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Privilege and the High Cost of Being a ‘Fortunate One’

In a narrative that smacks of privilege while also reckoning with its insidiousness, Ed Tarkington spins a southern yarn about manhood, family and desire in his latest book, "The Fortunate ...

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Connecting Local Knitters through Common Thread

Judy McNeil, the owner and manager of The Knit Studio, has recently entered her 13th year in service to local creatives.

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Burrow Yourself in ‘The Fox Cave Chronicles’

When the pandemic shut down businesses and offices in March, Felicia Hobson was in the middle of changing jobs. She found herself out of work and searching for something to ...

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Prissy Paintbrush Studios Presents Paint 2 Go

Prissy Paintbrush Studios, a Ridgeland-based business that Hope "Prissy" Mallard opened in 2013, offers the increasingly popular Paint 2 Go kits that allow customers to unleash their inner artist within ...

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Azha Tattoos: Helping Others Tell Their Stories Through Body Art

Azha Sanders has worked as a licensed tattoo artist for 11 years and currently works at Forged True Tattoo in Brookhaven. The Kosciusko, Miss., native moved to Jackson when she ...

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“We Shall…” Encourages Mississippians to Unify at the Polls

Artist Sabrina Howard stands proudly by a brightly painted mural. Her thoughts turn to her father who often told her stories of how he faced numerous practices and tests designed ...

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Crossroads 2020 Film Reviews

This year's Crossroads Film Festival allows participants to stream any of the event's 18 films on their own time through the festival's end on Dec. 15. Read our writers' reviews ...

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Let the People Decide: Hoping for Equality in Voting

In addition to the 18 films being offered during the Crossroads Film Festival, the event will also include a handful of panel discussions.

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Crossroads 2020 Film Festival Moves to a Virtual Platform

Despite the lack of people going to movie theaters because of COVID-19, Crossroads Film Society remains determined to put on a successful film festival, but this year it will look ...

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‘Dear Johnny Reb,’ an Anti-Love Letter to Confederate Memorials in Mississippi

In his recent short film, "Dear Johnny Reb," Jacksonian Philip Scarborough and a group of native Mississippians lament the damage that these statues have wrought through their immobility.

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Actor’s Journey: Jake Milton Starring as Himself

Although Jake Milton acknowledges that many actors "cut their teeth" by performing in plays and that he got his start on the stage, he always knew that his goal was ...

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‘Killers in Disguise’: A Tale of Adolescent Assassins and Rebellion

More dynamic, inclusive stories bent on championing relevant, valuable themes comprise the culmination of Jackson native Christopher Windfield's anime-inspired comic series, "Killers in Disguise."

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Designs by Dij, Custom Cards & More

Khadijah Muhammad had always loved to sing, but bad news silenced the songbird inside the Detroit, Mich., native when a doctor put her on complete vocal rest. "That's when I ...

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Silent, Yet Constant: Love, Togetherness and Unity

Soon after the death of George Floyd, Eli Childers felt moved to make a statement. ... He felt a burning need to creatively display his feelings about the grief and ...

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A Castle of Characters, Enchanting Memories

In 2015, Taylor Bridges found herself wearing glittery blue heels and a crystal-blue gown with powder blue sleeves, a semitransparent cape and white gloves as she stepped through King's Daughters ...