Monthly Archives: October 2015

Race relations

During the travels for our soul food book, it was very troubling to see the Confederate flag flying over Mississippi almost everywhere we looked. It was especially enlightening to have lunch with and interview and photograph James Meredith in Jackson, … Continue reading

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More commercials!!

It is very disconcerting to see Bob Dylan sitting down to have a discussion with an IBM computer! And then have the computer offer to write a song with him. Luckily he walks away from that!! And so continues my … Continue reading

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Commercials

Been watching a lot of TV these days. GO CUBS. I am noticing a crazy trend. The bands who historically stood for something are selling their songs for commercials in record numbers. The most egregious is a Day’s Inn spot … Continue reading

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Our book is finally out!!

Yesterday marked the release of Dave Hoekstra’s book (with photos by me) called “The People’s Place: Soul Food Restaurants and Reminiscences from the Civil Rights Era to Today”   Amazon link here!! We celebrated at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum … Continue reading

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