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April 19, 2012

Some readers knew what would fill this space before I began writing this week. 

 

Some readers knew what would fill this space before I began writing this week. 

They knew — but how? Perhaps they possess clairvoyance; maybe they have been remotely viewing my writing process this week; or, and what is most likely, they were familiar enough with their surroundings to predict what a person like me living in a town like Oxford would say on a day like today.

April 10, 2012

The house is surrounded by a brick wall. Two massive concrete lions sit on the wall in front of a 10-foot-high, barbed-wire-topped fence to guard the antebellum home-turned-Elvis-shrine like a junkyard prison. 

 

The house is surrounded by a brick wall. Two massive concrete lions sit on the wall in front of a 10-foot-high, barbed-wire-topped fence to guard the antebellum home-turned-Elvis-shrine like a junkyard prison. 

The side driveway, though barricaded by the fencing, is marked by a “no trespassing” sign slapped onto a shack-like ticket booth occupied by a wigged mannequin. Beyond the fence, the drive is cluttered with old, once-vibrant, now rundown cars. 

April 4, 2012

It has been almost a year since artist Brittany Bass left Athens, a city she grew to love. But setting up shop in Oxford wasn’t such a big transition; Oxford is often considered a smaller version of the city that has become known as the poster child of music and art in the South.

 

It has been almost a year since artist Brittany Bass left Athens, a city she grew to love. But setting up shop in Oxford wasn’t such a big transition; Oxford is often considered a smaller version of the city that has become known as the poster child of music and art in the South.

Bass, who graduated in May with her bachelor’s of fine arts from the University of Georgia, had visited Oxford and Mississippi before, but said that moving to Oxford was a big a change, especially considering the size of the town.

March 7, 2012

Zoom-Zoom finally comes to small crossovers, and it’s in the form of the new Mazda CX-5.

 

Zoom-Zoom finally comes to small crossovers, and it’s in the form of the new Mazda CX-5.

The CX-5 is the runt of Mazda’s crossover lineup, being 5 inches shorter than the CX-7 and 21 inches shorter than the CX-9. However, this doesn’t mean it is the smallest inside, because it manages to have the same interior capacity of the CX-7 and is plenty big enough to fit four adults comfortably.

January 29, 2012

2012 proved to be another exciting year for the North American International Auto Show in Detroit with many new production and concept cars being unveiled.

 2012 proved to be another exciting year for the North American International Auto Show in Detroit with many new production and concept cars being unveiled.

November 10, 2011

Square Pizza’s window art has transformed to a scene from “Talledega Nights,” insisting their pizza is the best there is. 

 

Square Pizza’s window art has transformed to a scene from “Talledega Nights,” insisting their pizza is the best there is. 

Peyton Rish was selected from his Art 101 class to have his work painted in the window. 

For the past two years, a student has been selected to paint the window art. 

Robert Malone, associate art professor, said he wanted his students to have the chance to do something outside the classroom.

October 2, 2011

The women emerge from the mist, intertwined with flowers, and glide through the wind.
These enchanting women are the subjects of the newest paintings from Oxford-based figurative artist Stan O’Dell.
In his show Les Femmes Enchanteur, opening Oct. 4 at Southside Gallery in Oxford, O’Dell celebrates the beauty, grace and mystery of women.

June 2, 2011

 

Believe it or not, an election is coming up in November, and on the ballot is Amendment 26, a state-wide initiative that would redefine a “person” as “every human being from the moment of fertilization, cloning or the functional equivalent thereof.” If you are almost anyone in the state, you probably think this is just fine and dandy - after all, all lives are precious, and who do women think they are to play God with the lives of their children? 

April 7, 2011

On Saturday, the Oxford Conference Center will host Hazardous Waste Collection Day.

On Saturday, the Oxford Conference Center will host Hazardous Waste Collection Day.

The collection is for residents of Lee, Pontotoc, Itawamba, Monroe, Calhoun, Lafayette and Union counties. Volunteers from Three Rivers Solid Waste Management Authority and the City of Oxford will unload and collect hazardous items to be recycled from residents.

“There’s no real way of disposing of paint, chemicals, lawn chemicals and other hazardous items.

March 4, 2011

With an Oxford store and two other locations, Amy Head Cosmetics is a business that has worked its way up to become a successful beauty store. 

With an Oxford store and two other locations, Amy Head Cosmetics is a business that has worked its way up to become a successful beauty store.  

Originally from Macon, owner Amy Head said she has always enjoyed art and grew up painting.

