Mascots of the SEC: Part Three

Jackson, Mississippi; Oxford, Mississippi; Columbia, Missouri; Columbia, South Carolina

Bullies, controversy, fighting chickens, and a little bit of Civil War history. Always expect the unexpected in the Southeastern Conference, especially when it comes to mascots.

Eudora Welty: Novelist as Poet, Poet as Novelist

Jackson, Mississippi

Successfully merging two genres, Welty forged a new kind of prose vocabulary, in which touches of poetry worked themselves into almost every paragraph

An Alabama Gulf Coast Getaway

Orange Beach, Alabama

In need of a beach vacation? It’s time you made your way down to one of the best spots on the Gulf, where Alabama, Florida, and Mississippi all converge to make one great coastline.

Buttermilk Makes It Better: Pork Chops with B-milk Gravy

Montgomery, Alabama

Biscuits, fried chicken, cornbread—you can make them all without buttermilk, but only buttermilk pushes them to be their best

The Island in the Man: Walter Anderson and Horn Island

Ocean Springs, Mississippi

If any man’s life ever refuted the notion that no man is an island, it was the life of the Mississippi artist Walter Anderson

5 of the Best Drives in the South

Some may get their kicks on Route 66, but those familiar with the Southern U.S. know the South has several routes worthy of a song

A Weekend in Oxford

Oxford, Mississippi

A weekend in Oxford, Mississippi, is full of literature, history, food, and—in the fall—SEC football!

Silver and the South: Oxford’s Controversial History Professor

Oxford, Mississippi

James Silver was ahead of his times, and, not surprisingly, that got him in trouble at the University of Mississippi in the turbulent early 1960’s.

Bob Dylan and Oxford Town

Oxford, Mississippi

It was a difficult time of radical change, but the music of Bob Dylan was there to help usher it in

Beyond William Faulkner: The Other Oxford Authors

Oxford, Mississippi

Faulkner will likely remain the greatest literary name attached to Oxford, but what about these other greats?

In the Footsteps of Faulkner

Oxford, Mississippi

Roughly 25,000 visitors a year make their way to Rowan Oak, some hoping for a little Faulkner magic to rub off in the process

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.

4 Surprising Facts about Ole Miss

Oxford, Mississippi

As with all universities, the University of Mississippi has a few quirks and hidden gems waiting for those who are willing to dig a bit deeper

The Power of One: James Meredith and the March Against Fear

Memphis, Tennessee

It is a common misconception that a single man can make little difference. Nothing proves this so incontrovertibly false as James Meredith’s March Against Fear.

Southern Ruins

Port Gibson, Mississippi; Yemassee, South Carolina; Hilton Head, South Carolina; Elmodel, Georgia

Remnants of a time gone by, these Southern ruins and abandoned homes remind us that nothing lasts forever

Great Grapes: Scuppernongs and Other Muscadines

Quitman, Mississippi

Scuppernongs make you work for even the tiniest taste—but, boy, is it worth it

All Hail the Monarch!

Keep your eyes peeled for this month’s monarchs—they’re about to undergo the journey of a lifetime.