Author to Author: Lee Smith asks Beth Macy about Factory Man

If glowing reviews are any indication, Virginia author Beth Macy’s debut book Factory Man may be one of the most talked-about nonfiction books of the season. “This is Ms. Macy’s first book, but it’s in a class with other runaway debuts like Laura Hillenbrand’s Seabiscuit and Katherine Boo’s Behind the Beautiful Forevers,” wrote Janet Maslin in The New York Times.

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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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Five Days, Five Dinners: July 14-18

Weeknight chaos can make putting a home-cooked meal on the table a daunting task. Don’t fret—we’ve designed this handy weeknight meal planner to help you stress less and chill out more. By using a few key ingredients and giving new life to leftovers, you can serve a delicious meal each night no matter what.

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Just Try To Kill Nandina!

One of the first of many commands my wife gave me after we got married was to rip up all the nandinas in front of my house. “It makes the house look abandoned,” she stated. “If you don’t do it, I will.”

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The Most Mouthwatering Meals from Morgan Murphy’s Roadtrip (In Photos)

Morgan Murphy has the job everyone wishes they had. He’s driving–and eating–his way across the country in search of the best food shacks, diners, and restaurants off the beaten path. In fact, that’s the name of his book series for Southern Living, Off The Eaten Path, and he’s researching the third installment now.

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How Do You Eliminate Lionfish, the Kudzu of the Sea? Cook It.

We’re been hearing about an outlaw wreaking havoc along the Southern coast. He goes by lionfish, a spiny invasive species that is threatening the ecosystem of the Gulf. Voracious eaters, they’ve flooded local waters in recent years, competing at the feed trough with native snapper and grouper. Various seafood coalitions are doing battle with the fish with trap, cage, stun gun, […]

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20 Minute Dinner: Cheesy Grilled Peach Tartines

Every week, Caroline Wright creates simple, civilized recipes for Food52 that feed four — for under $20, in under 20 minutes.

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Five Wedding Photographers You Should Know in Texas

Our Blue Ribbon Vendor Directory is chock-full of the best wedding vendors a bride (or groom) south of the Mason-Dixon could ask for. We’ll be highlighting a few of our favorites over the next few weeks, starting with Texas!

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Which Southerners Will Take Home Emmys?

From Houston, Texas to Monroe, Georgia, more than a few Southern states were represented in the actors and actresses nominated for the 66th annual Emmy Awards, announced this morning. New Orleans deserves a little spotlight as well, having served as the location for American Horror Story – Coven, which is up for Outstanding Miniseries.

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5 of the Strangest Fun Runs in the South

What better time to go for a run than the middle of another sweltering summer in the South? Uhh … oh, yeah. Anytime, ever, anywhere. Still, we suit up in track shoes and tutus–I don’t get it either–and take to the parks, trails, streets, and spillways for a heart-pounding workout, often followed by some brew-pounding to boot.

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