Erik Reece

Arts & Culture

Poet Maurice Manning: A Voice in the Wilderness

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


Road Trips: Kentucky’s Dixie Highway

Natural wonders and whiskey heritage on a storied Kentucky highway

Made in the South

Larkspur Press

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

Southern Masters

Wendell Berry’s Wild Spirit

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

City Portrait

Meet the Locals: Lexington

The Thoroughbreds: Five influential locals worth watching

City Portrait

The Layers of Lexington

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