May 29, 2018

(from legends magazine)

By Julian Rankin

Photography by Marianne Todd

There’s something in the water that fueled Muddy Waters. Something incomprehensible about the past that kept Faulkner up at night. Something spiritual that inspired Leontyne Price. Something mad that mo...

December 24, 2017

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Catfish Dream: Ed Scott's Fight for His Family Farm and Racial Justice in the Mississippi Delta

(Southern Foodways Alliance Studies in Culture, People, and Place Series)

Pub date: July 10, 2018
by Julian Rankin (Author),‎ John T. Edg...

December 3, 2017

(from legends magazine)

By Julian Rankin

Photography by Marianne Todd

Next door to the Civil Rights Museum, in the Museum of Mississippi History, the clock is three and one-eighth inches wide and one and five-eighths inches tall. A small brass cylinder, the top slides ope...

December 2, 2017

(from legends magazine)

By Julian Rankin

Photography by Rory Doyle

Cell service is weak in the Mississippi Delta, but the characters are strong. Madge and Billy Howell of Clarksdale have built their business on that truism. The idea for the enterprise, Delta Bohemian, cam...

October 28, 2017

We lobotomized two gourds, the neighbor and I and our three-year-old boys. The two boys were eager to saw the tops off. The neighbor held the handle of the serrated blade so our sons could make the motions. Little Julian struggled with the spoon to scoop out the innard...

October 12, 2017

(from legends magazine)

 

By Julian Rankin

Photography by Marianne Todd

The material things we own, as sure as the chromosomes within us, are maps to who we are. Or, as Ben Box of the Meridian, Mississippi-based Benjamin E. Box Estate Sales puts it, “You learn more about p...

October 11, 2017

Shane Brown (son of author Larry Brown) and photographer David Rae Morris (son of author Willie Morris) discuss creativity, family, and Mississippi. 8.17.2017 at Museum After Hours - Mississippi Museum of Art | (moderated by Julian Rankin)

September 17, 2017

Unwritten Memoir by Randy Hayes, now on view at the University of Mississippi Museum in Oxford, explores the artist’s life through photography, painting, and collected memento, with works and objects from multiple bodies of work spanning more than two decades. True to...

March 24, 2017

Hoop dreams go up in flames.

Coliseums fall, place remains. 

35mm double exposures captured in-camera in Oxford, Mississippi in December 2013. The Ole Miss Rebels basketball team lost in their home arena - the late Tad Smith Coliseum - to Mercer University, 79-76. 

March 2, 2017

I get kidnapped all the time. That’s how I ended up in Sunday school as a child and on stage as a shepherd for three years in the annual pageant. Coercion. It happens less frequently these days. Ever since I got my driver’s license I mostly wiggle free. I live in a Bap...

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