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This Land

Cultivating Creativity at a Poet’s Sanctuary

The late Anne Spencer crafted a Virginia home and garden that nurtured other artists—and still does


Ted Lasso Is Actually Southern, Right?

Plus, a new book shares a recipe for that other kind of biscuit he bakes for his British boss

Arts & Culture

How Soccer Is Gaining a Southern Foothold

From Messi in Miami to U.S. Soccer in Atlanta, the beautiful game is growing in the South

Arts & Culture

The Story Behind Charlotte’s Great Wall of Pumpkins

The historic Elizabeth neighborhood has a jack-o’-lantern tradition like no other

Arts & Culture

Why There’s No Fair Like the State Fair of Texas

As a native Midwesterner, state fairs are in my blood, but I’ve found Texas’s early fall celebration is truly best in show

Arts & Culture

The Junior League of Charleston Marks a Century of Serving—and Preserving—Its Home City

In guidebooks and in cookbooks, the organization has kept one eye on the past and another on the needs of the present

Arts & Culture

Danielle Parton, Dolly’s Niece, Pilots Her Own Course

The decorated veteran brings family tradition and her aunt’s hustler mentality to the skies and the still

Arts & Culture

Six Retro Cartoon Characters Who Were (Probably) Definitely Southern

Remember Wally Gator, Foghorn Leghorn, and these other stars of Saturday morning?


My Wild Ride with Jimmy Buffett

How a chance career opportunity turned into an enduring friendship that ended too soon

Southern Conundrum

Southern Conundrum: Football Ticket Faux Pas

Is it okay to give season tickets to opposing fans for a game?

Arts & Culture

Southern Streaming: More Murdaugh and a Great Smoky Hallmark Romance

Love (and wrasslin’) rules in September’s standout series, movies, and podcasts with Southern ties


Helen Ellis Bums a Ride

On hitchhiking, Southern manners, and taking the subway

Arts & Culture

Step into the World of the Carolina Shag

For almost a century, one dance has captured the spirit of the coast and beyond. Follow along with three generations of the Free family as they pivot, belly roll, and boogie walk to keep the tradition alive

Country Accent

Vivian Howard’s Lessons in Rural Manners

Finger waving, grocery greetings, and other essentials

Arts & Culture

How a Red Spruce from North Carolina Became a Real-Life Giving Tree

After bringing joy at the holidays, “Ruby” will go on to share the gift of music with future generations

Arts & Culture

First Look: The International African American Museum

Get a sneak peek inside Charleston’s stunning new destination, set to open June 27 after years of planning

Arts & Culture

How a Texas Conductor Brings American Music to European Audiences 

“We’re not just a sweet little Mozart chamber orchestra”


A Tribute to a Football-Loving Father

A new dad reflects on family, traditions, and the things we carry with us


Dallas Rediscovered: A Curated Weekend Guide to the City

Arts & Culture

Oui Oui Y’all, These Charming French Friends Launched a Social Media Sensation from the South

Southerners and Parisians alike understand: “We’re not doing it on purpose, that’s just the way we talk”