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...Anticipation for Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight...

(Sep 21st 2015, 23:13)

...Anticipation for Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight... I just re-watched Quentin Tarantino's read more...

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Life Lessons in The Big Easy by Martha Gragido

(Apr 10th 2012, 14:17)

There’s something maternal about a train. It carries you where you need to go and rocks you along, sheltering as new horizons read more...

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Alabama's Own Wickedly Spicy Wickles Pickles---Made in Dadeville, AL

(Feb 5th 2012, 13:54)

2011 was the year of Alabama music, and2012is the year of Alabama food. Several months ago I wrote about two phenomenal products read more...

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Rebecca Meredith, Author of The Last of the Pascagoula, Has Alabama Roots

(Jan 21st 2012, 12:03)

I discovered Rebecca Woods Meredith when I received a copy of her read more...

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Alabama Born, Auburn Educated Octavia Spencer Wins Golden Globe

(Jan 16th 2012, 13:50)

The 2011 fall issue of the Auburn University alumni magazine featured a stunning photo of Octavia Spencer on the cover, not as Minny, read more...

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Review of: David Lummis

Review of The Coffee Shop Chronicles : Part 2

The Coffee Shop Chronicles of New Orleans, Part 2: The Last Beaucoeur by

Review of: Dr. John

Locked Down

(Nonesuch) The Black Keys' guitarist Dan Auerbach produced

Review of: Levon Helm & Stephen Davis

This Wheel's On Fire

(William Morrow & Company) "It's a wicked life But what the hell, Everybody's got to read more...

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>>New Orleans Features

Tennessee Williams: 27 Wagons Full of Cotton

Tennessee Williams: 27 Wagons Full of Cotton By James Calemine Born in Columbus, Mississippi, on March 26, 1911, Thomas (Tennessee) Williams wrote plays, short stories, novels and poetry. Some of his characters rank as the most memorable in American literature. Few could write about heartbreak and madness like Williams. In 1980, President Jimmy read more...

Swampland's Top 25 Albums of 2011

As March fades and the first quarter of 2012 comes to a close, Swampland has used this moment to look back on 2011 putting together our list of last year's best music releases from the South. Although we've named 25 records on our Top 25 Albums of 2011, each one serves as sort of a best in category as well. There were so many strong releases that we will attempt to spread read more...

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The Grayson Capps Interview: The Zen of Grayson Capps

The Zen of Grayson Capps By James Calemine From wonder into wonder existence opens. Lao Tzu Grayson Capps was driving somewhere on Alabama's Gulf Coast when I called him last Thursday. The following day, he began to tour in support of his new studio album

The John M. Barry Interview

Mr. John M. Barry is the Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the Center for Bioenvironmental Research at Tulane and Xavier universities. He is the author of many acclaimed books, including Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi read more...

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