Arts

First Boys of Spring: How Spring Training Sprung Up in Hot Springs

Hot Springs, Arkansas

You may not know this, but roughly half of Baseball’s Hall of Famers did spring training at this little resort city in Arkansas

Monroeville and the Mockingbird

Monroeville, Alabama

Take the trek to Monroeville, Alabama, to learn more about famed writer Harper Lee, and do it soon. Spring is the time to get the most out of a sojourn to “Alabama’s Literary Capital,” since the annual production of the To Kill a Mockingbird play is put on each April and May.

Charleston, South Carolina: The Enduring Charm of the Gem of the Colonies

Charleston, South Carolina

It’s tempting to say Charleston has come a long way since its humble beginnings, but the truth is it’s exactly where its founders planned for it to be all along

Patsy Cline and Country Music’s Saddest Day

Winchester, Virginia

Over 50 years after her tragic death on March 5, 1963, Patsy Cline remains one of the greatest female singers of all time

7 Books Every Southerner Should Read

Roger Sauls offers an inventory of of some of the South’s intellectual wellsprings, underscoring not only the South’s world-class literary status but its pride-borne uniqueness as well

Carolina Love Songs

North Carolina & South Carolina

Peppered among Billboard tunes about big cities and bustling sidewalks, you’ll find countless heartfelt odes to the beautiful lands of Caroline

The Literary Battles of Faulkner and Hemingway

Oxford, Mississippi

Faulkner and Hemingway dominated the literary scene of the early and mid-twentieth century, but their adverse styles were a point of contention and prideful conflict.

What the South Taught This Yankee

If he or she travels enough or lives long enough in the South, even a Yankee can start to catch on to some of the, ahem, particularities of Southern living

MacClenny’s Heritage Village

MacClenny, Florida

What began as this small Southern town’s modest restoration of their train depot has grown into a full-scale reproduction of century-ago village life

The Tale of the Texas Two-Step

Pasadena, Texas

Call it a hoedown, a barn dance, or square dancing, the Texas Two-Step has always been an integral part of the country-western dance scene.

Gee’s Bend, Alabama

Boykin, Alabama

Strong and determined like the river that quilts their tiny community, the creative folks of Gee’s Bend have a story to tell—and a good way of telling it.

Asheville Folk

Asheville, North Carolina

It’s a community of collaborators—photographers, painters, writers, musicians, hikers, entrepreneurs, foodies, and other folk—who have found the mountains of Asheville the ideal place for work and home