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A painting of a pointer dog with a brown head and white body with brown speckles.

The Wild South

Bird dogs and wildlife mingle with fragments of history and more in the Georgia artist’s striking creations

Books

Percival Everett’s marvelous James shakes up the American canon

Arts & Culture

Dramatic installations, handmade treasures, live performances, and sidewalk chalk paint the South

The exterior of CoolToday Park, the spring training home of the Atlanta Braves.

Arts & Culture

Baseball is (almost) back

A portrait of a man wearing a black shirt.

Arts & Culture

Deep-sea explorer Tony Romeo made waves last month when the South Carolina resident shared a sonar image of what resembles a sunken plane. Not everyone is convinced it’s Earhart’s, but he’s got a strong case—and plans to make it stronger

A group of teens look up at the sky

Arts & Culture

Visitors still travel to the little West Virginia town that inspired the film and the book, Rocket Boys

Two men set up a huge mask sculpture outside a house; a man in a black costume and face masks stands on the left

Arts & Culture

Basqo Bim’s carnival creations dazzle at the Chloe Hotel in New Orleans

Actors as Priscilla and Elvis Presley by a wedding cake

Arts & Culture

February’s standout series and movies with Southern ties

A photo of young Elton John in a white suit and hat holding a staff by a piano

Arts & Culture

Classic outfits, artwork, a Braves jersey, and more

Two men dressed up for Mardi Gras stand in front of poles by a building with gold and white balloons

Arts & Culture

The bawdy, hilarious French Quarter contest started out as a public safety measure

An illustration of a man and a woman touching cufflinks and earrings on themselves

Southern Conundrum

One Southerner reconsiders how inherited pieces can escape the dust and shine with new life

Mathis’s 150-vessel-strong Ozark Roadside Tourist Pottery collection in his Oklahoma City living room. The vessels have swirling, colorful patterns.

Arts & Culture

How the vibrant roadside vessels inspired an obsession

A painting of a man wearing black standing on a cliff looking out over a foggy, grey city.

Country Accents

Gut feelings versus map apps: an unplanned showdown

An illustration of a man playing paintball with a blue, pink, and yellow splatter

Arts & Culture

From the woods of New Hampshire to the Black Belt of Alabama to 112 countries across the globe, Charles Gaines recounts the evolution of the survival-inspired “little game” that spawned an industry

Dolly Parton in front of a black background, wearing a silver sequin jumpsuit.

Arts & Culture

Looking back at a life in rhinestones

The front of a white house with brown trim and details. A brick walking path curls in front of the yard and shows a bronze statue of a man and a horse.

Arts & Culture

With a simple walnut desk and stories to fill volumes, President Lincoln’s retreat is a heartbreaking time capsule of American history

A man sitting down on a rainbow xylophone wearing a red sweatshirt that says "It is what it is... Red's" on it.

Music

Remembering the late juke joint owner Red Paden and a soul-shaking visit to his Clarksdale beacon for blues lovers

A woman in a long purple floral dress sips a cocktail at a patterned velvet and floral booth

interview

How did the Tennessee comedian find stardom in her fifties? It’s kind of a funny story

A woman reaches into a miniature model of a juke joint.

Arts & Culture

The legendary North Mississippi nightclub roars back to life, in miniature

A collage of many book titles, broken into three rows

Books

A reading list for the dreary days of winter