Life and Style

Share the Heart of Easter with Sister Schubert


Please pass the salt. The lemons. The rolls. The simple act of handing things to others at the dinner table goes back to a very basic lesson we all must learn in life: Share. It’s something we teach our children in the playroom and at meal time, and it’s a heartfelt habit that we practice as adults. With Easter coming ...

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Make Easter Entertaining Easy with Sister Schubert


The most special Sunday meal of the year can be simple with my make-ahead secrets. Of all the holiday meals throughout the year, Easter typically brings families together for the shortest amount of time—usually a lovely afternoon after a church service. I’ve always thought of this day as the most special Sunday of the year—and the most special lunch I ...

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Album Premiere: CeCe Winans’s ‘Let Them Fall In Love’


With millions of records sold and 10 Grammy awards, CeCe Winans is one of the most popular gospel artists of all time, but even she is at the mercy of the airlines. She and her husband, Alvin Love, were supposed to fly from their home in Nashville to Bogota, Colombia, but their initial flight was canceled, forcing them to drive ...

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Discover the Dust Bowl Girls


“You might want to tell their story someday,” Lydia Reeder’s grandmother said as she handed her an old folder full of newspaper clippings, letters, and photographs. Tucked inside were fragments of the true story of a women’s basketball team in Depression-era Oklahoma that gave hope to Dust Bowl farming communities and would end up inspiring generations. From left: The cover ...

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The New Age of Zelda


Dust off your feathered headbands and drop-waist dresses—2017 will herald the return of the flapper. Or rather, one Jazz Age icon in particular: Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald. Three new Hollywood projects will vie to tell the tale of the Alabama-born wife of F. Scott Fitzgerald, the literary toast of the twenties. David Hoflin and Christina Ricci as Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald ...

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Southern Pie Shops We Love


From left: Scratch proprietor Phoebe Lawless; Apple pie. (Photos by Lissa Gotwals; Johnny Autry) “I know the look of an apple pie that is roasting on the hearth on a winter’s evening, and I know the comfort that comes of eating it hot, along with some sugar and a drench of cream.” So wrote Mark Twain in his autobiography. In ...

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New Gear for the New Year


Southerners don’t need a resolution to get outside and enjoy nature, but it always helps to have the right attire, whether you’re on the links or on the marsh. Cheers to getting out there and looking good doing it—even if that just means walking your Boykin.  Outdoor Pursuit: Yoga, Walking, RunningBrand: Outdoor VoicesSouthern by way of: Austin, TexasWhat to Wear: Unlike ...

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A Year of Southern Travel


Photo by David Prince  You may have already skipped yesterday’s trip to the gym, but traveling more in the year ahead is one resolution you might actually want to keep. To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of must-visit Southern destinations for each month of the year. Open your calendar, and start planning. JanuaryHead to Marfa, Texas, the ranch ...

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Video Premiere: John Prine’s “Just Waitin’”


Throughout his storied career, John Prine has played plenty of Hank Williams songs. So much so that family members and friends point out to him that they sound like John Prine songs. That’s true of “Just Waitin’,” the final track on Prine’s latest, For Better, Or Worse, a collection of duets with some of Nashville’s elite female voices, including Miranda Lambert, Kacey ...

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The Mystery of Southern Swans


Every year for the past twenty-five or so, an extended family of America’s largest native waterfowl has made its home on a tiny oxbow lake in northern Arkansas. Native to the northwestern United States, Alaska, and Canada, snow-white trumpeter swans—birds the size of a cocker spaniel with wingspans measuring eight feet—rarely migrate farther south than Ohio. So why do hundreds ...

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Eat Like a Local in Tampa


In the birthplace of Hooter’s and Outback Steakhouse, Greg Baker staked a claim for a different kind of local flavor when he opened the Refinery in 2010. Then, in 2014, the the Clearwater, Florida–raised chef resurrected regional classics like sour orange pie and sofkee porridge at the nearby Fodder & Shine. But where does Baker eat when he’s not on the ...

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A Tribute to Frida Kahlo, Gardener


Credits below. Most people know Frida Kahlo for her paintings—and iconic unibrow. You might not know that the acclaimed Mexican artist was also a passionate gardener. In her backyard paradise, she tended oleander and scented geraniums and plucked roses and marigolds to weave in her hair (she was way ahead of the floral crown trend.)  Kahlo in the courtyard of ...

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