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BOOKS & MUSIC

How Fighting Brain Cancer Led Me To The CMA Awards

As a St.Jude patient, I have met more than 33 country music stars. One of my favorite experiences began at ...
A SOUTHERN STORY

My Southern and Vietnamese Accent Tells Part Of My Story

As a little girl living in Vietnam, I remember playing around and packing a small backpack. My mom would ask ...
FASHION & STYLE

Will Technology Kill The Streetwear Market?

Cop or drop? This is a common question among limited streetwear enthusiasts across the country asking whether one should buy ...
FASHION & STYLE

Interior Designers See Southern Style Changing

The South embraces several interior design styles, including shabby chic, bohemian, contemporary and coastal. These are among the top searched ...
SPORTS & RECREATION

Why I’m Passionate About Deep Sea Fishing

My favorite place in the South is not on land. It is 30 miles south of Orange Beach, Alabama in ...
RACE, CLASS & GENDER

An Exploration of Women in Power Within the Southern States

When CityLab.com collected data and graded each state based on multiple factors about the well-being of women, including work opportunities ...
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Experimental Aviation Association Elevates Flying

The Experimental Aviation Association was founded in 1953 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin by Paul H. Poberezny. It now has more than ...
SPORTS & RECREATION

Why Don’t You Just Go Away, Take A Hike?

I am from Southern Ohio, and I have experience hiking there and in many other parts of the country. I ...
A SOUTHERN STORY

Life Is More Interesting With English And Southern Roots

Growing up in the South was a different experience for me compared to most people, and that is because my ...
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

SARA Continues To Explore The Skies

For centuries, humans have grown increasingly curious of what lies in the vast unknown that is outer space. In 1989, ...
RACE, CLASS & GENDER

Most LGBT Discrimination Still In Deep South

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights in the United States have significantly increased over the past 15 years. In ...
YONDER

Explore Cliffs And Cafes On Italy’s Amalfi Coast

The Amalfi Coast extends 31 miles along Italy’s Southern peninsula. This coastline offers beautiful towns, turquoise water, and colorful, breathtaking ...
YONDER

Find More Than Mystic Pizza In This Connecticut Town

In 1988, Julia Roberts served pizzas in the quiet little seaside town of Mystic, Connecticut, starring in one of her ...
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Municipalities Will Face Future Ransomware Attacks

The idea that your computer can be locked down and held hostage by a remote attack seems closer to the ...
YONDER

Skip Hollywood, Experience The Beauty of Laguna Beach

The art scene in Laguna makes it the perfect haven for artists and home to the world famous Pageant of ...
TRAVEL, ADVENTURE & EXPLORATION

Check out Chattanooga’s Natural Wonders

Chattanooga is known for its many excursions and attractions, including the mountains. The views are breathtaking. There are many spots you ...
FOOD & DRINK

Visit Arkansas For Hot Springs And Hot Barbecue

Hot Springs, Arkansas - the home of Oaklawn race tracks and the famous bathhouses used by many of the rich ...
FOOD & DRINK

Nashville – A Foodie Town Offering More Than Music

Nashville has seen tremendous growth in recent years, and it's known for many things. However, many fail to realize that ...
A SOUTHERN STORY

How To Become A True Southern Cowgirl

Before I was even born in Dallas, I was put on the waiting list for an all girls camp called ...
TRAVEL, ADVENTURE & EXPLORATION

Don’t Overlook Augusta, Georgia’s Southern Charm

From its unique downtown atmosphere to scenic spots, such as the Augusta National Golf Club and the Phinizy Center & ...
FILM & TELEVISION

Vintage Video: Beasts Of The Southern Wild Review

In Beasts of the Southern Wild, a young girl named Hushpuppy, played by Quvenzhane Wallis, lives in an impoverished community off ...
YONDER

Penguin Plunge Into Scenic Vermont This Winter

A place that could offer a surprisingly fun culture shock for Southerners is  Vermont. Known as the Green Mountain State, ...
FASHION & STYLE

Monogram Madness Dates Back To Charlemagne

Growing up in Texas, I have seen and experienced many Southern trends, but nothing compares to monogram obsession. The art ...
A SOUTHERN STORY

My Southern Journey From Ocean To Mountain

While I have been lucky to live in four states in the South, I have been even more fortunate to ...
POLITICS & ISSUES

All Southern States Have Primary Seatbelt Laws

The Governor's Highway Safety Association reports that 34 states, including all Southern states, have primary seatbelt laws that vary regarding what seat is ...
RACE, CLASS & GENDER

My Dixie Childhood Was Spent Under An Old Oak

My childhood was a strange love child of authors Wilson Rawls and Katherine Paterson. I was born on the banks ...
SPORTS & RECREATION

Hunters Should Aim To Visit Quail Creek Plantation

Quail Creel Plantation is a landscape in South Florida that features wildlife galore. From the famous Osceola turkey to endless ...
BUSINESS & INNOVATION

