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Julia Reed

The High & the Low

God, Gators, and Gumbo

Getting to the slippery truths about Louisiana’s favorite reptile

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Songs of the South

A very subjective take on the ultimate Southern playlist

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A Delta Original

How the humble tamale came to represent a region and its people

City Portrait

Chicago’s Southern Soul

Plenty of Southerners have found a sweet home in the Windy City. And today, a new generation is proving the Midwest’s metropolis is still their kind of town

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Drink and Be Merry

A handy guide to surviving the holidays

The G&G Interview

Q&A With Robert Harling

The untold story of Steel Magnolias

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Going Deep in Dixie

A few words of praise for that Southern feel

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Good to the Bone

In praise of fried chicken––gristle and all

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One for the Road

The fine art of drinking on the run

City Portrait

Houston, Texas

Through busts or booms, Houston has always looked forward. And today, from food to fine art, the biggest city in Texas is humming

City Portrait

Houston’s Power Players

Four Houstonians who continue to prove that the city has a very big heart

City Portrait

Touring Houston, Texas

Discover Houston’s Hot Spots

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Road Rules

Why a great road trip is often all about the right pit stops

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Food for Thought

A few musings—old and new—on the greatest of all Southern levelers

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The South by the Numbers

We don’t look so good on paper, but who cares? Pass the pork rinds, please

Southern Masters

The Art Ambassador

William Dunlap is bold, outspoken, and not afraid to have a good time

City Portrait

The Soul of New Orleans

The city has been through hell, but somehow the heart of this town is still beating

Southern Masters

John Alexander’s True Nature

How a swamp rat from Beaumont, Texas, clawed his way to the top of the art world