Poke Salad Revue — Issue #52



‘A Year in Mississippi’ has beautiful stories from the Magnolia State — www.sunherald.com 
 “A Year in Mississippi,” the fifth book of Mississippi stories from editors Judy Tucker and Charline McCord, may perhaps be their most delightful account of the Magnolia State yet.

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A surreal look at the Coast — www.sunherald.com 
 Louisiana artist Robert Warrens brings ‘Monsters, Creatures, Apparitions and Other Beasts’ to the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art in Biloxi.

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This buff Coast coach’s body transformation wows Men’s Health — www.sunherald.com 
 Harrison Central football and powerlifting coach Robert Browne is certainly one of the fittest coaches in South Mississippi. Men’s Health magazine recently took notice.

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Record-sized black bear killed in vehicle crash — www.clarionledger.com 
 Authorities say a record-size Louisiana black bear was killed when it was hit by an SUV in southwestern Mississippi.

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Tuskegee Airmen traveling exhibit stops in Meridian — www.wtok.com 
 The Wechsler Foundation helped bring the CAF Red Tail Squadron exhibit to Meridian, which helps tell the history of the Tuskegee Airmen.

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J.C. Penney closures delayed; 5 Mississippi stores on list — www.clarionledger.com 
 J.C. Penney said it is delaying the closure of 138 stores by several weeks after more people started visiting those locations.


County Line Road resurfacing project expected to last 30 days — onlinemadison.com

A $1.5 million resurfacing of the original four-lane section of County Line Road from I-55 to Pear Orchard will begin soon, city officials ann

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Former Ole Miss Cheerleader Opens Wink Tumbling Academy In Oxford — hottytoddy.com 
 Morgan Winkel, owner of Wink Tumbling Academy, has been working steadily toward her lifetime goal of owning her own studio.

The South

Nola native and Emmy award-winning singer Harry Connick Jr. will sing the national anthem at the Kentucky Derby

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The South’s 38 Essential Restaurants — www.eater.com 
 The dining rooms, shacks, and counters that define America’s most vibrant culinary region


New Orleans Dining Guide, spring 2017: The Essential 100 — www.theadvocate.com 
 This spring edition of our New Orleans dining guide is arranged by neighborhood, though each restaurant here is recommended for reasons that go beyond location.

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See the infrastructure woes underneath Bourbon Street — www.nola.com 
 What lies beneath Bourbon Street is a mess of undersized and broken water lines.

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Shrimpers busted with nets out way before season: LDWF — www.nola.com 
 Men were shrimping after dark without lights on, agents say.

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Kentucky Has More Barrels of Bourbon Than People — mentalfloss.com

If you like bourbon more than you like people, then you’ll love Kentucky.

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The Spirit of the Place: Photographs by Jack Leigh — www.high.org

The Spirit of the Place: Photographs by Jack Leigh showcases the lyrical work of celebrated Savannah photographer Jack Leigh (American, 1948–2004). Leigh was among a generation of Southern photographers who came of age in the 1970s, including William Christenberry and William Eggleston, whose work focused on the subtle beauty found in ordinary and out-of-the-way areas of the American South.

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Alabama MIT standout delves into ‘Big Bang Theory’ — www.al.com 
 Zachary Hulcher, 22, of Montgomery, is involved in ground-breaking research to delve deeper into the theory of how our universe was created.

Birds are flocking to Dauphin Island off the Alabama coast

 Dauphin Island is playing a key role in the life cycle of birds returning to the United States from their winter homes.

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Things to do in Mobile, April 16–22 — www.al.com 
 So much going on this week! Here are five top picks.

Dedication planned for Birmingham civil rights monument

 The National Park Service is dedicating its new Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument.

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Things to do in Birmingham, April 16–22 — www.al.com 
 Your free time is precious, so how to spend it? Here are five ideas for Birmingham this week, April 16–22, 2017.

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Seven Days Out: April 16–22, 2017 — www.pnj.com 
 Pensacola area’s major events for the week of April 16–22, 2017.

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Tennessee makes college free for ‘older adults’ — www.cnn.com 
 It’s back to school in Tennessee, but not for the kids.

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Walmart to offer discounts for ordering at home, picking up at the store — www.wwltv.com 
 Fighting back against Amazon and other online sellers, Walmart said Wednesday it is going to offer a discount on thousands of items ordered online — if shoppers will then go to their closest store to pick them up.


Chicken grows face of dinosaur — www.bbc.com 
 A chicken embryo with a dinosaur-like snout instead of a beak has been developed by scientists


Podcast and Chill: Podcasting Hosts and Producers We Love Share Their Thoughts on the New Phenomenon — www.pastemagazine.com 
 “I think you want to go safe to start and go with something that’s a narrative adventure podcast. You don’t want something that’s going to kill the mood.”

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Love Is The Color: How Paisley Park Fostered Prince’s Creativity — www.fastcompany.com 
 Next week, Prince’s legacy will be honored with a 3-day “Celebration 2017.” We went inside his iconic mecca with the people who know its secrets best.

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“I’m Really A Rock ’N Roller”: Movie Maestro Hans Zimmer Takes Coachella — www.fastcompany.com 
 The man behind the music of Pirates of the Caribbean, The Dark Knight, Inception, and countless other epics insists this isn’t a mid-life crisis.

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Whole Foods Aims to Cut Prices but Keep Its Cachet — www.wsj.com 
 Whole Foods Market Inc. wants to cut prices without sacrificing the local products that define its healthy image.

Ford Made A Crib That Mimics Those Sleep-Inducing Car Rides

 This could be a game changer.

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