On Oct. 24, athletics director Ross Bjork named Brett Frank as the acting head coach of the Ole Miss Lady Rebel basketball program for the 2012-13 season. Just a day later, Frank was with Andy Kennedy in Hoover, Ala., at SEC media days.   While at SEC media days, Frank said something about his team that caught the attention of many people, who felt the Lady...

I was unaware that Greenville, Miss., is the “Hot Tamale Capital of the World,” but all of Camp Looking Glass found this out last Saturday afternoon when we attended the town’s Hot Tamale Festival. At Camp Looking Glass, each counselor is paired with a camper at functions. Mine is Antoine, a familiar face for a lot of people in this part of the Delta....

New York prog-rockers Coheed and Cambria can be a tough sell.  They combine a plethora of different styles, with influences ranging from Rush to Iron Maiden to The Band.  All they’re albums are concept albums, based on an epic science fiction story conjured up by lead vocalist/guitarist Claudio Sanchez.  Sometimes their music is a bit out there.   All...

  American country music artist Dierks Bentley performs on the Grove stage Wednesday, Aug. 22. The Cadillac Black opens for Bentley. Photos by Austin McAfee/The Daily Mississippian. ...

The upcoming Water Valley Art Crawl is not only a great opportunity for entertaining locals and attracting tourists, but it also provides artists the opportunity to work together. Ole Miss alumnae Allie Hendee and Jerika Broussard and art show curator Andi Bedsworth met at The University of Mississippi Art Department. The three artists will reunite this weekend. “I met...

As part of the birthplace of the blues, the third annual Oxford blues Fest will be held throughout Oxford this weekend. Darryl Parker founded the festival on the tagline “just a reason to celebrate” and believes Oxford needed something extra to happen in the midst of a college-town summer. As the students leave for the summer, so do the majority of Oxford...

A lot of people, myself included, scoffed at the idea of rebooting the Spider-Man franchise so quickly. After all, it’s only been five years since “Spider-Man 3,” and even though that movie was 50 shades of awful, it still made a boatload of money and all signs pointed toward a fourth film. For whatever reason, that never happened and now we’ve...

  So, let’s get some personal biases out of the way. Things I like: ‘80s hair metal, movies about music and bands, Julianne Hough when she isn’t speaking. Things I don’t like: jukebox musicals, pretentiousness, Julianne Hough when she is speaking. Things I used to like but stopped liking once they became insane: Tom Cruise. With that out of...

An open letter to Henry’s friends:   Or maybe you’re not Henry’s friends. Friends would’ve sent Henry home, or at least shut him up, on Saturday night, when he shouted “nigger” off the bridge near the Ford Center at some people below. Instead, you all said, “Henry!” and stifled laughs. Meaning, of course, that if others...

Last week I drew from Benedict Anderson to introduce the notion of a national imaginary — those ideas and ideals that help link us to a national community from which we are otherwise separated by space and experience. Last week I discussed football; this week I’ll consider music and celebrity culture.   You might ask why I’m not talking about movies...