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Southern, Queer, Beautiful, and a Total Pageant Queen (Part 2)

Matthew Terrell | Posted 02.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Matthew Terrell

Competitors come with troupes of handlers and backup performers. When a queen is fully tucked and sewed in, she needs help mounting all of the opulent looks in store for the evening; and the more backup dancers you have, the more you can impress the judges.

Let's Stop Pretending the Confederate Flag Isn't a Symbol of Racism

Krystie Yandoli | Posted 11.09.2013 | College
Krystie Yandoli

In tiptoeing around what "Southern pride" is actually representative of and refusing to condemn the Confederate flag as the horrific reminder of human slavery and discrimination it is, we're inherently encouraging modern-day acts of racism and ideologies that are straight-up wrong.

What's It Like To Come to Harvard from the South?

Quora | Posted 11.24.2012 | Education

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Jonathan Gattman, Harvard Alumnus The Crimson did an article on this while I was a freshman at Harv...

Makin' Good Time

James Moore | Posted 10.02.2012 | Comedy
James Moore

There were a few times up in Michigan when our entire family drove to Mississippi to visit my father's siblings. And we dreamed of making "good time." I never knew until much later in life that good time might be an important concept and achievement.

Top 10 Books About Today's Southern Politics

Glen Browder | Posted 05.26.2012 | Politics
Glen Browder

If our media folks and political pundits will read the books listed here, they'll have something worthwhile to talk about -- other than rednecks and Dixie -- when covering Southern politics.

Exploring a Complex South

Sarah Edwards | Posted 05.21.2012 | College
Sarah Edwards

That the Bible Belt is "more than meets the eye" is a song that has been sung countless times before, but it could be sung more. If there's one thing the South doesn't lack, it's dimension. We just don't always embrace it.

Is the South a Nation of Toothless, Ignorant, Racist Rednecks?

Glen Browder | Posted 05.18.2012 | Media
Glen Browder

One of the things that most irritates me is for media folks and political pundits to use gratuitous, disparaging stereotypes about groups of people and their cultural affinities. And it seems that a common target for ridicule is the South and Southerners.

Gumbo Granny Blogs From the Bayou for Obama

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Georgianne Nienaber

What you hear again and again here in South Louisiana is that no one has the TIME to work on campaigning. Most families are still recovering from thre...