POLITICS & ISSUES

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 ...
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 ...
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

RACE, CLASS & GENDER

Civil War Should No Longer Be Mississippi’s Defining Moment

Why is the Civil War our brand? Why have we exalted the war and decided it should be the most ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...

BOOKS & MUSIC

FOOD & DRINK

FOOD & DRINK

Do Some Amazin Grazin in Millen, Georgia

When you think of Southern food, people often envision fried chicken, collards and sweet tea. You can find those things ...
FOOD & DRINK

English’s Cafe Serves Scrambled Burger in Georgia

English’s Cafe, formerly known as English’s Pool Room, is a well-known and well-loved restaurant on the square of Thomaston, Georgia. ...
FOOD & DRINK

Focus Leads McCown to Career With Top Chefs

Shuffling over from his prep table to check on his cake in the oven is Andy McCown, head pastry chef ...
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SPORTS & RECREATION

Alabama’s Bryant-Denny Stadium

TELESCOPE

THE SOUTHERN GALAXY presents the TELESCOPE Documentary Series, films about the South and selections from Southern filmmakers. Our first is from Oxford, Mississippi resident Mary Stanton Knight, who examined the life of writer, translator, poet, painter, and trained classical pianist Hiram Hubert Creekmore, Jr. She researched the private relationships Creekmore had with literary and artistic figures from 1940-1966 to discover his circle of friends and what his life was like as a gay man from Mississippi in post-World War II America. Her documentary Dear Hubert Creekmore was selected for the the Oxford Film Festival. It explores the author’s ties to his childhood home of Water Valley, Mississippi in his novels and poems. Those who use captions or text readers may download a transcript of the documentary by clicking HERE.

TRAVEL, ADVENTURE & EXPLORATION

TRAVEL, ADVENTURE & EXPLORATION

Traditional Trips to Hilton Head, South Carolina

Hilton Head South Carolina

YONDER

Toronto

BUSINESS & INNOVATION

BUSINESS & INNOVATION

Michigan Organization Fights for Animal Welfare

Cathy Bissell was inspired to help as many animals as she could, so she used her husband's company to do ...

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Cornea Donations Can Help Others Regain Sight

One organ donor can help up to eight people while one tissue donor can help up to 50 people. While ...
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

My San Diego Journey Into a Botany Paradise

A botanist’s utopia awaits at Balboa Park’s Botanical Building. Built for the 1915 Exposition, this glorified greenhouse features over 2,100 ...
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 ...

A SOUTHERN STORY

Clarksdale

FILM & TELEVISION

FILM & TELEVISION

Hollywood Comes to Memphis for Bluff City Law

Bluff City Law, a television series about a civil rights law firm, filmed 10 episodes in Memphis that ...
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 ...
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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
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