Roy Blount Jr


Humidity: The South’s Summertime Blanket

Roy Blount, Jr. on why the South just wouldn’t be the same without sweat

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A Gusty Proposal

Whipping up some enthusiasm for one of life’s elemental pleasures

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Food for Thought

Finding wisdom on the walls… and in the sides

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Should You?

Thoughts on a slippery principle

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Fightin’ Words

Making a fuss about Faulkner and college football

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Garden Wars

Roy Blount, Jr. on tussling with a nasty vine… and losing

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Flying’s Bad Rap

Making tunes and new friends in the sky

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Raising Cane

Finding answers in a sweet syrup

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Mardi Gras for Adults

A stately defense of a much-maligned holiday

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A Pot of Goodness

Ruminating on the many virtues of black-eyed peas

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End of the Line: Dirty Money?

A few good reasons why cash is still king

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Traveling Salesman

The not-so-glamorous life of an author on the road

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Courtyard Reporter

Seeking solace — and inspiration — behind the house

Arts & Culture

Blount About Food

Roy Blount, Jr. shares a collection of essays, songs, poems, and odes to the food he loves and loathes

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Growing Pains

On tangling with facial hair

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Food Fights

Standing up for Southern food––and rutabagas

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How a Cheese Spreads

It’s official: Pimento has hit it big

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A Lack of Scents

Living in a world without smells

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Killing the Buzz

Why we need a world full of bees

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Mullet Tales

An appreciation of an under-appreciated fish