Posts Tagged: destiny’s child

Southern Girl: Beyoncé, Badu, and Southern Black Womanhood


None of the imagery of Lemonade is foreign to those of us who grew up in the South or who have Southern roots.

billy lynn's long halftime walk, ben fountain

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, by Ben Fountain

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Anyone who aspires to write will find the story of Ben Fountain—and the story of how his first novel, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, came to be —both inspiring and heart-rending. Fountain began writing fiction at the age of thirty. He did not begin by dabbling, dangling pretty sentences together in the mornings before work or the hours after.