Aaron Henry: The Fire Ever Burning

Abraham Polonsky: Interviews

Accidental Ambassador Gordo: The Comic Strip Art of Gus Arriola

Agnès Varda: Interviews

Alexander Payne: Interviews

Alice Faye: A Life Beyond the Silver Screen

Alison Bechdel: Conversations

American Cyclone: Theodore Roosevelt and His 1900 Whistle-Stop Campaign

American Masters of the Mississippi Gulf Coast: George Ohr, Dusti Bongé, Walter Anderson, Richmond Barthé

American Musicians II: Seventy-one Portraits in Jazz

American Singers: Twenty-seven Portraits in Song

And One Was a Priest: The Life and Times of Duncan M. Gray Jr.

Ang Lee : Interviews

Anne McCaffrey: A Life with Dragons

The Architecture of William Nichols: Building the Antebellum South in North Carolina, Alabama, and Mississippi

The Artful Evolution of Hal & Mal's

The Artist's Sketch: A Biography of Painter Kate Freeman Clark

Autobiography of a Female Slave

Backseat Quarterback

Bad Boy of Gospel Music: The Calvin Newton Story

Barbara Kopple : Interviews

Barbara Stanwyck: The Miracle Woman

Barthé: A Life in Sculpture

Baz Luhrmann: Interviews

Ben Katchor: Conversations

Bertrand Tavernier: Interviews

Big Jim Eastland: The Godfather of Mississippi

Black Diva Of The Thirties: The Life of Ruby Elzy

Blake Edwards: Interviews

The Blue Sky Boys

Blues Mandolin Man: The Life and Music of Yank Rachell

Bret Harte: Prince and Pauper

Brian De Palma's Split-Screen: A Life in Film

Bright Fields: The Mastery of Marie Hull

Brother to a Dragonfly

Brother-Souls: John Clellon Holmes, Jack Kerouac, and the Beat Generation

A Cajun Girl's Sharecropping Years

Can't Stand Still: Taylor Gordon and the Harlem Renaissance

Carl Barks and the Disney Comic Book: Unmasking the Myth of Modernity

Carroll Cloar: In His Studio

Charley Patton: Voice of the Mississippi Delta

Chester Brown: Conversations

Chris Ware: Conversations

Civil War Leadership and Mexican War Experience

Clarence John Laughlin: Prophet without Honor

Claudette Colbert: She Walked in Beauty

Clint Eastwood: Interviews, Revised And Updated

The Comics of Julie Doucet and Gabrielle Bell: A Place inside Yourself

Confessions of an Undercover Agent: Adventures, Close Calls, and the Toll of a Double Life

Conversations with Allen Ginsberg

Conversations with Andre Dubus

Conversations with Barry Hannah

Conversations with Colson Whitehead

Conversations with Colum McCann

Conversations with Edmund White

Conversations with Edna O'Brien

Conversations with Edwidge Danticat

Conversations with Gary Snyder

Conversations with Gish Jen

Conversations with Gordon Lish

Conversations with Greil Marcus

Conversations with James Salter

Conversations With Jay Parini

Conversations with Jerome Charyn

Conversations with Jim Harrison, Revised and Updated

Conversations with Joan Didion

Conversations with John A. Williams

Conversations With Ken Kesey

Conversations with Madeleine L'Engle

Conversations with Maurice Sendak

Conversations with Neil Gaiman

Conversations with Paul Auster

Conversations with Paule Marshall

Conversations with Percival Everett

Conversations with Robert Stone

Conversations with Ron Rash

Conversations with Stanley Kunitz

Conversations with Sterling Plumpp

Conversations with Steve Martin

Conversations with Tim Gautreaux

Conversations with Tim O'Brien

Conversations with Toni Cade Bambara

Conversations with Vladimir Nabokov

Conversations With W. S. Merwin

Conversations with Will D. Campbell

Conversations with William Gibson

Creating the Jazz Solo: Louis Armstrong and Barbershop Harmony

Creole Trombone: Kid Ory and the Early Years of Jazz

Crockett Johnson and Ruth Krauss: How an unlikely couple Found Love, Dodged the FBI, and transformed children's Literature

Crooked River City: The Musical Life of Nashville's William Pursell

Crooked Snake: The Life and Crimes of Albert Lepard

Cups Up: How I Organized a Klavern, Plotted a Coup, Survived Prison, Graduated College, Fought Polluters, and Started a Business

