September 26, 2013 RSS feed / Editorial

Gone South

My favorite movie

Sitting on the beach with friends from Puckett, Mississippi (home of “300 Good Friendly Folks, and A Few Old Soreheads”), the discussion turned naturally to our favorite movie - “O Brother Where Art Thou.” More...

Greasepit Grammar

Is it ‘the arts,’ or are they ‘the arts’?

Ed Williams, who recently retired as journalism professor at Auburn University, asked the Redneck Academy of Linguistics for comment on an inquiry from one of his students. More...

Scratch Ankle Muse

Feeling sorry for the lowly lovebug

I think we are all familiar with so-called “lovebugs.” For the past month or so, one would be hardpressed to miss the little insects. More...

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Inside the Statehouse

Politicians follow the money

During the summer Alabama had a rash of major political figures step down from office in the middle of their elected terms. More...

Editor’s Notes

Vent windows are cool

If you are in your 50s or older, you probably remember the pre-air conditioning days of automobiles when we’d ride down the highways with the windows down. More...

Cornbread & Buttermilk

In defense of ugly people

Attractive people, I just read, have life a lot easier than we homely types. They make more money, get promoted faster, and, I presume, are more successful in romance. Looks are everything More...

Dollars & Cents

Marking anniversary of a crucial battle

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the end of the arduous battle against what some commentators called the “Great Inflation.” The Great Inflation began its sharp upward spiral during the late 1960s and was associated with Lyndon John More...