Introducing the Winter 2016 Issue from Southern Cultures quarterly:
Sundays and Second Lines in New Orleans, New Roots in North Carolina, MLK’s Foes Interviewed, the Nasher’s “Southern Accent,” Outtakes from The South in Color, Georgia Family Lines Connected, Ozarks Gospel Singing Schools, Ox-Tail Stew in the Global South, and more.
Read selections online or order a copy today!
Join us to celebrate the Winter Issue of Southern Cultures at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. Curator Trevor Schoonmaker will discuss the Nasher’s current exhibit, Southern Accent, with artists Jeff Whetstone and Stacy Lynn Waddell. Selections from the exhibit as well as a conversation with Schoonmaker, Whetstone, and Waddell are featured in the new issue.
Up next from Southern Cultures: a special (Fall 2016) issue focusing on 21st Century Fiction — including six new works of creative short fiction, critical essays on contemporary southern literature, and a who’s who literary roundtable feature we’re calling “Twenty, Twenty-One.” Subscribe now and reserve your copy!
If you’re nearby (or up for a road trip!), join us at the Power Plant Gallery at the American Tobacco Campus in Durham to get a first look at our Documentary Arts Issue, guest edited by Tom Rankin and featuring Lao immigrants in Morganton, NC, participatory archives and self-documentation in Eastern Kentucky, collaborative documentary work in the Mississippi Delta, missionaries in Louisiana, Christmas in Cat Square, NC, the history of documentation (and resistance) in Hale County, AL, and more.
Documentary Arts Issue Launch
Friday, March 4th | 5:00-7:30 PM
Power Plant Gallery, Durham, NC
* located under the white Lucky Strike tower at the American Tobacco Campus
Light refreshments will be served; remarks at 6 PM. Suggested parking: South Deck at the American Tobacco Campus.
Our Music Issue is back, featuring Johnny Cash’s last interview, Emmylou Harris as the widow of Nashville, Muscle Shoals and the rise of FAME Recording Studios, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Dutch band Normaal, huapango arribeno musicians and the making of a “Mexican South,” the remaking of Beale Street, a newly discovered ballad of Ella May Wiggins, the community of New Orleans musicians, and more — including a collection of new southern music.
Join us for the issue launch with Anna & Elizabeth, who are included our new compilation. As NPR’s Bob Boilen says of the duo, “They came to NPR and brought many of us to tears with some of the most yearning harmonies I’ve heard at the Tiny Desk. These songs are given few embellishments — sometimes a fiddle is added to a single voice, sometimes a banjo or guitar chimes in — but always the power is in the sparseness. If you’ve never thought your tastes would lean to mountain music, take a deep breath and soak it all in.”
This event is free and open to the public. Copies of the new music issue will be available for purchase.