Arts & Culture

Southern Masters: James Lee Burke

With thirty-five novels, two Edgar Awards, and one of the most enduring characters in crime fiction, James Lee Burke is a titan among mystery writers. But maybe we should just call him a writer

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Fishing for Votes

Every April in Tidewater Virginia, politicians and ordinary folks gather to celebrate spring, smoked shad, and the age-old practice of civic discourse. Welcome to the Wakefield Shad Planking

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A Lowcountry Legend: Mary Jackson

With a devotion to perfection and a penchant for innovation, Mary Jackson has taken the age-old art of sweetgrass basket weaving to the world stage

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Shops: Architectural Antiques in Alabama

A family keeps history alive, one reclaimed mantel, antique light fixture, and salvaged door at a time

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A Texas Education

In the summer of 1948, George H. W. Bush loaded his car in distant Connecticut and headed to the Lone Star State, a move that would shape the man and launch the future president’s political career

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