- 2017 Crossroads Film Festival: Lights, Camera, InactionFor its modest size, Mississippi has an illustrious history in its contribution to the arts. From authors Richard Wright and William Faulkner to musicians Elvis Presley, B.B. King and now hip-hop artists Rae Sremmurd, the state has long exported cultural ...
- Digital JXNJackson and Mississippi are synonymous with blues music and comeback sauce and authors such as Eudora Welty and Richard Wright. But sometime soon, Jackson could be known for its technology scene.
- Life in Code: Nader DabitThe Jackson Free Press recently talked to Nader Dabit on the phone about his experience in coding, the importance of data in education, and the coding scene in Mississippi and Jackson.
- Creating a SandboxOn March 31 and April 1, both Fondren and Mantle. will be bustling with more activity as Mantle. gears up for its first annual Sandbox Live, which is an event that will combine technology, film and music into one platform.
- Cruel & Unusual? The Death Penalty’s Trials in MississippiThe State of Mississippi is litigating legal challenges to the state's lethal-injection law directly. Mississippi last executed a prisoner in June 2012, Mississippi Department of Corrections records posted online show.
- Local and LuckyIf you haven't heard, the Hal's St. Paddy's Day Parade & Festival is this weekend. Here is your guide to what you can do before and after.
- Prep for the Long HaulSt. Paddy's Parade weekend is a marathon, not a sprint. As such, it's important to plan ahead and be prepared.
- What Do You Know About Being Green?It's time for the annual Hal's St. Paddy's Parade & Festival. To make sure you get where you want to be, when you want to be there, the Jackson Free Press wanted to provide a helpful guide for the day's ...
- A Sense of Urgency: Sen. John Horhn Pledges to Cure What Ails City HallSen. John Horhn may have been in the Mississippi Legislature for 24 years, but the Jackson man doesn't always get what he wants.
- Sweetness Fest Takes a Run Against ObesitySweetness Fest organizers hope that only one thing gets bigger in the event's fight against obesity: participation.
- Touch a Truck JacksonJunior League of Jackson will host its fourth annual Touch a Truck Jackson event on March 24 and 25 at Trustmark Park in Pearl.
- Still She RisesDirectors Rita Coburn Whack and Bob Hercules are bringing a new documentary to Mississippi screens: "Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise," which debuted at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival and took home the audience award for Best Feature at the ...
- Verge in the Wild Wild WestVerge is a new community-oriented art project that evolved from FIGMENT Jackson. The website for FIGMENT says the mission of the events, which happen in multiple cities across the United States, is to give free, family-friendly, participatory art events to ...
- The Facts About Immigration: A Former Border Czar Speaks ProPublica sat down to talk with Alan Bersin about the history, politics, rhetoric and reality surrounding the border issues that are driving a fierce national debate during the first weeks of the Trump administration.
- Murder in the City: Deep Causes, Harmful Biases, Unexpected Solutions to Gun ViolenceOn the night of Thursday, Feb. 9, a group of twenty-something Jacksonians were hanging out in Westwood Apartments at 3150 Robinson Road playing dominoes. Suddenly, several men walked in pointing guns and demanding their belongings.