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Paris Review - Barry Hannah, The Art of Fiction No. 184

Interviewed by Lacey Galbraith<p>Issue 172, Winter 2004<p>© Bruce Newman<p>There’s a line in Barry Hannah’s most recent novel, <i>Yonder Stands</i> <i>Your Orphan</i> (2001), that nicely describes his life and career thus <i></i>far. “You need to see a bit of hell now and then,” he writes. “That and great joy.” In the years since …

Literature

Chief of Mardi Gras Indians gets ready for the big day

Howard Miller is the Big Chief of the Creole Wild West Tribe. Like all Mardi Gras "Indians", he is not Native American.<p>New Orleans "Indians" are black people who march in the Mardi Gras parade, wearing 100lb (45kg) dresses that they sew themselves throughout the year.<p>In New Orleans, Louisiana, the …

Festivals

The Only Five Apps Small Business Owners Need for a More Productive 2014

With so many free and inexpensive tools at our fingertips, business owners can forget that careful curation is the key to staying organized.<p>While it is true that technology can help to streamline how you run your business, sometimes too much e-clutter can complicate what you’re trying to accomplish …

Apps

Cast-Iron Comfort: Bacon Scallion Hoecakes

The original field feast<p>I have a deeper relationship with my cast-iron pan than I do with some family members. Proud and protective, I brag that I can fry a perfect egg with barely a slick of butter, and guard against well-meaning guests who might plunge the pan into a sink of hot sudsy water. When …

Sriracha-Citrus Remoulade

Chef Bryan Caswell’s spin on the Cajun classic<p>Chef Bryan Caswell grew up on Cajun remoulade, the spicy mayonnaise usually made with Creole mustard. He gives it a different spin with the Sriracha remoulade he serves at his slider restaurant, <b>Little Bigs</b>. When I make Sriracha remoulade at home, I …

Sriracha Sauce

The Tallulah: Coke, Peanuts, and Whiskey

One gastropub in Birmingham, Alabama is reinventing a childhood treat<p>Ever drop a handful of roasted peanuts into an ice-cold Coca-Cola? The sweet and salty pairing, rare above the Mason-Dixon line and vanishing below, conjures vivid memories from Southerners of a certain age.<p>Now, the folks at …

Dessert

A Short Ride: Remembering Barry Hannah by Louis Bourgeois, Adam Young and J.W. Young

Barry Hannah hunched over the stack of short stories. “OK, here’s one,” he said, pulling out a couple of pages, squinting through the swirling smoke …

Barry Hannah in Tuscaloosa

The Oxford American magazine

The Believer - Barry Hannah in conversation with Wells Tower

<i>“Barry Hannah is America’s greatest living writer” is something I started saying when I first read Hannah’s work in the late 1990s. I’m sad I had to</i> …