Arts

The Making of Mark Twain

Hannibal, Missouri

Would Mark Twain have been Mark Twain without the name? It was another one of history’s close calls.

4 Guitarists Who Changed Southern Music (Part 2): Scotty Moore

Gadsden, Tennessee

Not just Southern music—Scotty Moore’s guitar in the shadow of Elvis changed the future of rock and roll, and the world of music has never been the same

The Alabama Theatre

Birmingham, Alabama

Saved by a hair from complete destruction, Birmingham’s beautiful Alabama Theatre remains one of the South’s best examples of the impact a state’s architecture has on its culture

Princeton’s Timely Creative Renaissance

Princeton, West Virginia

Ever since the coal industry changed, this coal-built mountain town has been mining it’s native spunk and creativity to add beauty on top of beauty

Christmas in Florida: Saint Augustine’s Festive Lights and Sights

Saint Augustine, Florida

Despite the lack of very conventional Christmas-y weather, Florida has plenty of Christmas traditions all its own

The Story of Country Music in Tennessee

Bristol, Nashville, and Memphis, Tennessee

With ancestry as deep as Scotland’s dales, today’s international country music scene was bred and born in Tennessee

The Homecoming: The Waltons’ Christmas Eve Story

Schuyler, Virginia

A whole generation of Americans grew to love the stories of a Virginia family during the Great Depression after the showing of this Christmas movie

Christmas at an American Castle

Asheville, North Carolina

The Biltmore is unquestionably the closest America has come to a palace, and there’s no time like the holidays to visit this grand home

Christmas Time’s A-Comin’: Bluegrass Music’s Greatest Christmas Song

Coahoma, Texas

Memories of Christmas back home in Texas inspired a research scientist in New England to write a bluegrass hit

Town Overnight: The Story of Stunning Guthrie, Oklahoma’s First Capital

Guthrie, Oklahoma

Once the center of all things Oklahoma, Guthrie remains to this day one of the loveliest Victorian towns in the South

Love and Furniture: Atomic Furnishing & Design

Asheville, North Carolina

It was love at first sight that brought Todd and Megan Walsh together—the sight of a good deal on some mid-century furniture, that is

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