Local

The South by Night: The Revolution of Modern Lighting

Savannah, Georgia

In the past, when darkness fell, the world changed—until men could find clever means of bringing illumination into their homes

They Called Them Feist: The Southern Breed of Dogs

Texarkana, Arkansas

Once the most common dog found in these parts, these short, energetic, scrappy canines have played a prominent role in the history and literature of the South

5 Things for the Arts and Crafts Lover in Berea

Berea, Kentucky

Known as the Folk Arts and Crafts Capital of Kentucky, Berea is a cultural mecca where artisans come to shine, thrive, and show off a little too

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.

Fall Festivals in the Heart of Florida

McIntosh, Florida; Micanopy, Florida

Autumn may be a bit warmer in Florida than in the rest of the South, but that doesn’t keep her from hosting some fantastic fall festivals celebrating Old Florida’s community-centered harvest time

The Texas State Fair and a Century of Good Ol’ Fashioned Rivalry

Dallas, Texas

Texans love to go big in everything they do, and their State Fair is no exception—and the best part of it all? The annual win-or-die OU/Texas game, of course.

Ghostly Graveyards and Cemetery Lore of the South

Micanopy and Lulu, Florida

Who needs Hollywood horror or contrived “haunted houses”? Southerners have been getting sufficiently creeped out for a long time with just good old-fashioned ghosty graveyards

The Search for Scarlett

Atlanta, Georgia

We all associate Scarlett O’Hara with the raven curls and feline grin of Vivien Leigh, but the visage of our most famous belle was almost a different one entirely

The South’s Most Haunted City? Savannah, to Be Sure

Savannah, Georgia

One of the oldest cities in America, Savannah has this ghost thing in the bag—parks, cemeteries, houses, and hospitals that look beautiful by day—and will totally creep you out by night

“Come and Take It”

Gonzales, Texas

In defiance of Mexico’s tyrannical Santa Anna, the little town of Gonzales became the powder keg to ignite the war for Texas independence.

A Weekend in Oxford

Oxford, Mississippi

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

Henry Clay Lewis and the Rise of Southern Gothic Literature

Savannah, Georgia

The prestige and grandeur of the antebellum South, plunged into the chaos and ruin of the War and its aftermath, provided the perfect setting for one of America’s most unique genres of the literary arts