Julia Reed

The High & the Low

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

Arts & Culture

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

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Beyond the Butterball

An argument for ditching the Turkey Day turkey


The Southern Side of Vermont

Finding a touch of home in the Green Mountain State