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Travel

Weekends

Falling for Martha’s Vineyard

On the island she calls her second home, writer Jessica B. Harris escapes the Southern heat


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

S is for Southern

A Brief Guide to Southernisms

The first rule: Include canines

Outdoors

When Jellyfish Attack

Warm water expands their range and brings them closer to shore. If you get stung, should you ask a friend to… well, you know?

Books

The Southern Amelia Earhart

A new book reveals a forgotten chapter of Southern history: Alabama’s “Fly Girl,” Ruth Elder

Arts & Culture

What’s Next for Po’ Monkey’s Lounge

A legendary Mississippi juke joint goes up for auction

Music

9 Slideshow

Music

The Best Albums of 2018—So Far

From the well-known artists you’ve been spinning nonstop to the newcomers that deserve a listen, get acquainted with nine of our favorite Southern albums we’ve heard this year



Sporting Life

Outdoors

Force of Nature: How Dr. Drew Lanham Is Changing Birding

The South Carolina ornithologist’s enthusiasm has brought the pursuit—and its connections to history and race—to a new audience