Hunting is for girls

THORNTON, Miss. — Cadi Thompson saw the deer first, but she wanted to give her friend Amber the chance to kill it. It was a frozen winter dawn on the Thompson family farm and hunting property. The two nursing students were concealed in a box stand, a simple wooden structure with openings to shoot through.…

Namibian flying safari

The facilities are basic, the transport has seen better days and the bill is hefty. So what’s the big attraction of a safari by plane in Namibia? Swakopmund is a dusty windswept town on Namibia’s Skeleton Coast; its name means Shit Rivermouth. The airport departures terminal consists of two small concrete rooms with paint peeling…

delta crime report

A random assortment of crimes in the Mississippi Delta in the last week or so. In Clarksdale, the president of the school board was caught stealing three bottles of air freshener, and has been banned for life from Fred’s store. Dr. Roger Weiner, former candidate for mayor of Clarksdale, was stopped at a roadblock with…

“You are a fool here. I hope you learn this gently.” BBC Q&A

Name: Richard Grant Title/bio: Author, journalist, presenter of the BBC documentary American Nomads, and current documentarian of tribal life in Ethiopia Website: Richardgrant.us Born in: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Currently living in: Pluto, Mississippi 1. Where would you rather be right now? The Mississippi Delta, my newly adopted home, rather than this west London suburb where I grew up. 2. Famous person…