Sarah Glaser

Raised in the piedmont of North Carolina by unforgivably Northern parents, Sarah Glaser developed an early love of the South that was at once unconditional and honest. She attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she was free to indulge her passion for both the written word and the Southern region, graduating with honors in English and spending two years breathlessly wandering among stacks of primary source documents while working in the university's Southern Historical Collection. Today she resides in Memphis, Tennessee, where she wallows happily in a sea of books as an assistant librarian at the Memphis Public Library, runs, writes, rock climbs, and shamelessly does everything in her power to elicit a giggle from her (adorable) one-year-old niece.

Lions, Libraries, and Uncommon Chambers: Inside Monticello

Charlottesville, Virginia

Jefferson’s home still has a few tricks up her sleeve

The Joy of Southern Speech: Weights and Measures

Southern colloquialisms can cause quite a bit of consternation, but lucky for you, we’ve assembled a guide

That’s Just the Luck o’ th’Irish, Ya’ll

Think the luck of the Irish is reserved for our blustery neighbors to the north? Better think again.

A Feast for the Senses: Charleston, West Virginia

Charleston, West Virginia

It’s no secret that West Virginia is a feast for the senses, but we like to think that the state’s capital is especially so

A Fair Hope of Success

Fairhope, Alabama

Tax law is not, as a general rule, an inspiring subject. For the good folks of Fairhope, Alabama, however, it’s nothing less than the reason for their existence.

A Gentleman’s Game: The Art of Quail

Thomasville, Georgia

Welcome to the gentlemen’s club on wheels

Birmingham Rising: Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail”

Birmingham, Alabama

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Jailhouse Manifesto embodies the eloquent grace and fire of the man and city it sought to represent.

The Cobra Blues

Springfield, Missouri

Some stories are so outlandish that they simply must be true

How Sweet It Is: The Contented-Cow Cheese of Sweet Grass Dairy

Thomasville, Georgia

Thomasville’s Sweet Grass Dairy is here to change the way you think about cheese

4 Ways Thomasville Transforms Tradition

Thomasville, Georgia

A town founded on revolutionizing tradition may seem a non sequitur for some, but for the folks of Thomasville, Georgia, it’s just a way of life

Christmas Comes but Twice a Year: Old Christmas in the Outer Banks

Rodanthe, North Carolina

Visit North Carolina’s Outer Banks around the end of December, and you’ll find that Christmas comes not once a year, but twice

The Art of Southern Christmas: Part One

Ever wonder why we put citrus in our stockings? Why the Outer Banks celebrate Christmas twelve days late? Find the history behind five of the South’s most perplexing Christmas traditions here.

5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Springfield

Springfield, Missouri

Come discover what lies just off the beaten path of the Main Street of America

3 Ways to Fall for Frederick

Frederick, Maryland

Come soak up the splendor of the season in Frederick, Maryland

Earnestine & Hazel’s

Memphis, Tennessee

From pharmacy to café to bordello to bar, Earnestine and Hazel’s many incarnations provide the perfect backdrop for local lore, tall tales, and good old-fashioned ghost stories.

First and Foremost: Athens, Georgia

Athens, Georgia

Athens has long led the way for the state, the country, and even the world

Finding Your Fayetteville

Fayetteville, Arkansas

Whether you’re a history buff or a culinary enthusiast, this Arkansas gem has something to please