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'Ballast': The Weight of Death in the Mississippi Deltanew

Ballast is the first film from director Lance Hammer, and it would be easy to call it one of those movies where "nothing happens," except that a lot happens -- a shooting, a car chase, several beatings. These things just happen very quietly.
Willamette Week  |  Aaron Mesh  |  12-03-2008  |  Reviews

The Life You Savenew

Catherine McCall's memoir recalls a life of sinking and surfacing.
INDY Week  |  Sylvia Pfeiffenberger  |  08-03-2006  |  Nonfiction

Subdued and Softnew

South's new album won't set the world on fire, but the group puts on a winning performance in its own quiet way.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Mosi Reeves  |  03-23-2006  |  Reviews

A Close Encounter With an Old Scamnew

On the light rail platform in downtown Houston, a writer runs into a South African "king" curious about how an ATM card works.
Houston Press  |  John Nova Lomax  |  05-16-2005  |  Crime & Justice

South Surrenders its Economy to Yankeesnew

That similarity is shoot-ourselves-in-the-foot backwardness. We face the rear and give the Rebel yell, "Charge!" Put another way, just as the Rebel flag wavers are still fighting a war we lost 140 years ago, so, too, is our economy rooted in decades-out-of-date thinking.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  John Sugg  |  11-04-2004  |  Politics

The Lady in Graynew

The cross-dressing Confederate soldier Loreta Janeta Velazquez, aka Lt. Harry Buford, is receiving renewed attention from historians and is the subject of an upcoming documentary.
Gambit  |  Bill Sasser  |  10-25-2004  |  History

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