Good Dog

A Little Chihuahua’s Extra-Large Presence

A scraggly Chihuahua mix found on the banks of Lake Erie now runs the show in a Mississippi household

Arts & Culture

Why John Grisham Measures Time Before and After “The Firm”

A Q&A with the author, who this fall resurrects his first big hit in a new thriller


Road Trip: Chasing the Blues through Mississippi and Beyond

A musical route from Memphis to Clarksdale to Florence to unforgettable

Champions of Conservation

Tribal Counsel: Mitzi Reed

Rooting out invasives, beckoning youth to the cause: A Choctaw biologist doubles down


Seven Southern Towns for Pottery Lovers

Ceramics are a big deal in these small towns

Arts & Culture

The Making of Selma the Musical

Mississippi artists hope to find a Broadway home for the traveling production


Porch Party Shrimp with Mississippi Comeback Sauce

An addictive, slightly spicy dip is the perfect accompaniment to a versatile, shareable dish

Sporting Scene

Duck Calls with a Pappy Pedigree

The new calls will turn heads and ducks alike—while supporting conservation efforts


Song Premiere: Buffalo Nichols Looks Inward on the Gentle “The Difference”

Listen to the track from the rising blues artist’s forthcoming sophomore album, The Fatalist

Food & Drink

Seven Southern Old-Fashioned Soda Fountains

Step back in time, and grab some ice cream while you’re at it


Experience the Natchez Trace Parkway of North Mississippi

On the Natchez Trace, the journey is the destination—but these six sites are worthwhile detours


How to “Get Lit” in Oxford, Mississippi

Gosh a’mighty, it’s not hard to find a toddy—or inspiration for the next great Southern novel—in this writerly college town


What’s New in Oxford, Mississippi

This college town is always blending old with new


Around the World in Five Southern Cookbooks

New blue-ribbon reads worth a spot in the kitchen


Farm-Fresh Milk and Honey Cake

Martha Foose shares a recipe from Loblolly Bakery, her soon-to-open storefront in Hattiesburg, Mississippi


Martha Foose’s Crumble-Top Blueberry Muffins

A recipe from the new bakery of a Mississippi pastry queen

Food & Drink

Martha Foose Returns With a New Bakery in Mississippi’s Pine Belt

Loblolly is about to make Hattiesburg a little sweeter

Good Dog

An Unruly Retriever Helps His Owner Exorcise Some Demons

A humorist’s bold attempt to rewrite a family legacy of failed Labradors


Three Enchanting Southern Train Trips

A guide to three whistle-stop destinations that deserve a longer look than you’d get through a car window


Song Premiere: New Music from Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives

Listen to “A Friend of Mine” off the forthcoming Altitude, and hear from the Country Music Hall of Famer about his first new album in six years