Books & Essays

Local attorney Jo Watson Hackl crafts an empowering young adult tale
A writer and her young family set out to make new vacation traditions on Edisto Island
An author reflects on his relentless affection for America’s pastime
Nationally acclaimed poet Ray McManus champions the weight of words in students’ lives
Nationally acclaimed poet Ray McManus zeroes in on life behind the veil
Otis White may lead a nomadic life, but his iconic art finds a home in this year’s Emrys Journal
To weather the storms of life, this writer needs a willing companion
In his latest book, The Potlikker Papers, Mississippi writer John T. Edge shows how food has sustained, shaped, and ultimately transformed our Southern experience
A writer and her family get stuck in a south Georgia swelter while facing a cantankerous bovine
A Southerner’s move to Minnesota helps to reveal the majesty of cold climes
New reads for the new year to crack open by the fire
For a Greenville writer, memories of a childhood restaurant run as deep as the sea

Editor's Letter

Man to Man

Neil Ferrier is persistent. After weeks of email exchanges, moved meetings, and delayed dates, we finally connected...

State Line

July is summertime’s cradle. It’s that sweet spot between the end of school and start, when the...

Ground Up

Summer hangs in the air like a heady magnolia, and we’re ready to break for cold beer,...

Editor's Picks

Discommon Man

Neil Ferrier creates what's in his mind's eye—the more disruptive, distinguished, and discommon—the better

Letters of War

A century ago, Upstate-based Army camp Sevier transformed the tides of World War I when its 30th Infantry Division took the Hindenburg Line. Through a collection of letters and photographs, local historians honor Camp Sevier and the sacrifice of its brave boys.

Look Sharp

Dan Eastland of Dogwood Custom Knives crafts handsome blades and handles

Family Table

Spartanburg’s Cribb brothers launch casual-chic Southern food concept The Kennedy

Crash Course

Take to our trails on two wheels with this guide to mountain biking