Elodie Pritchartt


Jimmy “Duck” Holmes performing at new Natchez music venue, Smoot’s Grocery. Photos by Nathanael Gassett

Bringing the blues back to Natchez Read more

Visual & Performing Arts

A debut on the world heritage stage Read more


I wrote this story years ago when I was living in Los Angeles. I’d taken a four-day writing seminar at UCLA. I’ve always wanted to write fiction and thought a class might be just the ticket to get me started. My instructor was Tod Goldberg ... Read more



Photo by Walt Grayson.

When Courtland Smith returned from battle after the War of 1812, he was a changed man — disfigured, and embarrassed. So instead of living in town, he chose to live in relative isolation near the Kingston Community south of Natchez. Read more

People & Places

With a name like that you know this place is gonna be interesting. With a shaved head and a few well-placed piercings, Rick Simons looked as though he’d be more at home in a heavy metal band than a kitchen. I love being proved wrong. Read more


A crumbing mansion searches for salvation. Read more