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Arts & Culture

From fiction to poetry, and Appalachia to Kansas, the North Carolina author shares his favorite reads of the year, plus a few gems soon to come

A man on a surfboard smiles in the water with a hilly town behind him

YEAR IN REVIEW

Meet the makers of the world’s best bourbon, listen to music from a Mississippi trio, read about a bewildering kidnapping, and more

A king cake, sliced, with white icing drizzle, yellow, purple, and green spinkles, and a small pink plastic baby

Arts & Culture

Carnival season is so much more than a Fat Tuesday

An illustration of a boy wearing a Santa costume in a mall with a Christmas tree

traditions

For a young boy, holiday magic arrived in the form of a little red suit

Cloggers perform a swing during a freestyle Appalachian hoedown.

Arts & Culture

In keeping a traditional Appalachian dance alive, the Bailey Mountain Cloggers have established their own tradition of dance competition dominance

An illustration of a woman wearing a sweater and scarf waving down a garbage truck carrying a huge decorated Christmas tree

Country Accent

A nuisance tree finds redemption during the holidays

A hexagon-patterned quilt with black, pink, red, green, and light blue fabric on a lighter orange border.

Arts & Culture

A new book dives deep on generations of women and their artful archive of the state’s history

An illustration of a Christmas ornament–a bearded man in a dress– on top of a mess of other gifts. Two women hug in the background

Southern Conundrum

Helen Ellis explores Southern presents that go beyond the classic and expected

A boy stands on a rock in a forest

Arts & Culture

December’s standout series and movies with Southern ties

A yellowed print of a long landscape of the Charleston harbor with ships and red buildings

Arts & Culture

Spilling the tea on sister revolutionary events that happened 250 years ago this month

A rainbow of suits on a clothing rack

Arts & Culture

The Columbia Museum of Art celebrates Sergio Hudson’s decade in fashion with a new retrospective

An orange, teal, and yellow cover of "The Bullet Swallower." It shows two clouds, a cowboy on a horse, and a desert landscape

Books

A dynamic read draws from a writer’s family tree and dramatic folk ballads

A gold advent calendar stands on a wood table in a dark room; it has whiskey samples, Glencairn glass, leather coaster, and a tasting journal.

Gift Guide

Treat yourself or a loved one to a gift that keeps on giving

An open-air courtyard planted with native grasses, trees, and flowering sage

Arts & Culture

Surfing Santas, possum drops, and more singular events

Rosalynn Carter speaks at a mental health symposium in 2005.

Arts & Culture

The native of Plains, Georgia, has served in various influential roles throughout her and her husband’s careers

A green motor bike with wrapped Christmas presents topped on the back

Gift Guide

A seductive field bike, blackberry pie candles, a must-sip bourbon—ideas for every Southerner on your list

End of the Line

In praise of a life of duality

John Grisham and Jonathan Miles hold microphones while sitting next to each other at a table

G&G READS

The bestselling author also discusses his new book, The Exchange, in a candid G&G Reads conversation

The cover of the book Johnny Cash: the Life in Lyrics

Books

Like the Man in Black himself, Johnny Cash: The Life in Lyrics is formidable and forthright. His son, John Carter Cash, reveals more about the book and his father’s writing habits

A grid of four items: a wreath, gloves, a butter stick ornament, and spoons

Gift Guide

Stylish and fun surcees that pack a big jolt of joy