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It’s Finally Legal to Curse in Virginia

Until July 1, uttering a swear word in the Commonwealth could have cost you $250

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Southern Women Spotlight: Natasha Trethewey

The Pulitzer Prize–winning poet on telling the South’s stories through verse, her mother’s role as her muse, and the power of wearing red-soled pumps

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Long Live the Drive-In

Novelist and film buff Ace Atkins on why a bit of classic movie-theater magic is just the thing we need this summer


A Castaway’s Bookshelf

If stranded on a desert island, these Southerners would read…

20 Slideshow

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The Best Books of 2020—So Far

Twenty Southern literary treasures, novels, cookbooks, escapist thrillers, and the stunning memoir you need to preorder now

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Juneteenth Around the South

A round-up of Jubilee celebrations taking place across the region—and online

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Fletcher Williams’s World

Reconsider Spanish moss and picket fences in a must-see contemporary art exhibition that’s now open in Charleston

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A Renowned Sporting Artist’s Bluegrass Muse

The Polish-born painter Andre Pater found his calling amid the rolling hills and stone fences of Kentucky horse country, where his gift for capturing the soul of his subjects has taken him to the pinnacle of the sporting art world

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Uncovering a Forgotten Chapter in Baseball History

A century-old photo sparks new research on the Louisville Unions, a black baseball team—one of the best in the South—with a story almost lost to time

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Stitching Together

Houston-based Hibiscus Linens’ online embroidery classes foster imagination, community, and calmness

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Father’s Day Gift Guide 2020

Fourteen gift ideas to celebrate Southern Dads


An Artist Drawn to the Beauty of the Bayou

Swamps, spoonbills, second lines: Annie Moran captures the essence of Louisiana

From the Editors

On the Need for Change

G&G’s statement about recent events

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A Writer Returns to the Woods of His Youth

The people who help shape us might not always be with us long, but a wild spirit can live on forever

The High & the Low

Sheltering…at Home

A few thoughts on looking forward while remembering the past

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How Southern Designers Stay Inspired in Quarantine

What happens when an interiors expert is stuck in her interior? Six tastemakers tell us how they’re sparking creativity at home


Welcome to Pitchlynn

Some Go Home, Odie Lindsey’s charismatic debut novel, puts another fictional Mississippi town on the map

Editor's Letter

Looking Forward

Finding hope— and promise—in the backyard

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“Winning Changed Our Entire Business—Our Lives”

How the Made in the South Awards boosted Covered in Cotton

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Take a Walk with the Artist behind Brookgreen Gardens’ Fantastical New Light Show

Bruce Munro’s landmark exhibition of light and sound opens this week at Brookgreen Gardens in South Carolina