Fall 2012

Cover of the fall 2012 issue of Catfish Alley

Caroline Walker and Scottie Davis model vintage fashions from Columbus’ The Attic on the street of Maben, Miss.

A Life in Science: Jim Darnell
One man’s path of personal and scientific discovery

Collective Soul
Less is more? Not in Wanda and Mike Thorne’s home, where a lifetime of collecting is celebrated every day  

Goodness, how delicious…
How Brian Atkins and Birdsong Peanuts replanted the fields of Hamilton

Mr. Miller’s Neighborhood
Jan and Glenn Miller serve up a little deep-fried affection for friends and neighbors at this annual Southside soirée

Water Valley
The residents of this north Mississippi arts town know a little something about reviving and thriving

A Town Out of Time
Fall fashion takes a nostalgic stroll through the streets of downtown Maben

Editor’s Letter

Our Contributors

Book ReviewEmma and Tom Richardson review Richard Ford’s Canada

One QuestionAre you a rubber-burning Bugatti or a ’64 Continental on cruise? Your friends and neighbors share their secret car personas

3 Inspired PeopleArmando and Ruth de la Cruz, Alma Turner and Richard Ramsey teach us what it takes to make a community grow

Food for the SoulFry ’em, bake ’em, pick ’em right off the tree — Patricia Corbett brings a little apple-flavored sweetness to the table

MusicmakerThe yin and yang of Columbus musician Dawn Barham

At the RootNPR’s Gestalt Gardener Felder Rushing shows us how to do the Tangerine Tango this fall

Personal SpaceBilly Hester’s home is a little bit old, a little bit new and whole lot of nostalgic charm

A Letter HomeBon Jour and a little more from France-based preacher man Bill Boggess

Seems to MeWest Point’s Maridith Geuder takes on the state of politics

Restaurant ReviewMiss Moon Pie relaxes riverside at the Waverly Marina Tiki Bar & Grill

Parting Shot