Mississippi

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.

Entering Yoknapatawpha County: Where to Begin with Faulkner

Oxford, Mississippi

William Faulkner is one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century, but getting into his writings is not easy

The Dismal Fourth of July, 1863

Vicksburg, Mississippi

The day typically celebrated for America’s Declaration of Independence was once the day on which the South mourned its hopes of attaining its own independence

Faulkner’s Worlds: Oxford and Yoknapatawpha

Oxford, Mississippi

William Faulkner looked into his own home town and Southern roots to create a literary world that won him a Nobel Prize in Literature and ongoing fame as an author

Going Down the Shady Side of the Mountain: William Alexander Percy’s Lanterns on the Levee

Greenville, Mississippi

Children of the Delta, the Percy family displayed nearly two centuries of notable literary achievement, and its peak was found in the poetry and memoir of 20th-century’s William Alexander Percy and the novels and philosophical writings of his beloved cousin Walker