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Loose Leaf takes Southern Cultures from print to multimedia. Stay tuned for regular features that expand conversations started in our pages.


Chatham Rabbits Chose Us

Conversation and song with North Carolina’s Chatham Rabbits. For more on the history behind the band’s name, read “Boomtown Rabbits” by Will Sexton from our 2012 Food issue.

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Women's Issue

Crusader for Justice

Film based on the article “Remembering Ida, Ida Remembering,” created for Southern Cultures by Deborah Gardner, Amari Pollard, and Emily Sutton (Hussman School of Journalism and Media, UNC-CH).

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Spring 2020

The Rug Has Been Pulled

“It’s not one thing. It’s the total destruction of Black humanity . . . The only thing that survives, that keeps coming back, is Black memory. We will not die. There are Black people in the future.” Poet Nikky Finney, UNC’s 2020 Frank B. Hanes Writer-in-Residence, from the panel “‘Blacker than a hundred midnights’: Public History and Memory and the Souls of Blackfolk in the South.”

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Winter 2019

Jess T. Dugan: Invisibility Versus Visibility

Listen to photographer Jess T. Dugan talk about To Survive On This Shore: Photographs and Interviews with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Older Adults, and view photographs and interviews from Dugan and Vanessa Fabbre’s project here.

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Fall 2019

Kevin Kruse, Jamelle Bouie, & Nicole Hemmer

The Southern Cultures Politics Issue launch, a conversation with Kevin Kruse, Jamelle Bouie, and Nicole Hemmer.

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Spring 2019

Kiese Laymon & Tressie McMillan Cottom in Conversation

To kick off our 25th anniversary and celebrate the Backward/Forward Issue, we hosted writers Kiese Laymon & Tressie McMillan Cottom in conversation on May 2, 2019. This video contains language which may be considered offensive to some.

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Winter 2018

Anything Can Be A Love Story

For this February day, we sat down with local podcast hosts Phoebe Judge and Lauren Spohrer of This Is Love and Criminal. The two talked to us about what can make a love story—from Diet Coke to clarinets to the color blue.

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Winter 2018

The Orchard of Last Resort

For Thanksgiving, we sat down with Lee Calhoun at the Southern Heritage Apple Orchard to discuss the little known history of apples in the region.

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Summer 2018

Zachary Davis: An Education Down East

We recently joined high school teacher, commercial fisherman, and boat builder Zachary Davis at the boathouse his great-grandfather built in Marshallberg, North Carolina, to talk about education and opportunity Down East. This conversation took place in advance of the “Community Conversation About Coastal Change” at the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and Heritage Center on Harkers Island, where RISING is currently on view.

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Coastal Food

An Evangelist for Bonefish

Southern Cultures sits down with Ricky Moore, “chef, owner, and chief rocker of Saltbox Seafood Joint, located in Durham, North Carolina—Bull City, U.S.A.,” to talk about sustainable seafood from the North Carolina coast.

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Roger Manley: “Show & Tell”

We recently caught up with Roger Manley, director of the Gregg Museum of Art and Design at NC State University, to coincide with our current issue on Things. And we got right down to the thing, asking about the study of objects. “Well, the quickest way to define material culture is to come see this show,” Manley joked about the museum’s inaugural exhibit, Show and Tell. “I think this is a show of almost nothing …

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Poetry, Fall 2017

Tyree Daye: “A List of Waters”

Interview Excerpt Tyree Daye, with Southern Cultures Poetry Editor Gaby Calvocoressi Gaby Calvocoressi: Hi, I’m Gaby Calvocoressi. Welcome to poetry at Southern Cultures. I’ve got Tyree Daye here with us today. We’re super excited. Tyree, you are the first poet to have a poem in Southern Cultures magazine just as I’ve become the poetry editor. Tyree Daye: Nice, nice. Yeah. GC: And I was so excited to have Tyree give us a poem. I first …

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