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Michael Farris Smith

Arts

Inside Larry Brown’s Writing Shack

​​In the Mississippi Hill Country, the novelist built a writer’s cabin beneath tall pines. Little did he know that, beam by beam, he was building it for others

Music

A New Southern Album for Right Now

Mississippi’s Jimbo Mathus reconnects with his buddy Andrew Bird to make Southern sounds with soul

Good dog

How a Steadfast Pup Helped an Author Find His Voice

A budding Mississippi writer learns a lot from his Lab mix