This is a part of a series called Literary South, which highlights important literary landmarks and the writers and authors who made them known. William Cuthbert Faulkner was born September 25, 1897, in New Albany, Mississippi, then a town of around 200 people a few miles from Tupelo. When he was less than one year old, his family moved to nearby Ripley for his … [Read more...] about Literary South: William Faulkner
In an effort to support small businesses in a time of mass consumerism and big box stores, Small Business Saturday was born. It's the counterpart to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, so here are a few of our favorite Southern shops to frequent this Saturday. There you'll find local gifts and handmade products. The Beehive, Atlanta, Georgia Located at the Edgewood Retail … [Read more...] about 5 Places to Shop for Small Business Saturday
The South is the land of college football as a religion, so it makes sense that the college towns here are on another level than those you'll find anywhere else in the country. What makes a great college town is a level of pride, not just for the school and its sports teams, but for the city as a whole. It has its own culture outside of the university, particularly in those … [Read more...] about The South’s Best College Towns
If you've ever visited Oxford, Miss., chances are you've seen the Double Decker buses. These red icons are the real deal, imported from England about 19 years ago and now carry visitors on a guided tour of University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) campus and Oxford. In April is the annual Double Decker Arts Festival, named after the red buses. In its 18th year, the festival … [Read more...] about Small Town Saturday: Oxford, MS
O Brother, Where Art Thou? is the Coen Brothers' adaptation of Homer's The Odyssey, set in rural Mississippi in the 1930s. Three convicts escape and encounter a variety of obstacles on their way home, including sirens, a Cyclops and the Ku Klux Klan. The movie stars George Clooney, John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson, John Goodman and Holly Hunter. Filmed In: Canton, … [Read more...] about Film Friday: O Brother, Where Art Thou?