Arts & Culture


Stories that Sing

Jill McCorkle has cemented her place among today’s preeminent Southern writers

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Best Sellers

A literary tour of the South’s top independent bookshops

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First Look: The Biltmore’s Latest Fashion Exhibit

Designed for Drama, a new exhibition at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, opens February 10 and pays tribute to George Vanderbilt’s love of literature by presenting a selection of his favorite tomes alongside more than forty costumes from their screen adaptions


A Gull’s-Eye View of the Chesapeake

The aerial perspective of photographer Cameron Davidson

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Strokes of Genius

In an age of violence and turmoil, North Carolina native John Beerman devotes his art to the calming power of water

End of the Line

End of the Line: Who Needs Overalls?

What one can learn from the first gardeners

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Grainger McKoy: The Bird Artist

Feather by feather, sculptor Grainger McKoy captures the beauty of birds as few artists ever have

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The Lady and the Tiger

Renowned Southern man of letters Pat Conroy reflects on his personal journals

Southern Masters

Ben Long

When he is not painting in Italy, the preeminent fresco maestro makes his home in Asheville

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Southern Masters

Works by John Alexander

An extremely brief retrospective, with comments from the artist

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A Room at Eudora’s

Four decades of letters, visits, and memorable cocktails with a dear friend

Southern Masters

John Alexander’s True Nature

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

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Southern Style

Southern Style: The Oyster Roast

There’s no better way to celebrate fall than with a load of oysters and a bunch of friends. And nobody does it in better style than jewelry designer Jane Pope and her fiancé, Tyler Cooper

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The Original Steel Magnolia

How a South Alabama farm girl lived to be 104

Made in the South

Blade Maker

Jerry Fisk can turn just about any hunk of metal into a very sharp work of art

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The Bard of Point Clear

The inimitable Winston Groom