D. A. Pennebaker: Interviews

Daisy Bates: Civil Rights Crusader from Arkansas

Dan Duryea: Heel with a Heart

A Daring Life: A Biography of Eudora Welty

Dave Sim: Conversations

David Fincher: Interviews

David O. Russell: Interviews

Death in the Delta: Uncovering a Mississippi Family Secret

Deep South Dispatch: Memoir of a Civil Rights Journalist

Delta Rainbow: The Irrepressible Betty Bobo Pearson

Dennis Hopper: Interviews

Dick Waterman: A Life in Blues

Douglas Fairbanks and the American Century

DuBose Heyward: A Charleston Gentleman and the World of Porgy and Bess

Earl Hooker, Blues Master

Ed Brubaker: Conversations

Eleanor Cameron: Dimensions of Amazement

Elvis and Gladys

The Enchanted Quest of Dana and Ginger Lamb

Eric Rohmer: Interviews

Ernest J. Gaines: Conversations

Escape from Archangel: An American Merchant Seaman at War

Eyes of an Eagle: Jean-Pierre Cenac, Patriarch: An Illustrated History of Early Houma-Terrebonne

Fannye Cook: Mississippi's Pioneering Conservationist

Father of the Comic Strip: Rodolphe Töpffer

Faulkner: A Biography

Fear and What Follows: The Violent Education of a Christian Racist, a Memoir

The Films of Douglas Sirk: Exquisite Ironies and Magnificent Obsessions

Foreign Missions of an American Prosecutor: From Moscow to Morocco and Paris to the Persian Gulf

Forever Mame: The Life of Rosalind Russell

Fortune's Favorite Child: The Uneasy Life of Walter Anderson

Forty Acres and a Goat

Frank Capra: The Catastrophe of Success

Fred Schepisi: Interviews

Fred Zinnemann and the Cinema of Resistance

A Girl's Got To Breathe: The Life of Teresa Wright

Godfather of the Music Business: Morris Levy

The Gorilla Man and the Empress of Steak: A New Orleans Family Memoir

Hank Williams, So Lonesome

Happy Clouds, Happy Trees: The Bob Ross Phenomenon

Harmony Korine: Interviews

Hazel Brannon Smith: The Female Crusading Scalawag

Hollywood Enigma: Dana Andrews

Hollywood Madonna: Loretta Young

The House at the End of the Road: The Story of Three Generations of an Interracial Family in the American South

Howard Chaykin: Conversations

Huey P. Newton: The Radical Theorist

Inventing George Whitefield: Race, Revivalism, and the Making of a Religious Icon

I'm Just Dead, I'm Not Gone

J. J. Abrams: Interviews

Jafar Panahi: Interviews

James K. Humphrey and the Sabbath-Day Adventists

James Meredith and the Ole Miss Riot: A Soldier's Story

James Z. George: Mississippi's Great Commoner

Jazz and Death: Medical Profiles of Jazz Greats

The Jazz Pilgrimage of Gerald Wilson

Jim Shooter: Conversations

Jimmie Rodgers: The Life and Times of America's Blue Yodeler

Joe T. Patterson and the White South's Dilemma: Evolving Resistance to Black Advancement

John Cassavetes: Interviews

Joseph E. Davis: Pioneer Patriarch

Katherine Anne Porter: The Life of an Artist

Kathryn Bigelow: Interviews

Kewpies and Beyond: The World of Rose O'Neill

Krzysztof Kiesślowski: Interviews

Ladies of Soul

Larry Brown: A Writer's Life

Larry Hama: Conversations

The Last Lawyer: The Fight to Save Death Row Inmates

Last Man Standing: Mort Sahl and the Birth of Modern Comedy

Leander Perez: Boss of the Delta

Lew Ayres: Hollywood's Conscientious Objector

The Life and Times of Ward Kimball: Maverick of Disney Animation

The Life of Dick Haymes: No More Little White Lies

Living in Mississippi: The Life and Times of Evans Harrington

Lois Weber: Interviews

Lonesome Melodies: The Lives and Music of the Stanley Brothers

Lucky Dogs: From Bourbon Street to Beijing and Beyond

Lynda Barry: Girlhood through the Looking Glass

Madeline Kahn: Being the Music, A Life

Margarethe von Trotta: Interviews

Marilyn Monroe: A Life of the Actress, Revised and Updated

Mario Lanza: Singing to the Gods

Martin Scorsese: Interviews, Revised and Updated

Mary Wickes: I Know I've Seen That Face Before

Mayor Crump Don't Like It: Machine Politics in Memphis

Mayor Victor H. Schiro: New Orleans in Transition, 1961-1970

The Melody Man: Joe Davis and the New York Music Scene, 1916-1978

Michael Allred: Conversations

Mississippi Entrepreneurs

Mississippi John Hurt: His Life, His Times, His Blues

My Friend Tom: The Poet-Playwright Tennessee Williams

My Triumph over Prejudice: A Memoir

Myself and the World: A Biography of William Faulkner

Neil Jordan: Interviews

Nitty Gritty: A White Editor in Black Journalism

On Sunset Boulevard: The Life and Times of Billy Wilder

On William Faulkner

On William Hollingsworth, Jr.

