Julia Reed

Arts & Culture

My Home Is My (Animal) Kingdom

Creepy vermin won’t leave Julia alone


Cooking through Covid

On mail-order food, dinner with Mom, and a whole bunch of sardines

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Sheltering…at Home

A few thoughts on looking forward while remembering the past

Home & Garden

Inside Julia Reed’s Delta Dream Home

The author called upon friends both far and near to help design and build the house of her dreams—a place for raucous good times and soulful silence—in the Mississippi Delta

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JT in My Mind

Singing the praises of North Carolina’s Poet Laureate of Song

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Julia Reed’s Must-See Southern Movies

An education in the South’s quirkiest and most quintessential films

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Out to Pasture

In defense of the honorable ass

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Wild Cards

In praise of a good poker game—and good times with the gang


Secrets of a Southern Hostess

How to win friends and charm guests, one deviled egg at a time

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Crazy for Catfish

A love letter to a bewhiskered Southern favorite

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The Politics of a Summer Escape

Julia Reed on the joy of being set free in D.C.—and how her summer trips have evolved since

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All Praise Willie Nelson

A dispatch from a music-filled night in Nashville with Mama

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A Delta Housewarming

Sometimes a rocking party is the only way to break in a new abode

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Cat Tails

In praise of (and in defense of) the power of felines

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Food Memories from the South (of France)

When you’re eating—and drinking—well, every bite leads to another memory

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André Leon Talley’s Deep Southern Roots

The acclaimed fashion editor has served as confidant and adviser to Oscar de la Renta, dressed first ladies, and sat front row at every couture show that mattered. But his famous eye for style traces back to his grandmother’s house in Durham, North Carolina


Sculptor Ashley Pridmore’s Wild Talent

A New Orleans artist breathes new life into death

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Man Up: How to be a True Gentleman

In praise of good Southern men

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The Southern Name Game

Making sense of Southern appellations and sobriquets

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Julia Reed Remembers Barbara Bush

The author on the iconic former First Lady and her lasting legacy