April/May 1999 - A MAGAZINE ONLINE - Vol. I, No. I
Editor's Note
The 'New South' has a new magazine.

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The New South Rises, Again
By Glynn Wilson

In our inaugural issue, we explore what it means to say the New South rises again. Not the old South, where politicians thumped the Bible and baited the races. This is the New South, where more progressive politicians sometimes get elected who have the vision to govern in a different fashion. (Turn to story)

In Association with Amazon.com The 'Perfesser' Speaks
By Don Schanche Jr.

Former Georgia Gov. Zell Miller makes sense of where the South has been, where it is, and where it could be going in terms of education, business and race relations. (Turn to story)
In Association with Amazon.com Yellin' Range
Fiction by Sean Lovelace

In our first short story, Lovelace takes us back to the woods at Grandma's. We hope you will send us your short stories for publication and enter our short story writing competition with cash prizes. The winners will be published in future issues. (Turn to story)

Secret Vistas
Everyone needs a special place in nature. What's yours?

Jack Neely wonders about Andrew Jackson's blow-dried look on the $20 bill.

R & R
Ron Sitton explores hockey's penetration south of the Mason-Dixon line.

Science & Society
Are chip mills whittlin' Dixie? The feds announce a study of the South's forestlands.

Bottom Line
Robert Hess explores the Blue Jean wars and layoffs at Levi's.

Bar & Grill
Derrick Nunnally has the catfish blues, lookin' for home cookin' in the Big Apple.

Southern Culture
Love Rutledge dissects social stratification at Mardi Gras.

Southern Sounds
The Black Crowes return to their rock 'n' roll roots.

Events Calendar
Find your favorite Southern cultural events and send us your listings (updated through June).

Fiction Prize Rules
We have received permission to award the Robert Penn Warren Prize for Fiction. See the new rules.

Staff Note:
We hate to spoil the fun of discovery, but we should tell you the best ways to negotiate this magazine online. You can turn . . . er, click on a story link, then come back to the contents page and do it again. Or take the The Southerner tour by clicking on the TS at the end of each story. Scan through it as if you were turning the pages of a printed magazine. It's the easiest way to read it cover to cover! You can even print it and avoid reading online if you wish. Don't forget to let us know what you think.
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