Winter 2011

Cover of the winter 2011 issue of Catfish Alley

Elayne Goodman at her home and studio in Lowndes County, Miss.

Life as Art: Elayne Goodman
Contemporary folk artist Elayne Goodman of Columbus has a thing for found objects, whimsy and Elvis. Lots of Elvis

The Cabin in the Woods
Betty & Jack Harpole of Webster County give “re-purpose” a whole new meaning with their secluded hillside haven

The Phillips Boys’ Brunswick Stew
Three decades of good food and great friends

Holly Springs
Burgers, blues and a bear named “Monroe”

After Sunset
2011 is coming to a close and it’s time to sparkle and shine with fashions from Deep South Pout and The Jewel Shoppe

Editor’s Letter

Our Contributors

Book Review — Emma and Tom Richardson review Jean W. Cash’s Larry Brown: A Writer’s Life

The Avid Reader – Explore American history from 1776 through today with these five book recommendations

One Question — Is there a “worst present ever” that tops your holiday re-gift list? We asked a few folks for their picks.

3 Inspired People — From theater to activism, Bob Anderson, Louise Campbell and Learnard Dickerson share some of their passions

At the Root — Ward off those winter garden blues with NPR’s Gestalt Gardener Felder Rushing

Musicmaker — A master picker, songwriter and storyteller, Louisville native Carl Jackson has earned a place in country music’s major league

Food for the Soul — Sweet treats and hot drinks to put you in the holiday spirit

A Letter Home — Moscow-based journalist William Mauldin goes to unexpected lengths (and places) to maintain his Southern culinary roots

Social Call — Adele Elliott is wishing for the unexpected this holiday season

Parting Shot — It’s not easy being Mr. Claus