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From The Road: A Picture Is Worth A Trip to Staunton

One of the greatest joys of traveling is stumbling across the gems that make our region so special. On a recent trip to Staunton, Virginia our staff photographer Gary Clark caught wind that the small town is home to the only dedicated camera-museum in the United States that is open to the public.

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The Bee’s Knees: Cows on Parade, South’s Best Shindig & Beyonce Goes Texas

An artistic parade of cows in North Carolina. The cows have finally come home. CowParade, the world’s largest public art exhibit, which originated in Switzerland in 1998, reached the Tar Heel State yesterday with local artists putting a Southern spin on 150 fiberglass cow statues taking over the area.

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The Bee’s Knees: What Has Us Buzzing This Week

Our inboxes overflow with news of all the great things Southerners are doing. Each week, we’ll loop you into the conversation with the Bee’s Knees, a round-up of the coolest things that have us talking. This week: a storm outage that created D.C. newest beer, Austin Fashion Week, and a hunt-inspired tie collection

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North Carolina’s Secret Beach Mailbox

Photo courtesy North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands Like a barbecue joint on a back road, some of the best things in the South are well-kept secrets. On a beach tucked between busy Wilmington, North Carolina, and bustling Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, stands another little-known treasure: a lone mailbox stuffed full of hopes and wishes from people all around the world. The […]

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Southern Film Premiere: Beasts of the Southern Wild

Beasts of the Southern Wild—this year’s Sundance Grand Jury Prize Winner—debuts in theatres (with limited release) tomorrow, June 27. Filmed in the Louisiana bayou by New Orleans-based filmmaker, Benh Zeitlin, the film stars Quvenzhané Wallis from Houma, Louisiana as Hushpuppy, and Dwight Henry (of the famed Buttermilk Drop Bakery and Café in New Orleans) as her father, Wink. In the film, […]

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Warhol and Cars: American Icons Exhibit at the Birmingham Museum of Art

Photo: Courtesy of Cory Bordonaro Rev your engines to go see “Warhol and Cars: American Icons”—on display from June 24-September 16th at the Birmingham Musuem of Art. Organized by the Montclair Art Museum in New Jersey, the exhibit features over 40 drawings, paintings, and photographs spanning Andy Warhol’s artistic career between 1946 and 1986. Photo: Courtesy of Birmingham Musuem of […]

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Atlanta’s Indie Craft Experience This Weekend

 Photo Courtesy of LeahandMark.com Craft-lovers converge this weekend (June 2-3, from 11am-6pm) for the 14th Indie Craft Experience (ICE) at the Ambient Plus Studio on the Southside of Atlanta. A juried selection of over 80 Southeastern artists (including the likes of Concrete Lace letterpress, Beautiful Briny Sea small-batch culinary salts, and Ivey & Me Apparel) will come bearing their wares for […]

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‘The World in a Skillet’ Book Tour

In their new book, The World in a Skillet: A Food Lover’s Tour of the New American South out March 24, authors and husband-wife team Paul and Angela Knipple explore the ever-changing state of Southern foodways. The couple spent three years eating their way through the South; collecting recipes and stories from first-generation immigrants. From Pastel de Choclo—a Bolivian-style corn pie similar […]

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Gainesville Fashion Week Celebrates 5th Season

This is a guest post written by Maghan McDowell, Editorial Director of INsite Gainesville. Maghan was a co-host of Gainesville Fashion Week runway shows and events. Stay connected to Gainesville’s style and entertainment scene at INsiteGainesville.com  On the runway, photo by Sujie Wu for INsite Gainesville This weekend saw the final days of runway shows and festivities for the fifth […]

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Art Around the South: Virginia’s Picasso Exhibit

  This month 176 pieces from Pablo Picasso’s personal collection come to the South via the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. From February 15 through May 19, visitors of the museum can admire sculptures, paintings, etchings and drawings taken from the Musée National Picasso, Paris – the largest and most significant collection of the Picasso’s work in the world. Some […]

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