Table Talk: It’s Time To Put Down the Cell Phones

Last fall, I stayed at the 21c Museum Hotel in Cincinnati while in town to shoot musician Valerie June just across the river in Newport, Kentucky. In the hotel lobby, an art installation by Rachel Lee Hovnanian called Dinner for Two* occupied the space just off the reception desk.

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Jimmy Fallon Celebrates Chef David Chang’s New DC Restaurant with Wing Eating Contest

Last week on The Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon and David Chang celebrated the chef announcing a new restaurant in his hometown of Washington, D.C., with a chicken wing contest. While it begs the question why we don’t celebrate more life events with wing eating contests, we couldn’t be more excited to have the momofuku mastermind move Southward, especially if he […]

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Wedding Bells and Choppers: ‘Jersey Belle’ Episode 3

The third episode of Jersey Belle finds a group of friends in different stages in life. One’s celebrating her third wedding, about to head into the skies on a chopper, while another’s hoping to meet a new man. One’s gunning for a fourth child, while friend is still trying for her first.

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Jack White Called It: Benjamin Booker, Genius

The past year has been a big one for Benjamin Booker: handpicked by Jack White to open for him on tour, appearance on Letterman and Conan, and, today, the release of his debut album, one surrounded by some serious (and well-deserved) buzz.

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Breaking: Taylor Swift Announces New Album via Live Stream

The Nashville-dwelling Taylor Swift announced a new record this afternoon via a Yahoo! News / ABC News live stream. The record, named 1989 for the year she was born, will hit shelves in October. The cover? A Polaroid of Taylor with handwritten “T.S. 1989″ underneath.

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Exclusive Video Premiere: “And We Danced” by Seven Handle Circus

What’s from Atlanta, produced by Better Than Ezra‘s Tom Drummond, and creates soaring Southern folk rock? If you guessed Seven Handle Circus, then you’re already excited for Shadows On the Wall, the band’s highly anticipated new release in October.

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Hugh Acheson Wants You To Can It Forward

Hugh Acheson didn’t invent canning, but he’s revolutionized it. The high priest of pickling has been jarring up fresh takes on classic flavors since he started his first restaurant 5 & 10 in Athens, Georgia, and has brought new attention to a Southern artform.

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5 Things You Need To Know in the South Right Now

Every Monday we bring you the Southern Living Hot List, a roundup of the five latest and greatest things to hit the South. Consider it your weekly update on our region’s most buzzworthy food, culture, and style news. 

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Jay D. Ducote Creates Louisiana Barbecue Sauce

Sometimes it can be hard not to think Louisiana cuisine was forged by earth’s hottest fires. Every table of deliciously spicy jambalaya or blackened redfish is replete with a variety of hot sauces: Crystal, Tabasco, Louisiana, Mindy’s, etc.

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5 Bugs I’d Wipe Off the Face of the Earth

Mercy has always been one of Grumpy’s most endearing traits, but not when it comes to these five bad bugs. If the Big Guy granted me absolute power, I’d exterminate every single one of them right now.

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