Building Management Skills During A Summer at Sardis

By late June, I knew what I was doing. I exhilarated pure confidence on the dock. I knew our rental ...
FASHION & STYLE

Game Day Fashion? It’s a Southern Thing

Doesn't everyone get dressed up for game day? Apparently the answer is no, and it's something that may be unique ...
FOOD & DRINK

New Restaurant Species Cowfish Spotted In South

Located in Birmingham, Charlotte, Raleigh and Orlando, the first time I tried The Cowfish was at their previous Atlanta location, ...
FILM & TELEVISION

Take A Film Location Journey Through The South

Many movie fanatics travel to New York or Los Angeles to visit the sets of their favorite movies. While both ...
RACE, CLASS & GENDER

Southern Schools Failing To Support Minority Students

Particularly in the South, a history of racism and social inequities have resulted in a persistent hierarchy which has cost ...
A SOUTHERN STORY

Sports Is Family Affair When Your Cousin Plays In The ...

I grew up with many adopted cousins from all over the world, and my family never thought of any of ...
TRAVEL, ADVENTURE & EXPLORATION

Naples Is A Beach Oasis With Wildlife and Unique Cuisine

Not far down the beach, fishermen excitedly reel in the catch of the day. A young girl struggles to stand ...
BOOKS & MUSIC

History of Blues Music Leads Back to ‘Natchez’

While icons like Beyoncé and Rob Schneider’s daughter, Elle King, have been bringing the blues back to top hits, down ...
BOOKS & MUSIC

Small Town Boy Takes His Turn At 65 South

Reid Haughton recently signed a deal with 65 South, a recording label known for bringing fame to country singers, such ...
BUSINESS & INNOVATION

Varsity Spirit Scores By Diversifying Cheer Brand

Varsity Spirit Corporation originated in 1948 and has continued to grow. The company was founded by Jeff Webb, who decided ...
POLITICS & ISSUES

Can Youth Today Truly Understand 9/11?

The sense of safety that America had was gone. Decades since have involved two costly wars with more loss of ...
RACE, CLASS & GENDER

American Dream: Stories of Southern Immigration

For many who journey to America, the American Dream and the possible opportunities the 50 states offer is a risk ...
BOOKS & MUSIC

Nordista Freeze Rocks Nashville With Indie Style

Nashville native Nordista Freeze is quickly outgrowing his city’s DIY music scene that he helped shape. Freeze began creating at ...
BOOKS & MUSIC

Hardy Has County Line Cred With Music And Lyrics

Michael Hardy, known by his fans as Hardy, is a country songwriter-turned-singer who grew up in Philadelphia, Mississippi. After high ...
BUSINESS & INNOVATION

Southern Influencers Profit From Highlight Reels

Many Instagram users follow influencer accounts and buy products based on what they suggest. These are people who promote products ...
FILM & TELEVISION

A Galaxy Far, Far, Away is Closer Than You Think

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge opened in May at Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California, and in August at Disney's Hollywood Studios ...
SPORTS & RECREATION

Vad Lee Continues Career in Your Call Football League

Every boy dreams of growing up to become a professional quarterback, but the reality is less than one percent of ...
BUSINESS & INNOVATION

New Ideas Needed To Fight Mississippi Brain Drain

Despite recent Census Bureau statistics that show an influx of people migrating to the South from other regions, brain drain ...
SPORTS & RECREATION

Spirit of Texas Trains Competitive Cheerleaders

Spirit of Texas is one of the most elite, respected and well-known cheer gyms in the competitive cheer world. It ...
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Some Call Flora-Bama Best Beach Bar in the World

There may be nowhere else on the Gulf Coast more captivating to visitors with history, charm, and atmosphere than the ...
RACE, CLASS & GENDER

Abuse Survivors Deserve To Be Heard

People who are victims of abuse are at an increased risk for developing depression, anxiety, eating disorders, post traumatic stress ...
A SOUTHERN STORY

I won’t let scoliosis or obstacles steal my dream of ...

Growing up has always been challenging – from not fitting into high school, to not getting many chances in football. ...
FILM & TELEVISION

Film Review: What Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ says about our culture

Many directors have done a great job creating movies that scare and psychologically challenge their audience. Director Jordan Peele, who ...
TRAVEL, ADVENTURE & EXPLORATION

Visit Winter Park, Florida For Real Southern Charm

I am from Orlando’s hidden gem: a beautiful “Southern” town called Winter Park. And if you are visiting Orlando, ...
YONDER

Meet Me In St. Louis For T-Ravs and Gooey Butter ...

If you know someone from St. Louis, city pride runs deep. After visiting for a weekend, you will understand why. ...
POLITICS & ISSUES

Southern States Lack Recycling Incentives

I have since realized that my ignorance is a result of my conservative upbringing. As a Southern-raised child in the ...