A dish of Shrimp and Grits had put me in touch with a hidden history, with one of the ways that slaves and descendants of slaves--long regarded as "other" by white Southerners--had deeply shaped Southern cuisine, culture, and identity.
Earlier this year we all went mad for the "Friendliest and Unfriendliest U.S. Cities" list, and now we bring you the all around best. Napa's beautiful; Savannah, GA has "got it all"; New York is "electric." Agree? Disagree?
The Amoralists, that outlandishly unconventional troupe that regularly appears with unusual and eyebrow-raising theatrical fare dedicated to "plumbing the depths of the social, political, spiritual and sexual characteristics of human nature," has done it again.
For some travelers, a quiet hideaway with a cozy bed and luxurious amenities offers the perfect formula for a relaxing escape. But for those seeking a more unique experience, a bed-and-breakfast may just fit the bill.
What this brouhaha shows is that we are not even close to being an inclusive society, despite having a black president, despite the inroads the women's movement has made, despite our sudden willingness to deal with immigration reform.
There's nothing new in the need for places to grow their appeal and maintain it. Throughout history, attractive locations have acted as a magnet for people, economic activity and cultural life, which all boosted their power and attractiveness.
Savannahs are especially prevalent in Africa, covering much of the non-Saharan and what we think of as Africa's tropical forests (the non-wet ones) -- in all about 5.2 million square miles or almost 50 percent of the total continent. Good for the lions, right? Not exactly.
We've all heard that old axiom about life imitating art, but one specific part of our lives has come to imitate a singular type of art. Our vacations are now an occasion to follow the paths laid out in our favorite movies.
High atop a hill in the tiny town of Lacoste, overlooking the Luberon Valley in the south of France, the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) has restored 33 precious stone buildings dating from the 16th to the 18th centuries.
For these eight days in autumn, Hollywood comes to Savannah. And every year, our esteemed guests remind us that the best of the fest is the thousands of Savannah College of Art and Design students at its center.