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The Heart of Texas

An epicenter of both independence and generosity, the state—and especially its people—has a way of surprising you

The Wild South

In Praise of the Spoonie

Why the humble northern shoveler doesn’t deserve its bad rap

Style

A Look Inside André Leon Talley’s Personal Couture Collection

The art and style treasures of the late fashion icon will go up for auction in February

Home & Garden

Chicken Lovers Martha Stewart and Christopher Spitzmiller Designed Epic Coops in Nashville

We’re crowing about these must-see coops at February’s Antiques & Garden Show

Music

Head On Over to “Reba’s Place”

Country superstar Reba McEntire is set to open an intimate music venue in her Oklahoma hometown

Food & Drink

The Hot (Or Cold) Question: What’s the Best Way to Eat an Oyster?

Fire or ice? Readers weigh in

Arts & Culture

What Do Sean Brock, the St. Louis Cardinals, and Mustache Champions All Have in Common? South Georgia Pine Tar

How a small family business has resurrected the golden age of turpentine

Home & Garden

A Winter-White Floral Arrangement with Palm Power

Atlanta floral designer Shean Strong shows how to makes the most of the cooler season

Drinks

Tiki’s Southern Drawl

A classic Caribbean liqueur blends with bourbon to bewitch the senses

Food & Drink

A Virginia Community Beseeches Coke: Save Our Ginger Ale!

Northern Neck, a homegrown soda with history and a fervent fan base, aims for a comeback

Sporting Scene

The English Cocker Renaissance

Why this little breed is joining the bird-dog regulars in the field

Travel

Meridian: How to Explore Mississippi’s Unofficial Seat of Culture

Travelers have disembarked here for a century and a half. Here’s why its downtown destinations are essential stops today

Recipe

Grilled Country Ham and Pimento Cheese Sandwich

Southern favorites unite for melty goodness

Music

Miranda Lambert’s Texas Truth

Whether back home in East Texas or headlining in Vegas, Miranda Lambert shoots straight

Editor's Letter

From the Editor: A Texas Whirlwind

A warm visit to the Lone Star State—plus our special Texas issue

In Memoriam

A Leslie Jordan Tribute at the Grand Ole Opry

A star-studded lineup is set to honor the larger-than-life Tennessee comedian, musician, and actor

Gardens

Inside a Rare Cache of Heirloom Seeds

One stuffed freezer in South Carolina may soon make all our vegetable patches more delicious

Travel

America’s Oldest Spa Returns to Its Former Glory

Take a dip in the historic Virginia hot springs favored by U.S. presidents

What's in season

Beyond the Half Shell: Oyster-Cranberry Stuffing

This cozy cold-weather recipe isn’t just for the holidays

Sports

Will Shaq Eat a Horned Frog?

A better question is, should Shaq eat a horned frog?