Opinion Editorials Letters

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Editor's Note

Of Charles Barbour, TEDx Jackson and Decent Role Models

Simple facts about what built today's inequality are not discussed by people like Charles Barbour. They still use the same old-school scare tactics that should offend white voters because they assume we're too dumb to see through the lies and ...
  Nov. 19

Arts Film Books Art Theater

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Origin of Cotton: Basquiat and the South

A painting is probably by Jean-Michel Basquiat if a single figure or a large head dominates a painting's canvas and is surrounded by smaller drawings of body parts and other objects in quirky but accurate line drawings, pieces of language ...
  Nov. 19

Music Music Listings Local Bands

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Kudzu Kings: Different Kind of Gumbo

From 1994 to 2003, the Kudzu Kings were Mississippi roots-rock royalty, performing with popular acts such as Widespread Panic and featuring guest musicians including Cody Dickinson of the North Mississippi Allstars and Bucky Baxter, pedal-steel guitarist for Bob Dylan.
  Nov. 25

Life+Style Fly!Style Body+Soul Good Hitched Home & Garden

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Health Care

Lung Cancer: Know the Facts, Women

As a medical oncologist, I treat patients battling a variety of cancers—from common types such as breast and prostate to rare cancers of the brain and bones. But of all the types of cancer I see, none causes patients as ...
  Nov. 19


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Person of the Day

Doris Whitaker

The word pastoral has several meanings. In one sense, the word means to give spiritual or religious guidance. In another way, it evokes the shepherding of grazing animals. Doris Whitaker, the head chaplain at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, ...
  Nov. 26