Erik Reece

An oil painting of a man fishing in a stream


In the trout waters of North Carolina’s Great Smoky Mountains, one writer follows the trail of the late, great Middleton, one of fly fishing’s most intriguing voices

Arts & Culture

Part Appalachian storyteller. Part modern-day Thoreau, Manning has carved out his own spot in the pantheon of American poets from a twenty-acre swath of Kentucky woods


Natural wonders and whiskey heritage on a storied Kentucky highway

Made in the South

In a small shop in Kentucky, Gray Zeitz creates books the old-fashioned way

Southern Masters

Counting songbirds and talking about the land with the legendary conservationist, farmer, and writer

City Portrait

The Thoroughbreds: Five influential locals worth watching

City Portrait

These days there’s much more to Lexington than horses, bourbon, and basketball