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Mannequins are seen on a balcony at a house in Oxford, Miss., Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013.(DM Photo/Cady Herring) Have you noticed the two mannequins quaintly perching on the balcony of a magnificent Victorian house on University Avenue? There is a history behind one of Oxford’s cherished traditions curated...

Katie Williamson | The Daily MississippianRobert Khayat signs his book at Off Square Books in Oxford, Miss. on Tuesday. Dr. Robert Khayat, former chancellor...

Mississippi doctors R. Scott Anderson and Lucius M. “Luke” Lampton recently released their independent literary journal entitled China Grove on Aug....

Author Denis Johnson (left) with Ole Miss professor and screenwriter Chris Offutt Are you a fan of HBO’s hit show “True Blood,” with its sex-fueled...

When Johnny McPhail walked into the coffee shop where we met, nearly every person he passed greeted him.  His 6-foot-4 stature seemed to radiate a friendliness...

John currence signing his book for a fan during a book signing in oxford Oct. 1.Photo by Dexavier Sturdevant | The Daily Mississippian Chef John Currence,...

The waitress at Bottletree Bakery has no idea that the man to whom she’s serving a bagel and coffee is arguably one of the most successful men in the...

The 8th annual one Night Stand will be hosted Saturday.Photo by Courtesy Erin Abbott This Saturday, Amelia Presents and the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council...

Get excited, y’all. The king and queen of contemporary Southern literature have combined forces to bestow upon us a novel so intoxicating and radiant...

  “One goal is to develop a capacity to drink bourbon.” Megan Abbott’s response when asked about adjusting to life in the South shows her awareness...