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Southern Gothic

The Atticus We Don't Want to Know

Irene Monroe | Posted 07.20.2015 | Books
Irene Monroe

For those who prefer Scout's hagiographic depiction of her father, then Jean Louise's Atticus you don't want to know. Harper Lee's new portrait of Atticus will undoubtedly reopen discussion about race and Atticus's hero status in "Mockingbird."

Carolina Ghosts and Charleston Hauntings

Wendy Webb | Posted 04.14.2014 | Books
Wendy Webb

I asked booksellers at FoxTale Bookshoppe in Atlanta, Park Road Books in Charlotte, Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, Malaprops Bookstore and Cafe in Asheville and Octavia Books in New Orleans to recommend some titles they thought I might like. Here they are.

How To Tackle The Weed In Your Bed Of Roses

Cilla McCain | Posted 08.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Cilla McCain

When a writer gets an idea, it's like the planting of a stubborn seed. And if that seed takes root within, it refuses to be ignored, kind of like a weed in a rose garden.

Mighty Movie Podcast: Michael Tully on Septien

Dan Persons | Posted 09.07.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

The tale of three brothers travels a strange, twisted, and ultimately fascinating route. Septien essentially delights in its own impertinence -- fortunately, it's charming enough to get away with it.

Hilary Duff Goes Indie: A Conversation About Her New Film, Bloodworth

Terry Keefe | Posted 07.18.2011 | Entertainment
Terry Keefe

Hilary Duff likes a good challenge. The number of former child and teen stars who manage to sustain success into their twenties, as Duff undeniably has, are few, but even rarer are those who then develop into serious adult actors.