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A Look Inside ‘Like A Hammer’

A small group of reporters stepped into the Mississippi Museum of Art's Barksdale Galleries for Changing Exhibitions in early September, and immediately came face to face with a colorful collection ...

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Angie Thomas' Hometown Celebrates Release of 'The Hate U Give' Movie

Angie Thomas, best-selling author of "The Hate U Give," promised not to cry at a private reception honoring her young-adult-novel-turned-movie, which comes out this week in her home state. She ...

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Lumumba Honors Writer Laymon, a Jackson Native and Ole Miss Professor

Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba continued a trend of honoring homegrown authors when he delivered a proclamation to Jackson native Kiese Laymon for his writing this morning.

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Cindy Wilson

Cindy Wilson never planned on being an author, but she had always planned on telling her story. A Jackson couple adopted her as a baby from her birthplace of Seoul, ...

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Local List: Ben Ford

When this year’s finalist for Best Barista Ben Ford isn’t making coffee at Deep South Pops or playing music, he’s out and about in Jackson. Here are his top nine ...

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Municipal Art Gallery: A Center of Arts, History and Culture

Mixed-media art pieces such as watercolor paintings and pen-and-ink drawings line the interior of Municipal Art Gallery. Carole C. Hammond's pointillist replica of Georges-Pierre Seurat's "A Sunday Afternoon on La ...

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Kit Fields

As a child, local artist Kit Fields says she recalls loving to paint and draw, but it wasn’t until age 45 that she started taking painting lessons. Her first class ...

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Oxford Film Festival Grants, Schwartz “Buddy Bear” Campaign, and “Broadway in Jackson” and “Jackson Live!”

The Oxford Film Festival is offering a new grant to filmmakers, Schwartz & Associates is launching a “Buddy Bear” campaign, and “Broadway in Jackson” and “Jackson Live!” are coming back ...

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Get Creative in Jackson

Lately, many arts events have popped up in the Jackson metro area.

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Local List: Rita Brent

When local comedienne Rita Brent is not touring the southeast for her standup comedy, she is out and about in Jackson. Here are her top nine favorite local places.

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Dawn Dugle: Telling the ‘BRAVO!’ Story

Author Dawn Dugle releases her book, “The BRAVO! Way,” on Nov. 1.

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Coffee and Prose

A building at the corner of West Street and Millsaps Avenue sits seemingly undisturbed, appearing like just another vacant one in midtown Jackson. However, there's more than immediately meets the ...

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A Galaxy in a Jar

I love to browse through images from the Hubble telescope. It gives such a cool view of space and all that happens in it. Those photos often inspire my work ...

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Jesmyn Ward

National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward told a home-state audience in Mississippi on Saturday that she's working on two books.

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Frances "Franny" Fortner: Reaching a Higher Truth

Eighteen-year-old Frances "Franny" Fortner, a Jackson Academy senior who passed away in May after her car hit an unsecured manhole cover, often wore a necklace that said "higher truth."

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