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Ghosts of Mississippi
" 1963 is a curious film. Like Alan Parker’s Mississippi Burning, the movie deals with murder, America’s racial powder..."

Jan. 10, 1997 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Mississippi: GODDAMN!
New blogger Claire goes off on the prom fracas in MS.
"...surprise that this intersection of concern is happening in Mississippi...."

April 7, 2010 Qmmunity Post by Claire Harrison

Mississippi Grind
Ben Mendelsohn and Ryan Reynolds co-star as gambling buddies
"...face, the Mutt-and-Jeff bonding between two small-time gamblers in Mississippi Grind may strike you as strange, even unbelievable. There’s..."

Oct. 2, 2015 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Of Mercy and Mississippi
On the Bookshelf
"...Mississippi: An American Journey by Anthony Walton (Vintage Press, $13..."

July 18, 1997 Books Review

Mississippi Masala
"...more difficult than lust. Like the proud African-Americans in Mississippi who have never seen Africa, Choudhury plays Mina, an..."

Feb. 28, 1992 Movie Review by Kathleen Maher

Code Maroon: Texas A&M Disarms Mississippi State
Contemplating the thin line between violence and condoned aggression
"...As I watched the Aggie football team dismantle the Mississippi State Bulldogs in Starkville on Saturday, I found myself..."

Nov. 5, 2012 Sports Post by Emily Bevan

We're Fat, But We're No Mississippi
A new study on weight problems in America shows health concerns for the state.
" become the eighth most inactive state.) Looking nationally, Mississippi is the fattest and most inactive state. On the..."

Aug. 28, 2007 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Letters at 3AM
You can't always be who you want, but if you try sometime you just might find you can be who you need.
"...Tupelo, Mississippi: In 1935 Elvis Presley was born in a shack..."

Nov. 1, 2002 Column by Michael Ventura

Sweet Caroline
New face on the old-timey music scene: Caroline Herring
"...did. But that hasn't stopped young musicians like this Mississippi native from moving here...."

Dec. 14, 2001 Music Feature by Jim Caligiuri

Another Hill Country
Cody Dickinson's Hill Country Revue is a different kind of zebra
"...this hill country refers to an area in northern Mississippi...."

Nov. 3, 2010 Music Post by Jim Caligiuri

The Outskirts of Hope
Jo Ivester launches civil rights-era memoir
"...when her parents moved the family from Massachusetts to Mississippi to open a medical clinic and teach high school..."

April 14, 2015 Arts Post by Jessi Cape

All Over the Place
Surveying the Geezerville landscape
"...As expected, last Friday’s North Mississippi All Stars show at Antone’s was a barn burner...."

Jan. 21, 2009 Music Post by Jim Caligiuri

Labor Intensive
John Fiege on 'Mississippi Chicken' and Anne Lewis on 'Morristown'
"...the cinema verité mode also distinguishes the superficially similar Mississippi Chicken – both films concern immigration and poultry processing..."

Oct. 5, 2007 Screens Feature by Spencer Parsons

True love overcomes convention in this stylish, earnest romance.
"...this newly minted widower from a small town in Mississippi attempts suicide – an act that lands him under..."

May 18, 2018 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made
The epic story of three kids inspired by Spielberg's adventure tale
"...But way back in 1982, three preteen kids in Mississippi (Chris Strompolos, Eric Zala, and Jayson Lamb) fell so..."

June 17, 2016 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Take Me to the River
Memphis and Stax Records music artists from an earlier era mentor a younger generation in this ambient documentary.
"...album featuring three generations of musical talent from the Mississippi River Delta. For the legendary Memphis bluesmen and soul..."

Sept. 26, 2014 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Pickling Peaches with the Big Bad Chef
Award-winning Southern chef shares pickling expertise
"...When Mississippi chef and restaurateur John Currence appeared at the Austin..."

Aug. 14, 2014 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

The AggreGAYtor: May 9
What happened today in gay? Here’s your QILTBAG recap of queer news.
"...Mississippi rolls forward, HGTV rolls Flip It Forward back, and..."

May 9, 2014 Qmmunity Post by David Estlund

The AggreGAYtor: April 3
What happened today in gay? Here’s your QILTBAG recap of queer news.
"...thinks prison rape is fantastic, and everybody knows about Mississippi as your AggreGAYtor lets Nina Simone do the cussing...."

April 3, 2014 Qmmunity Post by David Estlund

The AggreGAYtor: February 20
What happened today in gay? Here’s your QILTBAG recap of queer news.
"...Louisiana may step ahead of the south, Mississippi gets tokened, and Vladimir Luxuria, as your AggreGAYtor mourns..."

Feb. 20, 2014 Qmmunity Post by David Estlund

Hypermasculine yet soulfully romantic, this coming of age story with thriller elements stars Matthew McConaughey.
"...Neckbone (Lofland) to a tiny, untrammeled island off the Mississippi River in Arkansas to investigate. The boat is magical..."

April 26, 2013 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Casual Invisibility
Mississippi student edited from yearbook because she wore a tux
"...Mississippi is in gay news again. For a lesbian student,..."

April 29, 2010 Qmmunity Post by Frank J. Rivera

The Last King of Scotland
Forest Whitaker becomes dictator Idi Amin in a ferocious performance that often dwarfs the more ordinary aspects of this picture.
"...sort of miscalculation that marred the civil rights drama Mississippi Burning: Both films are stories about black populations that..."

Oct. 13, 2006 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Lightning in a Bottle
Ostensibly a record of one mighty blues show, this film goes beyond the tag of concert film and achieves something more: a living history lesson, tracing the evolving sound of the blues.
"...the blues from its swampy sharecropping birth below the Mississippi Delta and migration north to Memphis and beyond. Cole..."

Nov. 12, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

These American Lives
Documentarians Bradley Beesley and Sarah Price root out characters in the Mississippi Delta, the streets of Milwaukee, and, soon, summer camp in Michigan.
"...not the boozing and brawling mad geniuses of North Mississippi, but the characters who sleep above, beside, and down..."

March 28, 2003 Screens Feature by Kimberley Jones

Okie Noodling
Noodling is the sport (some say art) of catching big ol' catfish with your bare hands. The practice is legal only in Oklahoma, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Louisiana. Okie Noodling is Beesley's affectionate, funny, and engaging look at the noodlers in his home state.
"...with your bare hands. Legal only in Oklahoma, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Louisiana, the practice of noodling has taken on..."

Oct. 1, 2002 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Big Bad Love
"...Big Bad Love -- adapted from the stories of Mississippi author Larry Brown -- manages to be both sweetly..."

April 19, 2002 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Original Sin
"...been adapted before, in 1969 by Francois Truffaut as Mississippi Mermaid) and it still has certain Woolrich touches in..."

Aug. 3, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Once Upon a Time … When We Were Colored
"...growing up in a small, rural community along the Mississippi Delta between the years of 1946 and 1962 --..."

May 17, 1996 Movie Review by Joey O'Bryan

The Perez Family
"...director Mira Nair (Salaam Bombay! and the aptly named Mississippi Masala). Indian-born and Harvard-educated, Nair makes some of the..."

May 12, 1995 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

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