Casey Cep’s new true crime work, ‘Furious Hours,’ explores a lurid 1977 southern murder trial that almost inspired Harper Lee to write another book—but Cep’s pretentious account leans heavily on inaccurate and unflattering Southern stereotypes.
In honor of Thanksgiving, let’s all remember where our fine food comes from––starting with the turkey that adorns our tables.
The famous actress’s new book, ‘Whiskey in a Teacup: What Growing Up in the South Taught Me About Life, Love, and Baking Biscuits,’ could teach us all something about manners.
It’s a mistake to ignore the complexities of history in the name of social justice. Obscuring the past will not make our country better or more just.
When we tear down a statue, we are not merely condemning the subject but the entire community, here several generations of Southern culture and millions of Americans.
James Lundberg’s complaints in Slate against Ken Burns’ 1990 ‘Civil War’ documentary, like many currently raised against Confederate statues, strike me as misleading and reductive.
This week, Dale Earnhardt Jr. announced his retirement from the sport his family helped define for two generations. That’s not the only thing that’s changing inside NASCAR.
John McNamara had eyes only for the city council. The elaborate plan he enacted to gain that seat would rock Alabama City, Alabama State, and Alabama Country for years to come.
When I knew I would be heading to Kentucky, the gateway to the South, experiencing the freedom of shooting was near the top of this Brit’s ‘do list.’
Alcohol producers across the South are being cut off from the economic gains of the surging craft spirits movement by antiquated Prohibtion Era laws.
The lesson in Donald Trump’s failure and success is an old one: in politics, class does not come first in America. Race relations, particularly those defined long ago by race slavery, do.
‘Bloodline’ exposes the cumulative effect of hidden secrets, the energy and the lies it takes to cover them up, and the explosive result when they are revealed too late.
I sat there waiting for the real part of me to taste the wafer, but it never did. I thought maybe there was something wrong with that part of me.
Harper Lee was more than the sum of her words, as powerful as they were.
The mosquito-transmitted Zika virus is not inside the United States yet, but given its consequences for babies, pregnant women in the South would do well to prepare.
The University of Georgia has banned hoop skirts, and the Washington Post is all about that. Except they don’t know what they’re talking about.
How universal tolerance gave birth to regional prejudice.
According to embattled for IRS official Lois Lerner, Abraham Lincoln was America’s “worst president” because he fought to keep the South in the U.S.
For any student of Southern Stoicism, it fits that Atticus Finch was a magnanimous defender of the black person’s rights in the 1930s yet an endorser of illegal responses to that person’s rights in the 1950s.
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