Friday, June 29, 2007

Midnight, and afternoon, in the Garden of Good and Evil

Posted By on Fri, Jun 29, 2007 at 7:21 PM

The New York Times' Shaila Dewan, who, when not reporting on Atlanta, Georgia and the Deep South, calls Ormewood Park her home, today dashed off one of those charming, helpful "36 Hours in ..." reports, this time from Savannah.

(Who knew there was such a thing as the "Creative Coast"?)

Although native Southerners might take exception to the following line:

"You're in the heart of the gracious South, so embrace every cliché from the frilly to the Gothic, with some eccentric characters for good measure."

Hasn't encouraging people to embrace clichés about the South become a cliché unto itself?

In her defense, the famous line from Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil was indeed, "This place is like Gone With the Wind on mescaline! Everyone’s drunk and heavily armed. New York is boring. I’ll call you tomorrow.”

I digress. A fun report nonetheless ...

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