Talk of the South


Readers’ Choice: Favorite Scenic Southern Roadways

G&G readers share the picturesque paths they take over the river and through the woods, and maybe even to grandmother’s house

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What’s in a (Dog’s) Name?

G&G readers share the stories and inspiration behind their pets’ monikers

Arts & Culture

Five-Word Stories About Stifling Southern Summers 

Our readers sum up the South’s muggy months with brief tales of sunset swims, lightweight linen, icy imbibements, and more

Arts & Culture

What Mama Taught Me

Proper etiquette, dating advice, and unwavering patience were just a few of the life lessons readers learned from their mothers

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Childhood Memories: The Family Pet That Started It All

A patient kitty, a pair of ducklings, and a pup of “unfortunate breeding” were just a few of our readers’ first animal companions

Arts & Culture

You Never Forget Your First Set of Wheels

G&G readers recall the sometimes-imperfect-but-always-beloved cars and trucks that got them on the road

Arts & Culture

Readers’ Choice: The South’s Best Independent Bookstores

G&G readers share their treasured book repositories and reading nooks around the South


F1 Driver Logan Sargeant Sets the Pace

The Floridian hits the grid as Formula One’s sole American driver

Food & Drink

The Hot (Or Cold) Question: What’s the Best Way to Eat an Oyster?

Fire or ice? Readers weigh in


In the Briefing Room with CNN’s Kaitlan Collins

The chief White House correspondent never misses a beat (or an Alabama game)


Rare Pairs of Footwear from Miami

Miami’s Alepel collaborates with artists to create truly singular shoes


Custom Hats Created the Bygone Cowboy Way

Shorty Koger honors a lost art at her Oklahoma City hattery


A Virginia Artist’s Unusual Canvases

Hillary Waters Fayle ties together embroidery and nature in her Richmond studio


Geraldine Brooks Rides a Horse for the Ages

Her new novel traces an incomparable equine down the stretch of history


Actor Kelvin Harrison Jr. Is on Key

The rising star can swing from New Orleans jazz to Hollywood’s latest hit without skipping a beat

Arts & Culture

What Is the Scent of the South?

Our noses know honeysuckle, magnolia, fried chicken, and…

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Readers Recall Their Most Memorable Childhood Gifts

Bicycles, dolls, hand-made presents, and more that made the holidays special

Sporting Scene

Restoring Classic Side-by-Sides

A North Carolinian readies vintage guns for new days in the field


J. Smith-Cameron on Success and Succession

The HBO show’s scene-stealer makes all the right moves

Good Dog

To the Dog I Loved First

Because you never forget the name of your first best friend