This Academy award-winning film is the true story of football player Michael Oher who is adopted by a family and goes on to become a NFL star. Oher came from a drug-addicted mother but was a scholarship student. He meets Leigh Anne and Sean Tuohy, played by Sandra Bullock and Tim McGraw, who bring them […]
Every summer, people from all over the country drive to South Carolina to spend the summer on the beaches surrounding Charleston. The best way to experience the summer in Charleston is to rent a beach house and spend your afternoons sipping sweet tea at one of the nearby restaurants in between tanning. Each beach has […]
PRIDE & JOY: A Southern Foodways Alliance Film Project from Southern Foodways on Vimeo. I recently read about the food documentary Pride & Joy in last month’s Afar magazine. The Southern Foodways Alliance produced the film, in which they explore all the best dishes our region has to offer.
Loosely based on the parenting book, this film interweaves the stories of four mothers-to-be. Jules (Cameron Diaz) is a fitness guru on a Dancing with the Stars-esque show. She becomes pregnant with her dance partner, played by Glee’s Matthew Morrison. Breast feeding advocate Wendy (Elizabeth Banks) has her first child while her father-in-law (Dennis Quaid) […]
Lesson #1: Football = Religion. The SEC, or Southeastern Conference, is the church, at least where I come from. College football is a conversation starter. Everyone has a preferred team, either their alma mater or the big school in the state they are from. And each team has a major rivalry that divides households: Alabama-Auburn, […]