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Wandering through the Delta



Depicted above: ┬áJohn Hurt’s grave on the Choctaw Ridge near Avalon, Mississippi; the Shamoun’s family restaurant in Clarksdale, the Resthaven; the Riverside Hotel, a blues landmark in Clarksdale, where Bessie Smith died, and any blues or gospel singer you know who passed through Clarksdale from […]

Slate Magazine’s assault in pie

Slate Magazine’s bogus and knee-jerk contrarianism shows its full bankruptcy in an assault on pie. That’s right, a two-screen tirade about the author’s dislike of pie.

The author has obviously never been to DeVall’s Bluff, Arkansas or eaten something from the Family Pie Shop. Or, for that matter, to the Resthaven in Clarksdale.


Ben had pie

Photo from Chamouns Resthaven in Clarksdale, Mississippi by Ben.