Arts & Entertainment

SEVERE WEATHER

Pulled from the Flood

After devastating waters wrecked novelist Silas House’s Eastern Kentucky homeland last week, he worked alongside the helpers—those who refuse to let the voices of Appalachia go under.


Arts & Culture

The Southern History of the Art-o-mat

Twenty-five years later, a North Carolina artist is still filling machines around the world

Arts & Culture

Move Over Hamilton. Nashville’s Marcus Hummon Brings Frederick Douglass to the Stage

See the new musical about the American icon at Washington, D.C.’s Arena Stage

Arts & Culture

Meet the American Giant Mosquito

Yes, it’s a thing. And you’ll probably know when it’s coming at you

Arts & Culture

Baskets of Beauty

A young Kentucky designer puts a fresh twist on basketry

Ask G&G

Ask G&G: Pound Cake Advice and the Okra Test

Baking secrets, okra wars, and meat-and-threes

Arts & Culture

Painterly Inspiration for Where the Crawdads Sing

How the late Charleston artist Alice Ravenel Huger Smith’s works helped set the scene in the new film

In Memoriam

Remembering Carleton Varney, a Stylish American Original

The interior designer made his buoyant mark in spaces across the South, from the Greenbrier resort to presidential homes

SEVERE WEATHER

Pulled from the Flood

After devastating waters wrecked novelist Silas House’s Eastern Kentucky homeland last week, he worked alongside the helpers—those who refuse to let the voices of Appalachia go under.

Arts & Culture

 Create a Beautiful Flower Arrangement, from Your Own Backyard

Foraged blackberries and other wild things shine in this how-to from Atlanta floral designer Shean Strong

Arts & Culture

A Legendary Bladesmith and the Story Behind His Knives

Jerry Fisk has made just about every type of knife imaginable. Now, along with passing down the skills that have made him a living legend, he’s determined to uncover the true story behind the South’s most famous blade

Arts & Culture

In Praise of Forest Whitaker

How the Texas-born actor shaped a career that reached a crescendo this year with one of the world’s highest international film honors

Style

Custom Hats Created the Bygone Cowboy Way

Shorty Koger honors a lost art at her Oklahoma City hattery

Editor's Letter

Restoring an Heirloom Dutch Oven

Knocking the rust off salvaged cast-iron

Arts & Culture

Steve Keene’s Art for All

How one of most prolific American painters got his start in Charlottesville, Virginia

End of the Line

When Life Hands Roy Blount Jr. Abe Lemons

Remembering a “Southern” original

Arts & Culture

How the Summer Camp Doctor Earned His Stripe

A pediatric neurosurgeon might have been a tad out of his element treating bugbites and wrapping sprained ankles. Turns out, summer camp duty was just the salve he needed

Arts & Culture

The Fight to Save Margaret’s Grocery

How a Mississippi photographer plans to resurrect the famed Mississippi folk art site

Arts & Culture

Small Towns with Big Art Scenes in the South

Tiny Southern towns host travel-worthy festivals and support growing arts communities

Country Accent

Vivian Howard’s Travel Advisory

Nothing frenzies and frazzles like going on vacation

Our Kind of Place

Fannie Flagg Sets the Stage

The author of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe found her voice thanks to one little Birmingham theater

Arts & Culture

Delivering ‘Deliverance’

An oral history of one of the most unforgettable Southern movies of all time