“Every question is multiple choice, and the truth depends on your frame of reference.” — William Gay on the Bell Witch of Tennessee
A Painted House by John Grisham, continued. Essays by William Gay, Diane Roberts, and Matthew Teague. Fiction by James Carlos Blake. Interviews with John Logue and Gary McCalla. Poetry by Lynn Bishop and Walt McDonald.
Other contributors include John T. Edge, Diane Roberts, Jan DeBlieu, Annie Wedekind, Tom Piazza, Hal Crowther, Vicki Covington, and Roy Blount Jr.
A Painted House
By John Grisham
Trouble on the Chandler farm leads to murder, theft, and more secrets for Luke to keep. Part Five.
Queen of the Haunted Dell
By William Gay
There’s something spooky in a cave in Tennessee. Has the legendary Bell Witch returned?
By James Carlos Blake
A sailor leaves his beautiful wife at home with only his best friend to keep her company.
Meet the Man Behind the Mix
By John T. Edge
Before he became the king of cakes, Duncan Hines revolutionized dining on the road.
The Tribe of the Yellow Dog
By Diane Roberts
The transformation of the Southern Democrats.
Out of This World
By Matthew Teague
UFO abductees in the Ozarks.
Q & A with John Logue & Cary McCalla
How the former editors of Southern Living turned a failing magazine into a cultural juggernaut.
By Jan DeBlieu
A North Carolina program is trying to save the endangered red wolves.
Do Not Go Gently
By Annie Wedekind
The last stand of Robert Charles: mayhem in New Orleans, 1900.
By Tom Piazza
The guitarist Harold Cavallero recalls the little-known country music scene in Louisiana.
By Hal Crowther
Meditations for Bad Girls
By Vicki Covington
Gone Off Up North
By Roy Blount Jr.
At the All-Star Break
By Lynn Bishop
Jogging at Sixty-Five
By Walt McDonald
Cover photo by Karekin Goekjian