Arkansas

Brantley Farm #3: Tommy’s Flying Service

England, Arkansas

Mark Carter and photographer Jonathan Funk bring the world of farming into focus by looking at a skillful pilot’s part in bringing food to America’s tables

Step Aside, Boys: The Story of Hattie Caraway

Jonesboro, Arkansas

The first woman elected to the United States Senate, this outspoken Southern girl wasn’t such a “Silent Hattie” after all

Every Angler’s Tale: The Story of Forrest L. Wood and Ranger Boats

Flippin, Arkansas

From one little Ozark mountain town came the boat of many a fisherman’s dreams—all it took was for one Ozark fisherman to turn the dream into a reality

Brantley Farm #2: Sunlight on a Green Plant

England, Arkansas

Mark Carter joins Arkansas farmer Laudies Brantley for a planting-season tour in this second installment of the Brantley Farm series

Mascots of the SEC: Part One

Auburn, Alabama; Tuscaloosa, Alabama; Fayetteville, Arkansas

Few things get us Southerners quite as excited as seeing our team’s mascot sprint onto the field

Dorothy Matters

Providence, Arkansas

She has lived just about every last one of her 83 years in the same rural Arkansas farming community, and you can bet this strawberry-picking, egg-gathering, quilt-making mother of three has quite a story to tell

Brantley Farm #1: Going Forward

England, Arkansas

Soon the fields of Brantley Farming Co. will sprout rice, soybeans, cotton, and corn over more than 10,000 acres of prime Mississippi Delta farmland. The Brantleys preside over a third-generation farm on the Delta’s western fringes, just twenty-five miles east of Little Rock.

Seersucker and Sweet Tea: The Most Beautiful College Campuses in the South (Part 2)

Elon, NC; Sewanee, TN; Fayetteville, AR; Richmond, VA; St. Augustine, FL

The Southern college campus—a perfect blend of old and new: thoughtful but not rushed, gracious but a bit headstrong, a little wild but always polite—and beautiful

General Patrick Cleburne—the Confederacy’s Fighting Irishman

Franklin, Tennessee

Irish by birth and Southern by adoption, Pat Cleburne gave his life and risked his career fighting for the Confederacy

Seersucker and Sweet Tea: The Most Beautiful College Campuses in the South (Part 1)

Tuscaloosa, AL; Siloam Springs, AR; Winston-Salem, NC; Decatur, GA; Sarasota, FL

Here’s to that sanctum of sweet perfection, the Southern college campus

5 Southern Cities for Romance

Alexandria, VA; Charleston, SC; Knoxville, TN; Asheville, NC; Eureka Springs, AR

It doesn’t have to be a holiday for these towns to turn on the charm and set the mood for love

Stranded in the Southern Ditch: Paul Theroux’s Deep South

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Roger Sauls answers popular travel writer and novelist Theroux as he asks, “Can anything good come out of the South?”

Chili for Chilly Nights

Montgomery, Alabama

On a brisk day, it’s hard to do better than a warm bowl of chili

Well, Butter My Biscuits: Where to Get the Best Biscuits in the South

Athens, GA; Grenada, MS; Jasper, AR; Louisburg, NC; Charleston, SC; Nashville, TN; Fairhope, AL

Got a hankering for the best biscuits south of the Mason-Dixon Line? These diners and breakfast beacons won’t disappoint.

Growing Up in the Country: William Kemp, Jr. (as told to Nick House)

Texarkana, Arkansas

There are few things better than a “growin’-up” story straight out of the mouth of one generation and into the ear of another

5 Can’t Miss Things to Do in Hot Springs

Hot Springs, Arkansas

Spa City, once a favorite hangout for the Al Capones of the early twentieth century, is still the favorite for the thousands of visitors coming to feel the thermal waters and catch a glimpse of a bygone era

Infamous Southerners: Part Four

Ash Grove, Missouri; Jackson County, Missouri; Van Buren, Arkansas

A mother who loves her boys, a church-going “deacon” who neither smokes nor drinks, a Wild West showman and author. Don’t sound much like the South’s worst outlaws, do they?