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Chef's Series: Michelle Weaver, Executive Chef at Charleston Grill

Andrea Poe | Posted 06.20.2016 | Travel
Andrea Poe

Michelle Weaver, Executive Chef at Charleston Grill, is one of Charleston, South Carolina's culinary pioneers.

America's Coolest Southern Towns

Jetsetter.com | Posted 05.12.2016 | Travel
Jetsetter.com

Oak trees dripping with Spanish moss, architecture straight out of Gone with the Wind, soulful bluegrass, and food that doesn't skimp on butter - that...

Confessions Under the Angel Oak: Trailing John Muir

Barbara Mossberg | Posted 05.03.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Barbara Mossberg

Barbara Mossberg Earth Planet-Universe Journal May 1, 2016 ON THE TRAIL OF JOHN MUIR: CONFESSIONS UNDER THE ANGEL OAK No alligators were harmed in ...

Predicting Tuesday's Primaries

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.14.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Calling Florida is pretty easy, on both sides of the aisle. Hillary Clinton will dominate, continuing her sweep of the South. The big news here, however, is going to be Donald Trump beating Marco Rubio in his home state.

Winning Iowa and New Hampshire Won't Do Much if Bernie Can't Win the Black Vote

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 01.24.2016 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The brutal, political reality is that numbers and, in this case, tradition, are against Sanders in the states that will determine the Democratic presidential nominee. In the space of three weeks after the New Hampshire primary, eight out of the next 13 open Democratic primaries are in the South. South Carolina kicks off that run. Black voters in that state make up nearly 50 percent of the voters.

Law Enforcement Lead West Virginia Efforts to Implement Syringe Exchange Programs

Tessie Castillo | Posted 03.04.2016 | Crime
Tessie Castillo

Some people were surprised when West Virginia became one of the first Southern states to operate an above-ground syringe exchange program. But for Jim Johnson, now retired Chief of Police for Huntington, West Virginia, syringe exchange was a common sense solution to an increasingly complex problem.

Asylum: What You Should Know Before Applying

Umar Akbar Ahmed | Posted 10.01.2015 | Politics
Umar Akbar Ahmed

The United States offers protections to individuals who have suffered persecution, or fear that they will suffer persecution, due to their race, religion, national origin, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group.

An Adoptee's Letter to Her Birthmother

Hilary Holland Lorenzo | Posted 08.12.2015 | Impact
Hilary Holland Lorenzo

A ceaseless fire burned in me to find you, to see your face, hear your voice. I wondered if I found you whether you could learn to love me a teeny bit, if perhaps you could find some room in your heart to spare.

What Happened After I Watched Brokeback Mountain With My Straight Father

Michael Lambert | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michael Lambert

Fast forward to that smoky, lazy evening, and my father was about to watch his first gay movie with his very gay son. We had circled the issue like branches floating by on creek water. Now, apparently, was our time to dive in.

The Summer of Southern Naloxone Laws

Tessie Castillo | Posted 07.30.2015 | Politics
Tessie Castillo

Just a couple of years ago, overdose prevention laws had never been attempted in any red state and conventional wisdom said they never could be. Now not only have advocates in red states proven those stereotypes wrong, but many Southern naloxone programs have become models for the rest of the country.

Confederate Land Art: The Apotheosis of Racist Iconography

Paul Gunther | Posted 07.06.2016 | Politics
Paul Gunther

As South Carolina's Capitol grounds and other jurisdictions decide the fate of their most prominent emblems of past oppression and contemporary reaction, Stone Mountain guarantees that at least one Confederate icon will loom over the South's largest city for as long into the future as mankind can foresee.

To the North, From the South

Caroline Giegerich | Posted 06.29.2016 | Politics
Caroline Giegerich

We, the South, are not just Confederate flags and racist gunmen. We're not just BBQ and cornbread. We're not a collection of dunces because we drive slower than you do or choose to greet someone in a store rather than glare at them in silence. We smile and we don't take ourselves too seriously.

The South Deserves More Than a Rebel Flag

Nicholas Pierce | Posted 06.25.2016 | Politics
Nicholas Pierce

As a proud son of Dixie, I reject this symbol of oppression. Both on behalf of my African-American countrymen and on behalf of my fallen ancestors. The Confederate Flag must fall -- first from our hearts, and then from our capitols.

Bobby Jindal Becomes 13th GOP Candidate

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.24.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

But Jindal's time might have passed -- if it ever even existed. He's not as fresh a face on the political scene as he once was.

The Word That Will Change the World

Sarah Thebarge | Posted 06.19.2016 | Religion
Sarah Thebarge

As long as we divide the world between "us" and "them," what happened in South Carolina will continue to happen until we start using the word that will change the world: WE.

Winning One for the Future in Mississippi

Burns Strider | Posted 05.15.2016 | Politics
Burns Strider

Initiative 42 matters to a group of dedicated and hard working Mississippians who have raised more than $2 million and organized as 42 for Better Schools to pass this important initiative.

You're Either on the Bus or Off the Bus: Rise of the Rest Goes to Richmond

Ross Baird | Posted 05.11.2016 | Impact
Ross Baird

Collaboration is like riding a bus. You may not get to pick the route, food, or snacks; you may have to wait for other people; and you just might be crammed a little together.

National Parks Turn To Drones To Help Combat Rhino Poaching

Reuters | Posted 05.23.2015 | Green

Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology designed by Spanish engineers will be used to fight rhino poachers in national parks in Africa. The ranger dr...

Who Is My Mother?

Bil Hitchcock | Posted 01.28.2015 | Comedy
Bil Hitchcock

Daddy was a very mild-mannered gentleman... he was never the type to yell, shout, etc. His style was reasoning. Except once.

Maryland Turkey... Not a Nutritious Bite in It!

Bil Hitchcock | Posted 01.03.2015 | Comedy
Bil Hitchcock

Why is it that things that taste good are usually contain nothing nutritious at all? As a student at Auburn University in the late 1970's, I remember...

Thee Hobo Gobbelins: A Perfect Halloween Album

Melissa Webster | Posted 12.13.2014 | Entertainment
Melissa Webster

Thee Hobo Gobbelins' Oddities and Entities may well be the perfect Halloween album. Every song tells a weird scary story to a folk rock, spooky-night-at-a-barn-dance, hand-clapping, foot-stomping good time that leaves one a little bit creeped out.

How Right-Wing Paranoia Is Driving New Wave Of Radicals

Salon | MATTHEW PULVER | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics

Southern voters will go to the polls in November 150 years, almost to the day, after Gen. Sherman commenced his March to the Sea, breaking the back of...

Mustard Greens and Pot Liquor Love

Diedre A. Ware | Posted 11.23.2014 | Fifty
Diedre A. Ware

The way to my heart is not fancy chocolates, furs, or diamonds. It is mustard greens and a glass of pot liquor.

Black Gay Men, Advocacy, Memory and the South

Charles Stephens | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Charles Stephens

One can look historically, without resorting to nostalgia. As black people and certainly as black gay men we should know as well as anyone that history is more horror than romance. Anyway, nostalgia in American culture, more often than not, is a function of the privileged.

On Health Insurance Coverage, the South Really and Truly Is the Region With the Most Freedom

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

Ain't freedom grand? And what says freedom better than being free from government mandates like the guarantee that you can't be denied health insurance because of a pre-existing condition?