The Oxford American, not just one of the finest magazines about the American South but one of the best publications anywhere, has recently launched a new and improved website — boasting both a spiffy design and the content to back it up. The magazine’s current issue is “Best of the South 2009” and articles from that issues are online, but there’s also special online-only content, including interviews (with film critic Jonathan Rosenbaum and musician Chris Isaak, for example) and regular editor’s picks (“CDs We Love” is an eclectic mix). Additionally, the website has added the “OA Pulse,” which samples content from blogs throughout the region in the categories of literature, music, food, and film — and I’m proud to say that the blog here has recently been tapped for that section of the new site.
Check out the site — and then pick up the print edition too, whose highlights include new fiction by George Singleton, a article on cheese (!!!) by my favorite food writer, John T. Edge, and an essay by Wendy Brenner excerpted from the forthcoming anthology Love Is A Four-Letter Word: True Stories of Breakups, Bad Relationships, and Broken Hearts (the latter edited by Michael Taeckens, whom we hope to interview soon in this space).