Michelle Richmond ponders the strange controversy of the Southern writer Brad Vice, whose debut book was greeted first with acclaim and then with defamation. Kevin Conley profiles a wacky Cajun stuntman who handles alligators and explosions as easily as he handles criminals and car chases.
Reporter John Williams reveals the inner workings of American politics by way of one independent gubernatorial candidate who put his idealism to the test against the Arkansas party machines.
Other writers in the issue include Ginny Johnson, Jack Pendarvis, Kevin Brockmeier, Jill McCorkle and many others. Go to the OA Web site for more information.