On the flyleaf of my Great Aunt Alice's, and only later my mother's "Blue Backed Speller," two names are either erased or crossed out (Ella Morgan, 1918, and Cordelia King, 1919), and a third bears two dates.
Sigourney arrived in Atlanta from the "sticks" of Alabama and made a new life for himself, including a fiancé and a successful jewelry line. But last winter he abruptly dropped all of it and moved to an artist's community in rural Tennessee.
When most people think of Arabs and Jews, they usually don't think of the American South as the traditional settling place for these very two ethnic groups. Yet it may come as a surprise that several Arabs and Jews call Kentucky home.
The film is a well-acted, directed and a cinematic and aural feast, yet Tarantino's Django remains hotly debated among black intellectuals. And when it comes to why this is such a lightning rod, I have a theory.
Although today's South is a diverse economic engine, it still has educational, environmental, poverty, health and other challenges brought on, in large part, by a long period of neglect following the Civil War.