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Arts & Culture

In Celebration of the Front Porch

An annual gathering highlights the South’s storied spot for conversation

Food & Drink

Southern Foodways Alliance Celebrates a Milestone

The group’s annual symposium enables food sharing and story swapping for the 20th time

Arts & Culture

Seeing Tintypes in a New Light

How a Mississippi native pays tribute to a nineteenth-century photographic process 

Arts & Culture

Art in Residence

A beloved shop sets down new roots in one of our favorite small-town escapes—Water Valley, Mississippi

Our Kind of Place

Home Rum: Kings Tavern

Food and drink pair perfectly in a downtown Natchez outpost

End of the Line

End of the Line: Wheel of Life

The inspiring spirit of the Mad Potter of Biloxi

Why We Love the Gulf

Everybody Has A Comeback Story

An annual father-daughter poker trip to a Biloxi casino captures what it means to be down but not out

Drinks

Peach Infused Rum Cocktail (a.k.a. Bob from Carskadon)

Named after a bar regular who has a strong inclination toward rum, the key to this cocktail is the peach-infused liquor

Celebrate the South

Author Frances Mayes’s Ode to Eudora Welty

Saluting a Southern Lady of Letters

Celebrate the South

Taste the Delta of Old at Lusco’s

Author Wright Thompson on the magic of traveling to a Mississippi institution

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