Southern History Under Review

Southern History Under Review

Creating Necessary Conversation Through the Decatur Obelisk For as long as I can remember, Confederate memorials have dotted Southern public property. Cornerstones of my childhood in Georgia included watching the laser shows at Stone Mountain and hearing family...
Calling Bullshit on Toxic Masculinity

Calling Bullshit on Toxic Masculinity

Book Review One Good Mama Bone Bren McClain University of South Carolina Press, 280 pp., $19.99   McClain’s Critique on Southern Gender Roles The term “toxic masculinity” often gets thrown around on social media as a way of defining the standards to which American...
Brains Are the New Black

Brains Are the New Black

The Value of Intelligence in the Southern Women’s Wardrobes The airheaded Southern Belle is practically a Jungian Archetype. Long ago, pop culture shrink-wrapped Southern women in tight wholesome packages, saddling them with ideals of propriety and pride in being the...
Peaches, Premieres, and Politics

Peaches, Premieres, and Politics

Georgia as the New Hollywood The American film industry is the machine that infuses our humdrum workaday lives with stories of chivalric love, intoxicating adventures, and uplifting dramas. The red carpet telecast of glitzy prime time awards shows, the chic low-cut...