If you only read the first 66 pages of Colson Whitehead’s National Book Award-winning novel “The Underground Railroad,” you might think it was a traditional, if gut-wrenching, portrait of slave life on a Georgia cotton plantation.
For most people, losing one’s job during the “Great Recession” would have been a tragic occurrence. ButImbolo Mbue used it to her advantage. She began writing what would eventually become the critically acclaimed novel “Behold the Dreamers.”
Lydia Millet is an author who’s never shied away from going wherever inspiration takes her. In previous works, she included characters ranging from time-traveling physicists to a cannibal toddler to literal mermaids.
On New Year’s Day, I’ll be packing up my car and moving out of Savannah after nearly 15 years. For the past three of those, I’ve been truly fortunate to get to share my experiences in Savannah’s bar scene.
The Civil War is hardly an unfamiliar topic, especially in a place like Savannah, where the city’s very survival is one of the most famous parts of the war’s lore. But for Ralph Peters, the Civil War is still full of untapped potential for new stories.
In 2012, Virgil Kaine started crafting its ginger-infused bourbon in Charleston, S.C. A sweet, hearty whiskey, it quickly found a place in cocktail recipes, and several Savannah establishments now stock it behind the bar.
Theater fans should be excited by the latest project from local actors Marshall Frey and Vanessa Stipkovits. They’re finding time in their busy performing schedules to put on an evening of one-act comedies at Muse Arts Warehouse.
From the first note you hear Lucette sing, you know you’re in for a history lesson. She channels the heyday of country music with every phrase, every word, every syllable. It’s real country music — no artificial twang and not one mention of a pickup truck.
It’s not hard to see Damon and the Sh!tkickers live in Savannah. They offer up their local brand of outlaw country regularly at The Jinx, and seem to end up somewhere on the weekly soundboard more often than not.
Literary journalist Michael Dirda is almost as well-traveled as he is well-read, but his Savannah Book Fest appearance marks his first visit to our city. Like many visitors, though, his first impression came long ago from “The Book.”
The late comedian Mitch Hedberg once observed that a severed foot is the ultimate stocking stuffer. A liquor bottle works pretty well, too — perfect for the grown-ups on Santa’s “nice” list, and probably a few naughty ones.