Five Southern Geniuses You Need To Know

History doesn’t always repeat itself. Just one year ago, our colleagues at Slate lamented a real exclusion. It asked an important question: “Why Are There No MacArthur Geniuses From the South.” It’s a piece worth reading, and one worth writing this past year.

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Tailgate Giveaway, Week 4: Coleman NXT 100 Gas Grill

Every Wednesday through college football season, we are giving away a tailgating necessity to help you create the ultimate Southern tailgate. Check in each week to see what it is and enter for a chance to win!

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A Very Jersey Thanksgiving: ‘Jersey Belle’ Episode 7 Recap

At this point, Jersey Belle contains more storylines than statewide stereotypes, but two dovetail nicely in this episode. It begins with Jaime explaining that she needs to head down to New Orleans because the mother of her potential adoptive child (whom, it should be noted, she’s met once) wants to have an abortion.

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This Texas Ranch Wedding Is As Rustic As It Is Beautiful

Today’s darling couple, Julianne and Matt, followed one of our favorite tips for planning a wedding on a tight budget: Get married at a venue that needs little decoration. The South is blessed with lots of amazing places to choose from, and while Julianne and Matt did add a few charming DIY details, they recall that Classic Oaks Ranch would […]

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Chef Jeff Is Back, Making Healthy Fare on ‘Flip My Food’

Southern fare is known for many things. Lightness doesn’t tend to be one of them—though, it should be noted, a nice bowl of Creole tomatoes is about as healthy as you can get. Still, it’s hard to dispute that we like our butter and creams.

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Exclusive Premiere: Dirty River Boys Play “Down By the River”

Self-branded as “outlaw-folk,” El Paso quartet Dirty River Boys serve traditional Texas folk music with a side of punk. Its newest, “Down By The River,” off the band’s self-titled album, is a perfect example of this juxtaposition.

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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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Why Smart People Plant Chinese Pistache

Chinese pistache is a very good tree. Smart people plant them, which means so should you. Now is the time to do so.

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Your Southern Contestants in the Miss America Pageant

If you’ve ever donned a gown made from a bedsheet swiped from your mother’s linen closet and paraded in front of the TV in September, then you were probably watching The Miss America Pageant. Sure, college football might be King in the South, but the beauty pageant is Queen.

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What You Didn’t See: Behind the Scenes on Our Apples of the South Story

When we wanted to learn more about the South’s heirloom apples as we planned our September issue, we knew exactly where to go: The Heritage Apple Orchard at Horne Creek Historical Farm in Pinnacle, North Carolina. At the turn of the 20th century, the South was the apple capital of the world. Hundreds of different kinds of apples—all with their […]

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