This is the first post in what could be a series of considerations of Auburn literature. If you have any suggestions, any favorite Auburn-y books, send suggestions to [email protected] We are lax when it comes to what is and isn’t an Auburn book. All ideas welcome. Heck, write something about your favorite book. Paint a picture, make a short movie involving all … [Read more...] about The LiterAUti: Ronald Everett Capps’ Off Magazine Street
The Win Column with Ben Bartley
Part of me looks forward to being old. I told my friend Chris this. I told him this sitting at a long table in Knoxville’s mall foodcourt. He wanted Chinese. It’d been on the “tip of his tongue” all week. It was Saturday. Groups of teenage girls and families of four and high school couples pass by, participating in that ceaseless parade of seeing and being seen—the mirror of … [Read more...] about On Being What We Are
I have a confession. I love LSU. I know, I know. Give me a couple hundred words. Let me explain like this: Let’s say you’re married. Your wife’s name is Jennifer. Jennifer says to you one day, “Honey, if you never met me would you have dated Kate?” Kate is a mutual acquaintance who lives in the neighborhood with her husband Steve, Steve who smells vaguely of sulfur and … [Read more...] about Love/Hate of LSU/Bama
Don't compare Cam Newton to any thing you've ever seen. He's just different. He's going to change the game. He's making the very difficult look very easy. --ESPN I don’t remember seeing Cam on campus. I think I might’ve, once. There are vague memories of a giant man, much too giant to be riding a scooter (where did he think he was, Gainesville?), puttering out of the … [Read more...] about Hey Cam, how’d you get that S on your chest?
David Housel exudes largeness. Like a Chappy’s booth is the known world. Mirrors upon mirrors inside mirrors around his head. David Housel is and isn’t David Housel like everything is and isn’t everything else. Nose crooked. Voice of the same sort. Arms up. Wide. Like this. Like he’s hugging a big old grizzly bear. “Live life like this.” Eyes on eyes. Them two arms signaling a … [Read more...] about Living Life Like This in New Orleans and Elsewhere