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      Dew Tell Us: Do you cook fried chicken?

      by | 20, Add your Comment | Sep 27, 2009
      Dew Tell Us: Do you cook fried chicken?

      If you had to pick one dish that is most iconic of Southern cooking, what would it be? My guess is most people would say fried chicken. Growing up in the South, I know I ate my share. But the last couple of times I’ve seen fried chicken mentioned on this Web site, I’ve had a revelation of sorts. Yes, I ate fried chicken — at restaurants, at social gatherings, occasionally in other people’s homes — but never once do I recall fried chicken being cooked in my home. In fact, I don’t recall being in any home where it was being cooked. About the only dishes I can remember being batter fried in the houses of my childhood were okra (fairly frequently) and catfish (much more occasionally). In my own home today, we’ve made fried chicken only once, and that was years ago. In fact, we don’t fry much […]

      Have party … will travel

      by | 2, Add your Comment | Jul 4, 2009
      Have party ... will travel

      Parties are springing up all over the United States this weekend. But last week some contributors to Like the Dew got a jump on the celebrations with a gathering at the home of Arthur and Eleanor Ringel Cater in Atlanta. Here are snapshots of some of the people who were there, in hopes that readers can enjoy a virtual Dew gathering of their own. Photos, from top: The hosts, Eleanor Ringel Cater and Arthur Cater, wonder who’s going to clean up the mess after this get-together ends. Clockwise from left, Ron Feinberg, Eleanor Ringel Cater, Jennifer Hill, Tom Walker, Melinda Ennis and Arthur Cater (eating a nacho)  discuss great stories they would like to read or write. Arthur interrupts a couple of times to say he really likes the nachos. Conversations about potential stories break out in various corners At left, Lee Leslie talks with an invisible person (who, he […]

      Going for a Walkabout?

      by | 0, Add your Comment | Jun 3, 2009
      Going for a Walkabout?

      Is it just me or does this sign on Atlanta’s Briarcliff Road near Ponce de Leon Avenue look like it’s about to slouch off the job? Maybe, it’s just headed off for happy hour. Those Virginia-Highland bars aren’t far away. Or maybe it’s going for one of those walkabouts that the Red Hot Chili Peppers sang about: I think I’ll go on a walkabout And find out what it’s all about – and that ain’t hard Just me and my own two feet In the heat I’ve got myself to meet A detective of perspective I I need to try and get a bigger eye – open wide bloodwood flowers in my gaze walkabout in a sunny daze – do me now On a walkabout You could do it in the city You could do it in a zone You could do it in a desert You could do the […]

      The (sort of) New South?

      by | 1, Add your Comment | Jun 2, 2009
      The (sort of) New South?

      Wandering around Montgomery during a break from the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Teresa Weaver, Reagan Walker and Soyia Ellison came across this street sign. As Reagan put it in an e-mail: “The intersection of Jefferson Davis and Rosa Parks streets — you know, the ‘duality of the Southern thang,’ as the Drive-By Truckers sing it.” Teresa took the photo.

      A sign of the times in Alabama?

      by | 2, Add your Comment | Jun 1, 2009
      A sign of the times in Alabama?

      Teresa Weaver, Reagan Walker and Soyia Ellison — all former star journalists at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution — were taking a break from the Alabama Shakespeare Festival and wandering around Montgomery when they happened across the sign at this club. Reagan writes: “The backward letters caught our eye. It took a few U-turns to get back for this snapshot of course — calling attention to ourselves and prompting one kind local to roll her window down and ask ‘Y’all need help?’” Demonstrating that she is as skilled with a camera as she is with words, Teresa took the photo.

      A ‘progressive’ analysis of new Georgia laws

      by | 0, Add your Comment | May 21, 2009
      A 'progressive' analysis of new Georgia laws

      Founded in 2005, the New York-based Progressive States Network says its goal is “to transform the political landscape by sparking progressive actions at the state level.” The self-described “grassroots organization” focuses on five broad topics: rewarding work, valuing families, increasing democracy, promoting justice, and growing the economy. The organization is currently featuring two stories on Georgia on the home page of its Web site: http://www.progressivestates.org/. One story says that Georgia, following Arizona’s lead, has become the second state to require residents to prove their U.S. citizenship before they can register to vote. The measure “has been enacted even though there is no indication that non-citizen voting is a problem in the state,” the story says. “In fact, Georgia election officials are confident that the current photo ID requirement is strict enough to prevent any problems from arising.” The other story is a detailed analysis of the most recent session of […]

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