New Sounds from the South, Vol. 2

Monique Williams, drummer from Txlips (screenshot)

No one asked me to, but I’m proving my point that the South is more than the box folks keep putting us in. This is the second playlist in this series featuring new music from the South. Check out the first one to keep up. The aim here is to find some of the best … [Read more…]

An Open-Hearted Conversation About Being Black in America

Over lunch at a favorite restaurant, I had an uncomfortable discussion about race with a close friend. She and I had never really discussed politics, religion, or social issues as our relationship has always focused more on venting about our husbands and children or geeking about Harry Potter, Supernatural, Dr. Who and graphic novels. During … [Read more…]