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Diners eat at a checkered table

Travel

With gallery hops, restaurants serving familiar flavors, and delightful, creative shops, Helen Ellis’s favorite Big Apple experiences are rich with the comfort of the South

Two images of needlepoint artwork, both with a dutch oven on them

Arts & Culture

Crafty travelers and social media hobbyists have put an old-school art form back on the map

A pool with cabanas around it.

Travel

Owned by Rollins College, the property added a high-end spa, café, guest rooms—and plenty of wall space for its renowned contemporary art collection

A bronze cast turtle

Arts & Culture

A can’t-miss show at the North Carolina Museum of Art highlights three-dimensional art from over fifty tribes

An illustration of a couple on a tandem bike; a man pedals in the front while a woman paints him from the back

End of the Line

Life on the other side of the easel

A black and white portrait of a woman

Arts & Culture

Born in West Virginia, Ada “Bricktop” Smith taught Paris to do the Charleston. A new Smithsonian exhibition shines a light on her and other influential women of the Lost Generation.

A mural of Nina Simone

Arts & Culture

Artist Scott Nurkin immortalizes Tar Heel jazz, rock, country, and punk greats in their hometowns

A woman wearing a denim shirt sitting on a green chair at a white desk.

Arts & Culture

In her new book, photographer Shana Novak finds the storytelling magic in everyday objects

An artist sits on the floor of his studio with a painting of a little girl and a woman behind him

Arts & Culture

A Penland alum’s blown glass and paintings burst with energy

Arts & Culture

The Demon of Unrest, Larson’s vivid depiction of the lead-up to the Civil War, is a masterclass in reportage and storytelling

A single collage of images; a landscape of the marsh with a painter and a palette, with a bird flying off the paint.

This Land

The group of painters created a landscape of opportunity for Black artists

Arts & Culture

The debut novel of lawyer Caroline Cleveland evokes haunting true stories

A portrait of a woman working on a watercolor painting

Arts & Culture

Bethany Carroz captures nature, vintage-inspired florals, and family homes through watercolor

Books

Lubbock inspires a melding of art and music like no other

Sporting

With a hatchet, a knife, paintbrushes, and a deep reverence for nature and American folk art, Mark McNair turns out some of the finest decoys ever to float the Atlantic coast

A group of striped lures around a label

collections

“Once you get a couple of these things, you start appreciating the history and the beauty and the engineering”

An illustration of the back of a man with a guitar looking up at a circle of light

traditions

For one writer navigating grief, “Will the Circle Be Unbroken” is a cradle of comfort

A black and white photo of a little girl in the rain

Arts & Culture

Kate T. Parker’s latest collection of intimate portraits—spanning dancers, activists, soccer players, and classmates—reminds girls everywhere just what they are capable of

A woman twirling in a white flowy dress in a large wooded park.

Music

Katie Crutchfield talks literary influences on her new record, Tigers Blood, out now

A man holds a board and paintbrush while sitting in a field

Land & Conservation

The native prairies of Texas—both remnant and restored—shift an artist’s perspective and inspire