Julia Reed

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

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Hollywood on the Delta

A true tale of a racy movie, a small Mississippi town, and a big house

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Grave Matters

A very Southern take on going six feet under

Food & Drink

Julia Reed’s Grillades

A New Orleans classic

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New Year, Old Habits

Thoughts on positive changes for the new year, plus one tasty recipe

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Stuff, Sweet Stuff

Sometimes what truly matters is what’s inside a home

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Good Country, Bad Behavior

Marking the passing of two passion-filled lives

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God, Gators, and Gumbo

Getting to the slippery truths about Louisiana’s favorite reptile

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Songs of the South

A very subjective take on the ultimate Southern playlist

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A Delta Original

How the humble tamale came to represent a region and its people

City Portrait

Chicago’s Southern Soul

Plenty of Southerners have found a sweet home in the Windy City. And today, a new generation is proving the Midwest’s metropolis is still their kind of town

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Drink and Be Merry

A handy guide to surviving the holidays

The G&G Interview

Q&A With Robert Harling

The untold story of Steel Magnolias

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Going Deep in Dixie

A few words of praise for that Southern feel

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Good to the Bone

In praise of fried chicken––gristle and all

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One for the Road

The fine art of drinking on the run