Orleans, Baby

Overheard this conversation at a coffee shop on Magazine Street this morning: …

Posted July 24th, 2014

If Only Harper Lee Had Moved To Greenwich Village

New York Times book critic Dwight Garner is exceptionally good at his …

Posted July 21st, 2014

The Modern Writer Who Grew Up In 1895

Debut novelist Sarah Perry grew up in a tiny religious sect called …

Posted July 4th, 2014

Among The Confederados

Some years ago, Gary Hawkins made a trip to Brazil to visit …

Posted June 17th, 2014

Southern Tenebrae

I’m sitting here in my armchair, listening to the crickets chirping in …

Posted June 14th, 2014

Walker Percy Weekend: See You In 2015

Just got home from a postgame analysis meeting of the Walker Percy …

Posted June 12th, 2014