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Julia Reed

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Cat Tails

In praise of (and in defense of) the power of felines

Arts & Culture

André Leon Talley’s Deep Southern Roots

The acclaimed fashion editor has served as confidant and adviser to Oscar de la Renta, dressed first ladies, and sat front row at every couture show that mattered. But his famous eye for style traces back to his grandmother’s house in Durham, North Carolina

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Man Up: How to be a True Gentleman

In praise of good Southern men

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The Southern Name Game

Making sense of Southern appellations and sobriquets

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Songs for the Ages

Why pantheon-worthy tunes are always sung by storytellers

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Southern Sideshow

Having a big time in the Big Apple

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A Moving Experience

Toting a lifetime of memories into a new home

Our Kind of Place

Home Rum: Kings Tavern

Food and drink pair perfectly in a downtown Natchez outpost

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Hello Mother, Hello Father…

A few words from a very unhappy camper

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The Awesome Opossum

Making the case for a misunderstood marsupial

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Thirty Years of Steel Magnolias

The untold story of what would 
become one of the most beloved 
touchstones of Southern culture

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Big Racks and Perfect Parties

Thoughts on whitetails, taxidermy, and the secret to a great shindig

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Life Among the Serpents

A few thoughts on sharing the wilds with snakes

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I’m with the Band

Why my heart skips a beat for musicians

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Make Mine a Scotch

In defense of drinking something other than bourbon

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Recipe for Longevity

A decidedly Southern take on healthy eating

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Slugging it Out

Life in the garden, it turns out, isn’t always a bed of roses

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Hell on Wheels

How a shiny new sports car opened up a world of possibilities – and a whole lot of trouble

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Say What?

Learning to write with your arm in a sling

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Stone-Ground Killer

A few thoughts on grits as a deadly weapon