It has been an incredible journey for our little homegrown newspaper, but the 7th edition of the LBM Dispatch, Georgia, will be our last. From upstate New York to Silicon Valley, we crisscrossed the country collecting a compendium of American faces, voices, and places. “The Dispatch reported the news the way a paper would if Sherwood Anderson were the owner, Raymond Carver the copy chief and Emily Dickinson the sports editor,” wrote the New York Times, ” a vision of 21st-century life deeply strange and strangely deep.”
No place in our journeys showed greater depth than Georgia. Over two sweltering, bug-swarming weeks in July, the LBM Dispatch covered 2,400 miles in Georgia, exploring the State’s diverse landscapes, histories, and narratives that were alternately harrowing and inspiring. From the Civil War to the last beleaguered Gullah Geechee community on Sapelo Island, the result is a sort of see-sawing time-lapse portrait of a region that continues to straddle the past and the present, and that seems to exist in a state of conflicted nostalgia and perpetual reconstruction.
Shipping now: $18 (please note that all other editions have sold out and we don’t expect Georgia to last long). More info HERE
The special edition of Georgia will be shipping in 2015. $350. More info HERE