Tag: 21st Century

Eels for Winter

Eels for Winter

Bernard L. Herman

Eels rolled in crushed black pepper and chopped parsley cook in the smoker. Four more culled from the twenty or more in my eel pots chill on ice awaiting the same culinary fate. It’s September and winter holidays start early around here, and smoked eel is a part of the celebration.

“One of Us”: Monique Truong’s Bitter in the Mouth and the Twenty-First-Century Southern Novel

“One of Us”: Monique Truong’s Bitter in the Mouth and the Twenty-First-Century Southern Novel

Justin Mellette
Reading 21st-Century Southern Fiction

Reading 21st-Century Southern Fiction

Patrick E. Horn
“Written and Composed by Nora E. Carpenter”: Song Lyric Scrapbooks, Home Recordings, and Self-Documentation

“Written and Composed by Nora E. Carpenter”: Song Lyric Scrapbooks, Home Recordings, and Self-Documentation

Emily Hilliard
Drawn to Water

Drawn to Water

Bryce Lankard
South to the Future: An American Region in the Twenty-first Century ed. by Fred Hobson (Review)

South to the Future: An American Region in the Twenty-first Century ed. by Fred Hobson (Review)

Michael Kreyling
Twenty-First-Century Slavery Or, How to Extend the Confederacy for Two Centuries Beyond Its Planned Demise

Twenty-First-Century Slavery Or, How to Extend the Confederacy for Two Centuries Beyond Its Planned Demise

Trudier Harris
Always the Tragic Jezebel: New Orleans, Katrina, and the Layered Discourse of a Doomed Southern City

Always the Tragic Jezebel: New Orleans, Katrina, and the Layered Discourse of a Doomed Southern City

Michael P. Bibler
“The Duality of the Southern Thing”: A Snapshot of Southern Politics in the Twenty-First Century

“The Duality of the Southern Thing”: A Snapshot of Southern Politics in the Twenty-First Century

Angie Maxwell
Bottling Hell

Bottling Hell

Anna Hamilton

Datil peppers sun on five bushes by the pool in Mary Ellen Masters’s backyard next to Faver Dykes State Park—a wild, scrubby preserve in south St. Johns County, Florida. Masters, whose family has lived in the area for nearly six generations, is renowned for her seemingly masochistic love of the spicy, heirloom peppers (a variety of Capsicum chinese similar in heat to the habanero) that are endemic to St. Augustine, Florida. Each year, she cooks 130 gallons of Datil-infused Minor-can clam chowder for the St. Ambrose Catholic Church Fair in Elkton, Florida, garnering her the undisputed title “Queen of Chowder.”

“Nice to Meet You, Three, Four”: New Orleans Musicians and the Attractions of Community

“Nice to Meet You, Three, Four”: New Orleans Musicians and the Attractions of Community

Michael Urban

"'I think that everyone who lives here and plays music feels honored in some way, you know. It's a real privilege to be able to live in New Orleans and play music.'"

Astronomy

Astronomy

Jesse Graves