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Gardens

Eudora Welty’s Mother-Daughter Garden

Eudora and her mother, Chestina, designed a mystical place with camellias, flowering arbors, and peaceful “rooms”

Our Kind of Place

A Mississippi General Store Endures

The Simmons-Wright Company stocks 133 years of tradition

Arts & Culture

A Photo Exhibit Decades in the Making

Mississippi History, a collection of color portraits, goes on display

Arts & Culture

Weekend Agenda: Celebrating a Delta Delicacy

A weekend dedicated to the tamale and its best accompaniments: booze, blues, and books

Arts & Culture

Must-See Fall TV Shows with a Southern Twist

Three fall debuts that use Southern settings to enhance the storytelling.

Travel

A King-Size Elvis Presley Travel Guide

Whether you have a closet full of gold lamé jumpsuits or just can’t help belting out the lyrics to “Jailhouse Rock” in your car, you’ll find friends at any one of these Elvis happenings

Books

Rising Above

National Book Award finalist Brad Watson’s new novel is a testament to the power of the spirit

Travel

Southern Road Trip: Memphis to Muscle Shoals

Southern music history comes alive on the path between Memphis and Muscle Shoals

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Travel

Dispatch From the Road: Memphis to Mississippi

A road trip through the heart of Southern music

Sporting

On Being a Turkey

Deep in the Mississippi woods, a hunter reflects on the joys — and pain — of chasing gobblers

The Southern Agenda

Hot Tickets: Five Plays You Have to See

This spring, the South takes center stage in five new plays and revivals

Books

Delta Detour and More

A British transplant ventures deep into the heart of Mississippi

In Memoriam

Remembering B. B. King

Remembering the passion and the prowess of the late B. B. King

Arts & Culture

The World’s Largest Man

Growing up with a larger-than-life father

Travel

Small-Town Escapes: Water Valley, MS

A historic railroad town with a strong artsy streak

Collections

Cutting-Edge Art

Preston Gough’s collection of pedigreed knives is a study in Southern craftsmanship

Our Kind of Place

Inspiration Point: Horn Island

A half century after the artist Walter Anderson’s death, his barrier island muse is as captivating as ever

Conservation

The Trouble With Asian Carp

A modest proposal for the invasive species spreading through the Mississippi River basin

Fork in the Road

A True Hole in the Wall

Oxford Canteen steps outside the dining-room box

Our Kind of Place

The Magic of Square Books

A writer’s ode to a storied little Mississippi bookstore