Tag: Popular Culture

Comforter

Comforter

Skylar Gudasz

During the Covid-19 pandemic, at the beginning of the stay-at-home orders, we asked our friend and singer-songwriter Skylar Gudasz to invite local musicians, many out of work and not touring for the unforeseeable future, to share performances based around the theme of comfort. Recorded in the early days of self-isolation, the theme takes on new meaning as Americans pour into the streets to protest for Black Lives Matter.

Book Tour: The Prettiest Star

Book Tour: The Prettiest Star

Carter Sickels in conversation with Wiley Cash

Set in 1986, a year after Rock Hudson’s death brought the news of AIDS into living rooms and kitchens across America, author Carter Sickels’s second novel The Prettiest Star shines light on an overlooked part of the epidemic, those men who returned to the rural communities and families who’d rejected them. Sickels discusses his book with Wiley Cash.

What Home Means

What Home Means

Southern Cultures

In a moment when we're encouraged to stay home and shelter-in-place, we've asked many of our illustrator friends to document what home now means to them. Print them out, color them in, and create your own to share with us online using the hashtag #SCatHome. You can also download a full printable PDF at the end of the article.

Wild Heirloom

Wild Heirloom

Skylar Gudasz, with illustrations by Natalie Nelson
Jazz and the Magic City

Jazz and the Magic City

Burgin Mathews

This is the story of jazz in Birmingham, and of Birmingham in jazz—of how Alabama's "Magic City" helped create some of the nation's most swinging and celestial sounds, and of how that city, in the process, came to create itself.

Curers, Charms, and Curses / Meddygon, Swynion, a Melltithion

Curers, Charms, and Curses / Meddygon, Swynion, a Melltithion

Peter Stevenson
Strange Fruit and Patriotic Flowers

Strange Fruit and Patriotic Flowers

Mary A. Knighton
Notes Toward an Essay on Imagining Thomas Jefferson Watching a Performance of the Musical “Hamilton”

Notes Toward an Essay on Imagining Thomas Jefferson Watching a Performance of the Musical “Hamilton”

Randall Kenan, with illustrations by Ginnie Hsu
Down in the Hole

Down in the Hole

Max Fraser, with illustrations by Carmen J. Price
Soliloquy of Chaos

Soliloquy of Chaos

William Pym