Go through any city and you will find graffiti written on any available surface. The stuff we see nowadays is usually spray-painted, and while some of it is just stupid and offensive, some has real artistry and style. Graffiti, of course, was not invented along with the spray can. It could famously be found on the walls of Pompeii, and also in Rome and in Egypt, and just about everywhere else in the ancient world.
"This was a case of the story choosing me," said Michael F. Smith, of his debut book, "The Hands of Strangers" (Main Street Rag Publishing, 2011). The
The long-running "CBS Sunday Morning" television show was in Meridian Friday night to film Mavis Staples' performance in the MSU Riley Center. The segment is set to air Easter Sunday, April 24, according to the Riley Center.
The Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library continues its Table Talk series April 13 with a dual presentation by Tom and Emma Richardson. Dr. Tom Richardson, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Mississippi University for Women, will discuss various ideas about "what poetry is" by reading examples of "poems about poetry" and poems that experiment with language and the "look" of poems on the printed page.
Bobby Rush, Honeyboy Edwards, Keb Mo and the Warren Haynes Band are set to join other musicians May 6-7 in Greenwood to mark the 100th anniversary of blues icon Robert Johnson's birth in Copiah County May 8, 1911.
T. S. Eliot must have been a bit dyslexic. He added an extra "L" in the word cruelest and omitted an "L" and a "T" in his last name. (My opinion, only). Still, he was an amazing poet.
Jobie Martin lost his life in a tragic automobile accident on Interstate 220 in Jackson a few weeks ago. He was 91. He was a broadcasting legend over where I grew up. I was one of his biggest fans.
I have always loved pink. Secretly, of course, because little boys just did not express themselves with a feminine color like pink, but somewhere between eighth grade and high school yearbook camp, the '80s happened.
The next time someone complains about the self-centered nature of today's youth, point them to Heritage Academy alumnus Drew Estes and the junior class at Immanuel Center for Christian Education.
Family, friends and members of the extended community at Mississippi University for Women in Columbus will gather Friday, April 15, to dedicate the Dorabel Craig Memorial Garden. The ceremony to honor Dorabel Moore Craig, Class of 1938, will take place at 1:30 p.m.
"Clean Sweep Columbus, a Great American Clean-up Event" is searching for volunteers to help clean up the Friendly City. Clean Sweep will kick off Saturday, April 16, at 9 a.m. at the Magnolia Bowl in downtown Columbus.
At age 95, Norma Bagnall is still filling in the blanks. The Massachusetts resident, who is a frequent visitor to Columbus, became a snowbird this year to escape the unusually harsh New England winter.
The horticulture club at Mississippi State University will offer garden enthusiasts a wide variety of plants and educational seminars at their annual spring plant sale.
Nov. 2, 1909, was to be a red letter day for Columbus. President William H. Taft was coming to town. He was to be accompanied by his Secretary of War, Hon. J. M. Dickinson, a Columbus native. (A few years later, Crawford native T. W. Gregory served as Woodrow Wilson's Attorney General.)
The dazzling "Moby Dick" is not simply about whaling. Melville's grand and exhilarating volume is about good and evil, nature, the futility and magnificence of human endeavor, and literature itself, to list just a few subjects.
Walking through Friendship Cemetery at night, the Tales from the Crypt student performers have an almost ghostly quality as they tell their tales. But this year, three of the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science students may also look a little familiar.
Three kitchens that hit the right notes will be open Saturday in support of the Columbus Girlchoir and its 57 members.
At its 61st annual Charity Ball Saturday, Junior Auxiliary of Columbus announced the 2011 Ball king and queen and celebrated community service.
"In times like these, it's so easy to lose perspective, to get our eyes on everything that seems to be falling apart," said Mike Weaver, lead singer of Big Daddy Weave, the contemporary Christian band that will perform at Rent Auditorium in Columbus April 10.
History is rich with stories of pilgrims. Sometimes they are fleeing religious persecution. They may be traveling toward Mecca, the shrine of a special saint, or even a battlefield.