Once in a Lifetime : Reflections of a Mississippi First Lady

The Other Carl Sandburg

The Paintings and Drawings of Clarence Major

Paul Verhoeven: Interviews

Peter Bagge: Conversations

Peter Bogdanovich: Interviews

Peter Kuper: Conversations


The President's Ladies: Jane Wyman and Nancy Davis

Prophet Singer
The Voice and Vision of Woody Guthrie

Quincy Jones: His Life in Music

Raymond Pace Alexander: A New Negro Lawyer Fights for Civil Rights in Philadelphia

A Real American Character: The Life of Walter Brennan

Remembering Reet and Shine: Two Black Men, One Struggle

Return to Glory: Inside Tyrone Willingham's Amazing First Season at Notre Dame

Return to Guntown: Classic Trials of the Outlaws and Rogues of Faulkner Country

Robert G. Clark's Journey to the House: A Black Politician's Story

Rod Serling: His Life, Work, and Imagination

Russell Long: A Life in Politics

Sam Myers: The Blues Is My Story

Samuel M. Gore : Blessed with Tired Hands

Scoop: The Evolution of a Southern Reporter

Scotty And Elvis: Aboard the Mystery Train

The Search for Sam Goldwyn

Searching for John Ford

Searching for Red Eagle: A Personal Journey into the Spirit World of Native America

Selected Letters of Katherine Anne Porter: Chronicles of a Modern Woman

Seth: Conversations

The Several Lives of Chester Himes

She Could Be Chaplin!: The Comedic Brilliance of Alice Howell

Shelby Foote: A Writer's Life

Shelby Foote: Novelist and Historian

Showman: The Life and Music of Perry George Lowery

Sidelines Activist: Charles S. Johnson and the Struggle for Civil Rights

Sitting Pretty: The Life and Times of Clifton Webb

Soldier's Son

Songs Of Sorrow : Lucy McKim Garrison and "Slave Songs of the United States"

Sonny Montgomery: The Veteran's Champion

Soul of the Man: Bobby "Blue" Bland

Southern Belle


Stan Brakhage: Interviews

Stephen Sondheim and the Reinvention of the American Musical

Sterling Hayden's Wars

Steve Gerber: Conversations

Steven Soderbergh : Interviews, Revised and Updated

Steven Soderbergh: Interviews

Steven Spielberg: A Biography, Second Edition

Steven Spielberg: Interviews, Revised and Updated

Sundays Down South: A Pastor's Stories

Susan Sontag: The Making of an Icon, Revised and Updated

Teacher: Two Years in the Mississippi Delta

Teche: A History of Louisiana's Most Famous Bayou

Tell about Night Flowers: Eudora Welty's Gardening Letters, 1940-1949

Tennessee Williams and the South

That's Got 'Em!: The Life and Music of Wilbur C. Sweatman

Things like the Truth: Out of My Later Years

Thomas Jefferson on Wine

Three Years in Mississippi

Tim Hector: A Caribbean Radical's Story

Time of My Life: A Jazz Journey from London to New Orleans

Todd Haynes: Interviews

Transformed: A White Mississippi Pastor's Journey into Civil Rights and Beyond

Triumph of Good Will: How Terry Sanford Beat a Champion of Segregation and Reshaped the South

Troutmouth : The Two Careers of Hugh Clegg

Tupelo Man: The Life and Times of George McLean, a Most Peculiar Newspaper Publisher

Under Surge, Under Siege: The Odyssey of Bay St. Louis and Katrina

Van Johnson: MGM's Golden Boy

Voodoo Queen: The Spirited Lives of Marie Laveau

Walking on Air: The Aerial Adventures of Phoebe Omlie

Walt before Mickey: Disney's Early Years, 1919-1928

We End in Joy: Memoirs of a First Daughter

We Go Pogo: Walt Kelly, Politics, and American Satire

Welty: A Life in Literature

Werner Herzog: Interviews

Willie: The Life of Willie Morris

Win the Race or Die Trying: Uncle Earl's Last Hurrah

Winnie Lightner: Tomboy of the Talkies

Without Regard to Race: The Other Martin Robison Delany

Woke Me Up This Morning: Black Gospel Singers and the Gospel Life

Wong Kar-wai: Interviews

Woody Allen: Interviews

Woody Allen: Interviews, Revised and Updated

The World of Richard Wright

Zachary Scott: Hollywood's Sophisticated Cad


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Record-Setting High Water on the Mississippi | James F. Barnett Jr. Reflects on Current Flooding in the US

In light of the current floods submerging the Midwest and along the Mississippi River and scientists’ predictions that this is just the beginning, James F. Barnett Jr., author of Beyond Control: The Mississippi River’s New Channel to the Gulf of Mexico, a detailed chronicle of how the wild Mississippi will eventually deliver a cataclysm, shares his thoughts below. Viewed from the Natchez

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