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Arts & Entertainment

Alabama or Georgia? Who Southerners Are Cheering for Tonight

A survey of opinions ahead of the national championship game

Arts & Culture

A Former SEC Football Player’s Guide to Not Watching Tonight’s Big Game

Novelist Ace Atkins, a member of Auburn’s undefeated 1993 team, on college football rivalries and alternative game-night entertainment

Anatomy of a Classic

Banana Pudding Goes International

An Italian spin on one of the South’s favorite desserts

Food & Drink

Rick Bragg: Eating My Words

Memories fade, but the moments breaking bread (and slurping oysters) with legendary Southern writers still fill the heart

Artists

The Brook & the Bluff’s Southern Harmonies

The Birmingham-bred quartet on their captivating new album, Yard Sale, and the canine friends they make on tour

Traditions

Dispatches from a Dry County

The daring and dangers of living under lingering Prohibition restrictions

Travel

A Sunny Oasis on the Alabama Coast

With pristine white-sand shores and outdoor adventure in spades, the beaches of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach are ready when you are

HURRICANE SALLY

Cheeseburgers in a Storm-Battered Paradise

Lucy Buffett, Jimmy’s sister, fires up the grill to support her Alabama community in the wake of Hurricane Sally

Books

Samin Nosrat’s Soft Spot for Southern Food

The Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat star on her upcoming chat with Alabama legends, the wisdom of grandmothers, and why cornbread is so intimidating

Our Kind of Place

Ace Atkins’s Ode to a Mobile Bay Retreat

Conjuring the ghosts of summers past at the storied Grand Hotel

Homeplace

Inside an Alabama Lake Getaway

Contemporary meets comfortable at this rustic architectural wonder

Food & Drink

Scott Peacock Is Back in the Kitchen

Nearly a decade after leaving the pioneering Decatur, Georgia, restaurant Watershed, the chef is once again making his legendary biscuits—and this time he wants you to join in

SOUTHERN STORMS

How You Can Help Victims of the Alabama Tornadoes

A list of on-the-ground relief efforts to assist those affected by the deadly storms

Food & Drink

How Chef Adam Evans Grills Oysters

The chef is coming home to Alabama, with Automatic Seafood & Oysters, opening this March in Birmingham. Here’s a preview of his menu—and his favorite oyster-grilling technique

Sporting

A Weekend at Turkey Camp

Each spring, Birmingham chef Chris Hastings invites a handful of friends and their children to his camp in Alabama for a week of hunting, camaraderie, good food… and a few life lessons

Food & Drink

A New Barbecue Hot Spot in Alabama

Get an exclusive peek inside Bow & Arrow, a new restaurant blending ’Bama and Texas barbecue traditions from chef-on-the-rise David Bancroft

Music

Catching Up with St. Paul & the Broken Bones

Frontman Paul Janeway talks Birmingham, “that Southern thing,” and the band’s new album, Young Sick Camellia

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Travel

A Taste of Alabama

The Ultimate Culinary Tour of the Magic City

College Football Traditions

Touchdowns and Toilet Paper

Why the long-running… er, -rolling… Auburn University tradition is taking a break again this year

Sporting

Inside the Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo

Come summer, the Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo brings thousands of entrants, decades of tradition, and varying degrees of piscatory prowess to Dauphin Island. Amid the million-dollar yachts and ten-dollar lawn chairs at the world’s largest fishing tournament, a writer and amateur angler wades into the frenzy of a Southern institution