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Shaking up the Rom-Com

"Shaking the Sugar Tree" is about a gay father raising a child on his own, which Wilgus based on a surprising fact. Mississippi has the highest percentage of same-sex couples ...

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Sully Carter: Noir Journalist

In the first fiction novel for Mississippi-born author Neely Tucker, he wants to tackle the issues of race, media sensationalism and social justice in a realistic light, all under the ...

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John Currence's Big Bad Cookbook

Chef John Currence spells out his cooking manifesto before we get to the first recipe. It includes advice such as make your own bread, buy quality ingredients, cut the "low-fat" ...

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Bright Ideas

Are you feeling uninspired? No challenges left? Did you read another depressing statistic about Mississippi? I have a cure for that. Read Polly Dement's "Mississippi Entrepreneurs."

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The Natchez Novelist

In 2011, author Greg Iles was just a week away from the deadline for his next novel, a follow-up to the best-seller "The Devil's Punchbowl," when he was involved in ...

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A Delta Romp

John Pritchard will sign his latest book at Lemuria Nov. 7.

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Start Early, Start Right

In Proverbs 22:6 (NIV) it says, "Start children off on the way they should go and, even when they are old, they will not turn from it." Even if you ...

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Blooming Book Club

Jackson writer Eudora Welty inspired the name of the Cereus Readers book club, pronounced "serious." She and her friends would come together to watch the annual night-blooming of the cereus ...

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Great and Small

The second Little Free Library in Jackson recently went up outside Fondren Muse.

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Blues Pilgrimage, Revisited

The Mississippi Museum of Art is showing many of George Mitchell’s historic photos in a special exhibit.

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Read the Book First

My husband and I have struck a deal with our 11-year-old son, Mateo, regarding the "Harry Potter" series: To see the movie, he has to read the book.

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Back to Green

There is something exhilarating about the process of filling a shopping cart full of fragrant new crayons and crisp new paper and the coolest backpack characters of the season.

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A State of Color

Paul Smith has published his first photography book, "The Color of Mississippi" and is working on a second, "The Color of the South."

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A Murder Puzzle

When it comes to writing, Liz Stauffer has covered a lot of genres, from politics to technology. But these days, Stauffer (mother of Jackson Free Press publisher Todd Stauffer) is ...

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Mississippi Writer Weaves Quirky Tales

Jamil is just one of the characters in this collection of often quirky, dozen stories from Steve Yates, a Missouri native who now is assistant director/marketing director at the University ...

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