Blue Ridge Parkway Vistas

With the start of school and dwindling of summer days, we’ve started looking ahead to fall and the soon-to-be glory of autumn down South (read: temperatures lower than 100 degrees).

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The Best Dish of Summer? Hint: It’s Easy as Pie

Atlantic. Beach. Pie. If you’re going to make one dessert before summer’s end, this is the one. Now blowing with hurricane-strength force winds, the story behind this humble storm of cracker crumb crust, citrus custard filling, and waves of whipped cream slowly began to pick up momentum in 2011.

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20-Minute Recipe: Seashore Dinner

Every week, Caroline Wright creates simple, civilized recipes for Food52 that feed four — for under $20, in under 20 minutes. Today: A dinner that encapsulates the best parts of the seashore (and leaves the sand behind). 

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Exclusive Premiere: Colony House Cover Johnny Cash and June Carter Covering Bob Dylan

What’s the easiest way to pay homage to Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, and June Carter in one sitting? It’s a question only Colony House can answer. The Nashville band, which released its debut record When I Was Younger this past July, is pretty hot right now.

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22 Reasons BuzzFeed Should Spend More Time in the South

Presuming the obvious–that all of you are somehow connected to the belles and bourbons of Southern culture, be it through a Facebook feed full of seersucker, a predilection toward fried okra, or a monthly viewing of Fried Green Tomatoes–you’ve probably seen BuzzFeed’s new list: “22 Words That Have a Totally Different Meaning in the South.”

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Survive the Dog Days of Watering

Woof! It’s hot! It’s dry! And if you’re like Grumpy, you’re SICK TO DEATH of watering all of your plants day after day, only to come back the next day and have them looking wilted and pathetic like you were never were there. Here’s how you can keep them alive and looking presentable without running up a $1,000 watering bill.

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Southern Street Art You Don’t Want To Miss

When visiting Southern cities, you don’t have to set foot inside a museum to get a taste for the area’s artistic endeavors. A stroll down the right street can lead you to murals and public art installations that were inspired by the city’s history and culture.

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Chart: Prepping for School vs. Prepping for Work

For the first time in some 18 years, I will not go back to school this month. It’s strange to abandon all back-to-school traditions for the first time and to plow through the transition from summer to autumn without the official marking of the first day of school.

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Watch JT, Luke Bryan, George Bush, and More Take the Ice Bucket Challenge

If you own a computer and a set of eyes, you’re familiar with the Ice Bucket Challenge (though you may know it as the #ICEBUCKETCHALLENGE). It’s a clever method of raising both awareness and money to support those suffering from ALS, often known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

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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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