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Inside our December/January Issue




Food & Drink


Travel

City Portrait

Believing in Baltimore

Maryland’s urban center has its share of complications, but dig beneath the headlines, and charm city has a way of winning you over


Arts & Culture

24 Slideshow

Books

The Best Books of 2018—So Far

We’re halfway through the year, but still just getting through our pile of great Southern reads. Make time for some—if not all two dozen—of these novels, cookbooks, and coffee table tomes before the second half of the year brings even more goodies for book lovers

Arts & Culture

In Memoriam: Fifteen Southerners Who Shaped the World

These extraordinary people left us in 2018—but not before leaving indelible marks on music, culture, sports, and more

End of the Line

Merry Joyeux Noël

A Southerner’s guide to Christmas in France

Ask G&G

When Should My Neighbors Have to Remove their Christmas Decorations?

Holiday dawdlers, clabber meals, and moonshine runners

Books

Natasha Trethewey’s Living Testament

The lauded poet’s new collection entwines the South’s history with her own

Music

8 Slideshow

Music

Seven New Christmas Albums for 2018

Southern musicians have always innovated with holiday songs—think “Pretty Paper” and “Hard Candy Christmas.” These new releases from artists like Rodney Crowell and Old 97’s mix time-honored favorites and future classics



Sporting Life

Southern Focus

Birds of a Feather

Photographer Bob Bayne captures a crowded Arkansas sky