W.C. Handy (Photo credit: Biography.com) The story and origins of the blues are almost mythical in nature. With no agreed-upon “home,” the claim to...

The Music of the South Conference will be held today and tomorrow and will give attendants the opportunity to participate in talks centered around the music of the American South. Musicians, scholars and other active participants in the modern music world will gather today and tomorrow on The University of Mississippi campus and around Oxford for the 2013 Music of the...

Baby boomers and Generation X so often express hatred for Generation Y, or millennials, that it’s a cliché. We get it: You think we’re lazy, ADD and socially inept. Sure, I guess I can agree. I actually can’t deny that my generation is full of neurotic, overly medicated, unemployed video gamers. But aren’t the baby boomers and old Gen Xers our parents? You raised...

Yesterday morning, a gunman went on a chaotic shooting spree in Southern California, killing four people, including himself, and injuring two. How many of you know about this shooting? As I was perusing my daily news sources, it struck me by how casual the news story seemed, shoved between a beer brewery story and a piece about a British man dying from a SARS-like virus....

In the past week, I’ve read news stories about Heidi Klum insuring her legs for millions of dollars, Rihanna not wearing makeup in her new video, Angelina Jolie’s kid’s acting career and how Kate Upton finds Antarctica’s weather to be not bikini-friendly. OK, great. There are two issues here I need to address. First, that these are actual news stories in our media...

Apparently gay marriage is still an issue. Maybe I’m being obtuse, but I don’t see the problem with it. My main question is, does this affect you in any way? Does the gayness of one individual impede on the liberty of another? Unless being gay means exclusively violating the rights of others, which it doesn’t, then I’m at a loss as to why anyone would have an issue...

Last Sunday night millions of people were watching the Super Bowl. My professor gave me an assignment to watch it and write down my favorite commercial. This was the first time I had ever watched the Super Bowl. At first, I just paid attention to the commercials because of the assignment. I didn’t totally understand the rules of football. so it was hard to engage in...

Ladies, let us think back to the last time a boy we didn’t know asked for our number and then politely called, or complimented our outfit or bought us a drink. What about the last time even a familiar acquaintance did that? Think hard about the last time it happened, if it’s ever happened, and then think about how many times it’s happened overall in the span of your...

  NEW ORLEANS — Ole Miss surpassed its win total from last season and bounced back from the previous week’s 66-31 loss to Texas with a 39-0 win against Tulane in New Orleans this past Saturday.    “Any time you shut somebody out at the Division I level — everyone has got some playmakers — you’ve had a good afternoon,”...

Coming off a disappointing 66-31 loss to Texas this past week, Ole Miss bounced back in a big way in a 39-0 win against Tulane in New Orleans on Saturday, the Rebels’ first shutout since a 45-0 win against Mississippi State in 2008. Ole Miss out-gained Tulane 450-159, including 304-14 on the ground. The Rebels were 10-of-16 on third-down conversions, while Tulane was...