“My mother would set up still-lifes, and my sister and I would paint,” she said. “I guess I should say I’ve always been visually analytical naturally.”

March 1, 2011

For centuries, artwork has been inspired by poetry and the written word.

For centuries, artwork has been inspired by poetry and the written word.

Now, that history is on display at the Powerhouse.

The “Word and Art Gallery Series,” the kick-off gallery for the 2011 Yoknapatawha Arts Council’s series of collections, will be displayed at the Powerhouse until March 25.

It features a wide variety of artists from Andi Bedsworth, a professor in the theater department at the University, to Lori Leigh Blaylock, the president of the Oxford Artist’s Guild.

February 17, 2011

The Uganda Project: Come & See-Go & Tell, created, directed and choreographed by Jennifer Mizenko has a great meaning and purpose behind it, but I honestly cannot tell you what that purpose is or what really went on for the entire 90 minutes of the dance experience.

The Uganda Project: Come & See-Go & Tell, created, directed and choreographed by Jennifer Mizenko has a great meaning and purpose behind it, but I honestly cannot tell you what that purpose is or what really went on for the entire 90 minutes of the dance experience.

While Mizenko may have gone, seen and come back, the show has no recognizable storyline. I tried flipping through the playbill to cure the confusion about who is who and where these people are going consumes the majority of each piece.

November 5, 2010

Of Montreal has always been an evolving enterprise. 

 

Of Montreal has always been an evolving enterprise. 

 

60’s psychedelia, jangly “Kinks” era garage and strobing dancepop are all textural snippets of the band’s eclectic approach to what can only be described as musical theatre. 

 

November 2, 2010

At 11:37 AM yesterday the Oxford Police Department received a report of an armed robbery at the Mechanics Bank on East University Avenue. 

 

At 11:37 AM yesterday the Oxford Police Department received a report of an armed robbery at the Mechanics Bank on East University Avenue. 

 

October 28, 2010

 

1) A Dead Goat

It’s that most wonderful time of the year, guys and ghouls! Did you see what I did there? Instead of “guys and girls” I wrote “guys and…” never mind, it’s high-brow stuff. Anyway, it’s Halloween, so let’s start things off right with a deceased animal. Yeah yeah, I’ve heard it all before – “This is a holiday to celebrate the fall harvest.” If by “fall harvest” you mean “pagan rituals which satisfied humanity’s heathen bloodlust,” then sure, I’d say you’re about right. Get yourself a recently-croaked goat for some good old fashioned demonic rituals. ‘Tis the season.

 

1) A Dead Goat

October 4, 2010

If I’ve learned anything these last two weeks, it’s that Romaro Miller is not one for brevity or discretion – and he’s also unafraid to share his view. We all show up for the same experience when Ole Miss hosts a home game, but we all see it a little differently.

 

If I’ve learned anything these last two weeks, it’s that Romaro Miller is not one for brevity or discretion – and he’s also unafraid to share his view. We all show up for the same experience when Ole Miss hosts a home game, but we all see it a little differently.

September 19, 2010

Most of you are probably familiar with the new Camaro, even if you’re not one of the lucky few driving them around campus. 

 

Most of you are probably familiar with the new Camaro, even if you’re not one of the lucky few driving them around campus. 

 

September 13, 2010

This past March, a group of students made a connection between the Rebels on the gridiron and the rebels in the Star Wars film series.  

 

This past March, a group of students made a connection between the Rebels on the gridiron and the rebels in the Star Wars film series.  

 

The idea caught on so quickly that Facebook and Twitter accounts were made in honor of the leader of the Rebel Alliance, Admiral Ackbar. “It was really exciting - working with ESPN.  

September 2, 2010

If you are old enough to remember the original Mustang Boss 302, you’ll remember its wild paint jobs, unique graphics and amazing track performance. So good, in fact, that Parnelli Jones won the 1970 Trans-Am Championship in one.

 

If you are old enough to remember the original Mustang Boss 302, you’ll remember its wild paint jobs, unique graphics and amazing track performance. So good, in fact, that Parnelli Jones won the 1970 Trans-Am Championship in one.

 

June 21, 2010

It’s time to move in to new houses and apartments for next semester.

 

It’s time to move in to new houses and apartments for next semester.

 

Moving in always poses a problem when the time comes to decorate.

 

April 9, 2010

The second in a two-part profile series, Chancellor Dan Jones opens up about the process, the pressure and the pain that accompanied the student-led mascot issue.