Spring 2013

Cover of the summer 2013 issue of Catfish Alley

Singer/songwriter Paul Thorn photographed at the Country Store and Restaurant, a fish and steak restaurant, that until recently was also a convenience store near his home in the Union community in Lee County, Miss.

A singer songwriter from the land of Elvis finds music in the lives around him

Party Mix
Columbus’ Ralph Null and Fred Kinder share a few tips (and tasty recipes) to ease your party planning

The Accidental Tourist (Attraction)
Williams Brothers General Store in Philadelphia — more than a century old and still in style

No Place Like Home
Past and present meet in Lane Hardy Pierrot’s “new-old house” in Lowndes County

Young Bloods
Five guys under forty have upped the youth quotient in Starkville’s City Hall

Artist Portfolio
The work of illustrator and graphic designer Jude Landry


From the Editor

Our Contributors

From Our Readers — Reader Pam Griffith shares her recipe for the perfect pasta salad

Half-n-HalfA flavorful mix of good things to know and fun things to do

Book Review —  Emma and Tom Richardson’s review of Catherine Pierce’s The Girls of Peculiar

One QuestionWe asked a few Valentines how they met their sweetheart

3 Inspired PeopleHarry Sherman, Marsha Ballard and Tina Sweeten are at the heart of positive change in their communities

Food for the SoulSome like it hot: A down-home look at that Southern elixir — hot sauce

At the RootNPR’s Gestalt Gardener Felder Rushing spills the dirt on creating a terrific summer lawn

Personal SpaceWest Point’s Justin Estes has seen the light, through 2,000 glass bottles

A Letter HomeNew York transplant Armando Garma-Fernandez sends a love letter home to Mississippi

Seems to MeColumbus’ Scott Colom looks at the state of things

Social CallA photographic look at area events and who’s been out and about in the Golden Triangle and beyond

Restaurant GuideA guide to area eateries, plus Miss Moon Pie and friends visit Starkville’s Restaurant Tyler

Parting Shot