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CJ Lotz

Food & Drink

How Many Chews Are in an Oyster?

Ask a Southerner if you want a strong opinion…

Music

Louisiana’s Music Community Is an Unstoppable Force for Good

Weeks after Hurricane Ida, musicians are still rolling out the path to recovery

Weekends

Winston-Salem’s Green Heart

In this leafy Piedmont city, Moravians, tobacco magnates, and modern gardeners have all found fertile soil for their visions

Land & Conservation

The Tiny Island Where Thousands of Purple Martins Fly

Summer means nests in gourd birdhouses and one South Carolina lake that birds can’t resist

Arts & Culture

My Town: Karin Slaughter’s Blue Ridge, Georgia

The mega-popular crime writer on her favorite burger, “you’uns” versus “y’all,” and what it’s like being the daughter of the guy who runs the town laundromat

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Travel

A First Look Inside Chattanooga’s New Common House

It’s fun to stay at the former Y-M-C-A, where a new private social club opens its doors for overnight guests

Arts & Culture

Real Talk on Southern Marriage

A North Carolina weddings writer dishes on her favorite Southern couples, explains why we all love love, and shares the traditions she’s ready to see annulled

Entertaining

Arrange Your Dinner Party Flowers the Charlotte Moss Way

A chat with the Virginia-born tastemaker on her new floral book, backyard plant hunting, and respectfully repurposing old wedding gifts

City Guides

Charleston: At a Glance

There’s always something new to discover about the South’s jewel of a city

My Town

Leslie Jordan’s Chattanooga

The comedian and Instagram star shares his favorite spots in his hometown—even if they no longer exist

Food & Drink

One Outdoorswoman’s Delicious Love Letter to the Wild

Chef Analiese Gregory’s new cookbook is a beautiful, personal read full of wild game recipes

Home & Garden

Let Bunny Williams Show You How to Thrive at Home

The Virginia-raised designer on her homebody leanings, a new documentary, and a porch party secret that will definitely surprise you

Green Thumb

Monty Don Crosses the Pond

Catching up with Britain’s star gardener

Food & Drink

Supperland Ambrosia Salad

A new restaurant in Charlotte, North Carolina, elevates a classic with toasted coconut and brandied cherries

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Arts & Culture

A Photographer’s View of the South

In a new book, William Abranowicz shares powerful images of Southern places

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Sporting

A Stellar Southern Decoy Collection Goes on Sale this Week

Copley’s Winter Sale of sporting art begins February 19

Arts & Culture

Meet the Mississippi Novelist Taking On F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Mississippi author Michael Farris Smith shares an imaginative new take on The Great Gatsby, plus the books he’s been reading and the bourbon he’s been drinking

Food & Drink

Quick and Savory Southern Mussels

A French chef in Charleston simmers Lowcountry mussels and promises you’ll want to sop up every last bit of the broth with a baguette

Harvest

Grains of Gold

A new relative of Carolina Gold rice crops up

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Arts & Culture

New Reads for Right Now

The best of January and February’s book releases for Southern readers—powerful memoirs, novels that turn myths inside out, a beautiful collection of photos, and an ode to good old dogs