Richard Linklater: A Humanist Director

Southern Fried Karma is back on the topic of southern directors this week. Today we will be looking at renowned screenwriter and director Richard Linklater. A man whose work you have seen before, whether you know it our not. If you have ever watched Dazed and Confused...

Making a Path

“Her Real Name Was Peaches” by Darnell Arnoult  Madame Natasha’s ringed hands show their age, like mine. The cards are worn, faded red to pink and slick. Her deck and hands make hushed sounds as she shuffles and slides each day, here, there, and yet, to...

Jeff Nichols: Southern Director

Mark Twain is not dead. At least, Twain’s influence on southern art is not dead. His spirit lives on in the film Mud(2013) by Arkansas native Jeff Nichols.   Mud, starring Matthew McConaughey, is a shining example of the southern style Nichols has brought...

Faulkner’s Hunt for Southern Identity

  The short story is a Southern literary tradition. Mark Twain, Eudora Welty, Kate Chopin, Flannery O’Connor, Cormac McCarthy, and Alice Walker are all recognized as prolific authors of Southern short stories. However, the most influential, and often...