Julia Reed

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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

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Bizarre Foods

From Kool-Aid pickles to pigs’ feet, why one person’s I.C.P. is another’s delicacy

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Songs of Summer

A sound track that stirs up the best of memories

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Inside Breakfast at Brennan’s

A tour of one of New Orleans’ essential restaurants


Brennan’s is Back

A New Orleans establishment returns to form


My Town (Mardi Gras Edition): Julia Reed’s NOLA

Celebrate like a local

Arts & Culture

Marty Stuart: Memory Keeper

Marty Stuart may be one of country music’s greats, but these days he’s more concerned with preserving the legends of those who came before him

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The Ultimate Party Stop

In Mississippi, good times are often just a boat ride away

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Rocking the Boat

Taking on stereotypes one paddle stroke at a time

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Grace Under Pressure

Navigating life’s calamities with perfect Southern poise

In the Garden

Thomas Jefferson’s Birdhouse

The Founding Father’s plans for a dovecote finally take off

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A Tasteful Send-off

Should the fine details of our final fiesta be left to someone else?

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When the Sun Don’t Shine

A few thoughts on Southern pride in the era of Honey Boo Boo

Southern Masters

David Bates

How Dallas artist David Bates shook free of convention and rose to the top of the country’s art scene

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Arts & Culture

The Artwork of David Bates

Paintings and sculptures from the Dallas native