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Why We Love the Gulf

Five Great Gulf-Set Beach Reads

An author and historian shares his reading list for a trip to the Gulf Coast

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A Golfer’s Bucket List

One of the best stories you’ve never heard about Arnold Palmer

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Sixty Years of Southern Food

An interview with writer John T. Edge about his new book, The Potlikker Papers

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The Art of the Centerpiece

A closer look at contemporary floral design in a new book about farm-to-vase flowers

Arts & Culture

Diving Deep on the Gulf

A new book inspires an outdoor adventurer’s guide to “America’s Sea”—from Padre Island to Cedar Key

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Jimmy Buffett: A Pirate at 70

The musician’s buoyant new biography sings

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The Southern Cooks in the President’s Kitchen

Meet three hidden culinary figures who fed America’s First Families

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The Beauty of Sapelo Island

A new coffee table book shares both that far-reaching past and the island’s present-day beauty

Arts & Culture

Wunderkind of the Wild

A young Southern forager prepares for a different kind of hunting season

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Storm Warning: An Alabama Author’s Gulf Course

Clouds gather just beyond the horizon in these short stories set in the Yellowhammer State

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Rhythm and Rhyme

The unknown poems of Johnny Cash show the country star’s talent stretched beyond music

Arts & Culture

Willie Nelson’s Christmas Story

A heartwarming holiday tale about harmony, family, and second chances

Arts & Culture

A Comic’s Secret Southern Story

Before “The Far Side,” “Calvin and Hobbes,” or even Mickey Mouse, one cartoon stole the show

Arts & Culture

Fannie Flagg and 25 Years of ‘Fried Green Tomatoes’

We spoke with Flagg about the anniversary of the film and her latest book

Arts & Culture

The Mystery Books That Inspired ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’

Two Seckatary Hawkins books that guided Harper Lee toward her seminal work

Food & Drink

So Much The Butter

For a single-ingredient foodstuff, butter is a surprisingly nuanced subject

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Celebrating 500 Years of Beretta

A new book of photographs and essays tells the story of the family-owned Italian company’s passion for sporting tradition

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A Forgotten Southern Cookbook

Reviving lost Lowcountry recipes

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Cutting-Edge Cookbooks

A season’s worth of new kitchen companions serve up a gumbo of great Southern flavors

The Southern Agenda

Pat Conroy’s Literary Legacy

Three Southern authors reflect on their favorite books by the bard of the Lowcountry