Arts

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

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

Kate Freeman Clark: One Woman, Two Lives—and a Thousand Works of Art

Holly Springs, Mississippi

When Kate Freeman Clark died in 1957, few in Holly Springs even remembered she had once been an artist—and then the paintings started showing up

The Great American Pyramid and the Bass Pro to Beat Them All

Memphis, Tennessee

Old World Egypt ain’t got nothing on us—our pyramids have stuff inside you can ride, eat, and buy

Out of the Miry Clay: The Inspiring Story of Augusta Savage

Green Cove Springs, Florida

With the wet clay she was given, she molded and shaped a life of her own choosing—regardless the accepted societal convention of the day

8 Great Books on Charleston History

Charleston, South Carolina

Perhaps no other single city in the whole of the South has as lengthy and crucial a history in relation to the rest of the South’s evolution than Charleston, South Carolina

4 Guitarists Who Changed Southern Music (Part 1): Chet Atkins

Luttrell, Tennessee

If Chet Atkins’ only accomplishment had been creating the Nashville Sound, he would still have changed the course of music

Ma Rainey, Mother of the Blues

Columbus, Georgia

Defying the odds, Ma Rainey laid a foundation for all the blues-singing women who followed in her wide wake

7 Top To-Do’s in Ravishing Asheville

Asheville, North Carolina

Asheville is certainly one of the most picturesque whistle-stops in the South, but, more than just a pretty face, this little city has the eats, arts, and brews to woo even the most stalwart sightseer

A Southern Easter: White Shoes, Dogwood Blooms, and Egg Hunts on the Courthouse Lawn

Easter in the South may look a lot like Easter everywhere, but then again, as in other things, it has always had its own distinctives too

By Dawn’s Early Light: A Visit to God’s Acre

Bethania, North Carolina

Discover the magic of an eeaaarly morning Moravian Easter service in the Winston-Salem of a half-century ago

The Writings of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

Cross Creek, Florida

Author of The Yearling, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings caught the nation’s attention with her glimpse of the rural Florida folk and their iconic struggles with life, living, suffering, and love