Andy Harkness’ illustration of his childhood backyard in Adaton, Mississippi.

Andy Harkness’ illustration of his childhood backyard in Adaton, Mississippi.


Andy’s World
Andy Harkness, art director of color and environment for the animated film “Moana,” reflects on his journey from the art classes of Starkville High School to the drawing boards of Sony Pictures Animation and Walt Disney Animation Studios, and he tells us about his new children’s book, Bug Zoo

Arts & Entertainment
The West Point home of Suzanne & Monte Brasfield is filled with artifacts of lives lived with creativity, laughter and love

Steve’s Café
Birney Imes’ portrait of a long-gone Columbus institution

Monday Nights in West Point
This men’s supper club has been going strong for 30 years … and counting


Local Blend
Good things to know, good stuff to buy and good reads from Starkville’s Amanda Powers

One Question
A campfire that reminds you of your Girl Scout days, the perfume your mother wore … what scent is your favorite?

3 Inspired People
Bernard Taylor, Richard Barge and James Hunt are men on a mission to uplift and educate, each in their own inspiring way

Mixologist’s Muse
West Point’s David Monteleone creates good times and great cocktails with his homemade blueberry-infused rum

Seven Things
Seven things that tell the story of your life? Author and historian Alison Greene shares hers

Outdoor Life
Brad Spencer’s goats flourish in the serenity and safety of his Oktibbeha County farm

Into the Woods
Community herbalist Lindsay Wilson champions the pick-me-up properties of the mimosa tree

In Writing
Columbus poet Matt Dennison’s thoughts on grocery store encounters and marital stoicism

Multi-instrumentalist and multi-band member Brent Varner is a veteran of the Triangle’s music scene

Food for the Soul
Fannie Brewer of Crawford, Margaret Ann Chandler of Oktoc and Marty Wages of Columbus dish on coleslaw

Personal Space
Johnny Wray’s peaceful pond-side retreat

Executive Suite
Retired CEO Pat Spainhour shares a management philosophy that has served him (and his companies) well

Seems to Me
Shervon Williams has a few things to say about the not-so-friendly side of Facebook

Event Calendar
Upcoming area art openings, concerts and literary events

Social Call
A look at who’s been out and about in the Golden Triangle and beyond and G.E. Light’s rundown of some spring art and music happenings