This Week’s Various

Longhorns. Cullman Co AL
Cullman County, Alabama longhorns.
Super-short various this week for whatever reason. xoxo!

Lowland Kids: Growing up on a Disappearing Island about Isle de Jean Charles in Louisiana showed at this year’s SXSW and can be viewed in its entirety here. From the HuffPo piece:

As a result of rising sea levels, coastal erosion and hurricanes, Isle de Jean Charles is starting to disappear. Since 1955, the 22,000-acre island has lost roughly 98% of its land, and the future looks bleak. Some estimates predict it will be fully submerged under water in five to 25 years. It’s why the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has approved a $48 million federal grant ― the first of its kind ― to relocate the community, primarily Native Americans, to higher ground by 2024. As part of the voluntary resettlement project, Louisiana is developing a new area about 40 miles northwest of the island on some 515 acres of land.


On view in Times Square, Kehinde Wiley’s 27′-tall bronze ‘Rumors of War’ in the CSA-general-atop-warhorse genre (except this time, not) has been acquired by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond. It’s slated to be installed permanently at the VMFA on December 10. The piece was purchased via Sean Kelly Gallery in NY. From the press release:

Sean Kelly states, “Kehinde’s work has always sought to address the historical imbalance of the representation and depiction of the black body in art historical and cultural contexts. Rumors of War extends that investigation into the sculptural realm with his largest three-dimensional work to date. The work deals head-on with the history of racially divisive and provocative Confederate monuments which venerate the American Civil War.”


How Three Guys from Houston are Cooking up a Revolution in Texas Barbecue by Brett Martin at Smithsonian:

“We don’t want to be a novelty.” They have added their distinctively Asian items slowly. A sensational Vietnamese banh mi—stuffed with pickled vegetables, chicken liver pâté and Hoang’s smoked turkey breast. That loamy, tingling Thai green curry boudin, which is a profound tribute to both Southeast Asia and Cajun Country. A frequent special of fried rice made with leftover nuggets of smoky brisket. “It’s not really Chinese. It’s not Vietnamese. It’s just fried rice,” says Robin.


Jack Daniels Tennessee Apple is a thing.


Love: at the NYT, At Tennessee Titans Games, the Fiercest Tailgaters are Kurds. Nashville’s big Kurdish community has fallen hard for football, and parking-lot feasts that feature biryani but no alcohol.

“There is a misconception that just because we come from a different background, we can’t like the same things other Americans like,” Ms. Kucher added. “But I’ve been in America for so long. It’s hard not to adapt to the culture. Football is a big part of American culture.”


It has been announced that the new 183528 sqft Kinder Building at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston will open Fall 2020.


Popular Photography with William Christenberry, an unlikely icon of Southern photography and the Ogden exhibit going on now