Emily Glaser

A native of North Carolina, Emily graduated from Davidson College in 2012 and immediately embarked on a years-long Californian adventure. With an undying habit of threading Southernisms into conversation and an aversion to eternal sunshine, she knew she would never feel at home in San Diego. And so Emily returned to the South. She now lives in her favorite town in America, Asheville, where she delights in antiquing, discovering coffee shops, and exploring the real outdoors—without all those palm trees.

Kate Freeman Clark: One Woman, Two Lives—and a Thousand Works of Art

Holly Springs, Mississippi

When Kate Freeman Clark died in 1957, few in Holly Springs even remembered she had once been an artist—and then the paintings started showing up

Out of the Miry Clay: The Inspiring Story of Augusta Savage

Green Cove Springs, Florida

With the wet clay she was given, she molded and shaped a life of her own choosing—regardless the accepted societal convention of the day

7 Top To-Do’s in Ravishing Asheville

Asheville, North Carolina

Asheville is certainly one of the most picturesque whistle-stops in the South, but, more than just a pretty face, this little city has the eats, arts, and brews to woo even the most stalwart sightseer

How Peanuts Saved the South

Tuskegee, Alabama

George Washington Carver pushed the peanut to prominence in the South—and saved the region

See Rock City: The Greatest Ad Campaign in the South

Chattanooga, Tennessee

Between God and his wife, they had come up with a fantastic creation—now all he had to do was figure out how to get folks to come see it

Cane River Cotton and the Old Oakland Plantation

Natchitoches, Louisiana

Two and a quarter centuries ago, one of America’s earliest cotton plantations set up shop near Natchitoches on the Cane River, and it thrives today as the South’s most authentic example of French Creole plantation life

Carolina Love Songs

North Carolina & South Carolina

Peppered among Billboard tunes about big cities and bustling sidewalks, you’ll find countless heartfelt odes to the beautiful lands of Caroline

The Literary Battles of Faulkner and Hemingway

Oxford, Mississippi

Faulkner and Hemingway dominated the literary scene of the early and mid-twentieth century, but their adverse styles were a point of contention and prideful conflict.

The Tale of the Texas Two-Step

Pasadena, Texas

Call it a hoedown, a barn dance, or square dancing, the Texas Two-Step has always been an integral part of the country-western dance scene.

The Making of Mark Twain

Hannibal, Missouri

Would Mark Twain have been Mark Twain without the name? It was another one of history’s close calls.

General Lee and Santa Claus

Lee was a shrewd general, yes, but also a kindhearted man with a love for children—as well as, apparently, a personal acquaintance with good ol’ St. Nick himself!

The Poinsettia’s Southern Progenitor

Greenville, South Carolina

When Joel Roberts Poinsett, an American diplomat and botanist on assignment in Mexico, first sighted a roadside poinsettia in 1828, he immediately sent cuttings back to his greenhouse in Greenville. The rest is history.