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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

Vivian Howard Says Goodbye to A Chef’s Life

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

Southern Women

Meet Artist Dorothy Shain

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

Arts & Culture

Elvis Rides Again

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

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Sporting

The Next Generation of Derby Contenders

Adorable alert: These new Thoroughbred foals at a Lexington horse farm might be tomorrow’s Run for the Roses racers

Arts & Culture

The Tame Fox Folks Are Wild About

A fox with a memorable mug finds love in a Florida home

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Arts & Culture

Sally Mann’s Southern Vision

A new exhibit highlights the photographer’s relationship with the South

Arts & Culture

Holly Hunter’s Best Southern Roles

The Georgia native may not be up for an Oscar at this year’s Academy Awards, but few do the South better

Arts & Culture

Bob Ross’s Southern Story

Five things you might not know about the quick-fire painter and PBS star

Arts & Culture

Remembering The Waltons

The Southern roots of the beloved 1970s television show

Arts & Culture

The Supreme Court’s Groundbreaking Southerner

Fifty years ago, the Senate confirmed Baltimore native Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American justice, to the bench

Music

An Oral History of the Bluebird Cafe

The Nashville venue that launched songwriters such as Garth Brooks and Pam Tillis turns thirty-five

Arts & Culture

The Road to S-Town

Meet Brian Reed, the radio reporter behind the Alabama-set podcast everyone’s talking about

Arts & Culture

Underground Rises

Why you should be watching this Southern-shot TV drama about the Underground Railroad

Arts & Culture

Sun Records Rises Again

A new television series captures the magic and drama of the iconic music studio

Arts & Culture

Wunderkind of the Wild

A young Southern forager prepares for a different kind of hunting season

Arts & Culture

The New Age of Zelda

Southern flapper and writer Zelda Fitzgerald feels the love from Hollywood

The G&G Interview

The Next Stage with McKinley Belcher III

The Mercy Street actor is on cue for a breakout year

Traditions

“Christmas Gift!” The Roots of a Southern Holiday Saying

Was it just our family? A South Carolina thing? A Southern thing?

Arts & Culture

The Legacy of Ted Turner’s Superstation

One man and a crazy broadcasting experiment

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Arts & Culture

An Acclaimed Southern TV Series Says Goodbye

Ray McKinnon talks Southern storytelling as Rectify comes to an end