On September 10, Charles Dean Hood will receive a lethal injection. Perhaps. Four times before, the convicted murderer has had a date with the executioner only to have the criminal justice system grant him a reprieve—most recently (and most famously), twice in the space of a few hours on the night of June 17. Here, in missives to senior editor Michael Hall, he describes what it’s been like to live on death row—and to have your life spared when you thought the end had come.
September 1, 2008 | Feature
Forty years after the publication of John Graves’s Goodbye to a River, a keepsake volume of correspondencebetween the author and J. Frank Dobie, among others chronicles its journey from an idea for a magazine article to an instant literary classic.
November 1, 2000 | Feature