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Stories of the South

Since 1989, the Eudora Welty Writer's Symposium has hosted southern authors at the Mississippi University for Women in Columbus. The symposium provides a platform for authors specializing in southern fiction ...

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Stephen Cole's Ephemeral Permanence

Sculptor Stephen Coles will exhibit his work in “B+ (new work and investigations)” at Millsaps College Nov. 5-Dec. 17.

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Gone But Not Forgotten in 'Gone Girl'

With David Fincher, the man behind some of cinema's most thought-provoking thrillers such as "Seven," "Fight Club" and "Zodiac," in the driver's seat, I should have expected more from this ...

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'The Boxtrolls': Big Themes in Small Boxes

"The Boxtrolls" is one of those movies for kids that actually deals with real issues.

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New Stage Goes ‘All the Way’

Francine Thomas Reynolds, artistic director for New Stage, felt it was important to secure the rights to "All the Way" no matter how difficult the task, because Mississippi played a ...

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The Fault with Free Love

Darcey Steinke spent much of her youth in the suburbs of Roanoke, Va., where she saw the effects of the '60s social movements.

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Watercolor in the City

David Waldrip helped organize the 2014 Grand National Watercolor Exhibition while the Mississippi Watercolor Society's executive director, Susan Wellington, was out of the country.

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Other Gems of Robin Williams

When actor Robin Williams passed away at age 63, the entertainment world lost one of its sharpest wits and most diverse talents.

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Universal Earth

Kristen Tordella-Williams has an affinity for dirt. Not the stuff that gathers under the couch, but the blacky-brown soil that gets under your nails, and the mound scraped away to ...

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People of the Mounds

If your description of Native Americans includes "primitive" or "savages," listening to retired archeologist and Jackson resident Sam Brookes will blow your mind.

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Lit Highlights October 2014

Mississippi's weather is unpredictable. Thankfully, October always has plenty of great literary offerings, whether you're escaping that last bit of summer heat or relaxing indoors on a nippy autumn afternoon.

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Robert Henri: Journey into Spain

The American painter and teacher Robert Henri, who taught at New York School of Art, made frequent trips to Spain that resulted in his appropriately titled "Spanish Sojourns" collection of ...

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'Driving While Black'

Brandon resident Pam Johnson's historical nonfiction novel, "Justice for Ella" (iUniverse, 2014, $19.95), reveals Mississippi on a collision course with the Civil Rights Movement.

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The Friendly, Film-School Slasher

"Director's Cut" (Dogwood Press, 2014; $22.95) is the fifth novel in the Oakdale series, suspense stories that share the same backdrop—a rural town in northeast Mississippi.

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Historical Oracles

If you want something that's both educational and entertaining this fall, the Old Capitol Museum's Mississippi Archaeology Expo offers edifying fun while celebrating our state's history.

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