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Our Kind of Place

Our Kind of Place

The Spirit of Ajax Diner

Soaking up life from a barstool at an Oxford, Mississippi, holdout

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Soaking Up Serenity on a Mississippi Trail

A Mississippi professor and poet wanders through the seasons of Oxford’s Whirlpool Trails

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Inside a Spirited Savannah Throwback

Bring cash (no credit cards!), conversation, and a sense of adventure to the Original Pinkie Masters

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Folly Beach’s Doggone Good Breakfast Spot

A love letter to the quintessential
beach-town hangout

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Arkansas Stream of Consciousness

Reflecting on a Mark Twain–worthy adventure on Arkansas’s White River

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In Praise of a North Carolina Musical Haven

The front man of the Grammy-nominated Hiss Golden Messenger on finding a stage—and a whole lot more—at NorthStar Church of the Arts

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Athens’s Tree of the People

On being the forest for the tree

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Seeking Solace in Pearl Fryar’s Topiary Garden

A gardener finds peace at the back-roads haven where a South Carolina topiary artist shapes his own story

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Pour One Out for Threadgill’s

A veteran music writer and Threadgill’s regular pens an ode to the Austin institution that launched Janis Joplin—but is now closing its doors for good

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Soda Shop Time Machine

A North Carolina college-town landmark serves up perfect fries and three generations of family lore

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Inside a Hallowed Shotgun Hideaway

If you want to see some of the finest shotguns in the country, first you have to ask

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My Old Kentucky Store

A country outpost gives a poet an education no book could provide

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Ace Atkins’s Ode to a Mobile Bay Retreat

Conjuring the ghosts of summers past at the storied Grand Hotel

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Streetcar Sprints

How a New Orleans icon became a local’s unlikely training partner

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Moon Lake Memories

The decades dissolve in a flicker at Kathryn’s, an old-school Italian joint in the Mississippi Delta

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A Rack of Ribs Sent from Heaven

A Southern Maryland native revisits a barbecue shack that serves up a slab of memories

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Finding Home at a North Carolina Ballpark

A North Carolina novelist reflects on summer nights at the ballpark

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Rock of Ages: Chattanooga’s Rock City

Searching for the weird heart of a Tennessee roadside attraction

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Georgia’s Little Amazon

Finding adventure and solace on the Altamaha River

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Aw, Shuckers

Why the least-heralded bar on Biscayne Bay is exactly where you want to be