Amanda Heckert

Amanda Heckert is a deputy editor at Garden & Gun. A native of Inman, South Carolina, she previously served as the editor in chief of Indianapolis Monthly and as a senior editor at Atlanta magazine. She lives in Charleston with her husband, Justin, and their dog, Cooper.

Arts & Culture

Six Southern-inflected podcasts, documentaries, and dramas to watch


A Steel Magnolias–themed cocktail for all the Shelbys out there—and Clairees, Truvys, Ouisers, Annelles, and M’Lynns

Food & Drink

The author of the new cookbook Gâteau makes the delicious case

Champions of Conservation

Along Louisiana’s “Cancer Alley,” longtime resident Gail LeBoeuf and her friends prove getting involved can make a difference


The Charleston designer’s new women’s wear line embraces effortless cool

Arts & Entertainment

From “Felony Melanie” to June Carter Cash, the Oscar winner’s performances endure with humor, heart, and a heap of natural Nashville-nurtured talent

Food & Drink

An ode to the Southern Thanksgiving staple and the family recipes that endure

Arts & Culture

Based on a book by the culinary historian Jessica B. Harris, the new Netflix series celebrates the influence of African American culture and ingenuity on the country’s cuisine

Arts & Culture

The longtime CNN news anchor and Atlanta native bids goodbye to her news job and hello to her new book, Huddle

Food & Drink

Baltimore’s sweet summer tradition goes back more than a century

10 Slideshow

Arts & Culture

The culinary historian Jessica B. Harris shares her stunning vintage postcard collection in a new book

Southern Focus

The art of being Elvis


ESPN senior researcher Chris “The Bear” Fallica shares a few historical trends to keep in mind before this year’s Run for the Roses

Everything you need to know to master the Run for the Roses

Food & Drink

New Orleans insiders reveal what’s really on their tables—and bars—during Carnival

12 Slideshow

Arts & Culture

Austin, Texas, photographer and entrepreneur Jay B. Sauceda shares glimpses of his home state


A Bloody Bull is an even richer spin on a Bloody Mary. Make it batch-style, like one G&G writer’s family, and prepare to bowl over your party guests

Arts & Culture

The chef, author, and television star reveals her favorite episodes—and previews her new show to come

Southern Women

How the Greenville, South Carolina artist found her purpose in a paintbrush

Arts & Culture

Notables such as Emmylou Harris and Ethan Hawke hop in the back of Elvis Presley’s Rolls-Royce to muse on the rocker and America in a new documentary