Books & Essays

One writer’s wish for the holiday feast.
A special guest takes charge at The Pelican Inn on Pawleys Island
Author Jim Minick recounts run-ins with black bears on his Virginia farm—each with its own measure of awe and fear
During a trip to Nantucket, an author reflects on life’s shifting landscape and also its resiliency
Greenville author and Governor’s School chair Scott Gould chats about his first book Strangers to Temptation
Seeking shelter from the summer heat in a ’72 Lincoln Continental, a young boy begins to understand life’s harsher realities
Appalachian author David Joy pushes into the darkest parts of humanity in search of the light
Novelist Mary Alice Monroe hooks readers with stories on Lowcountry living
An author brings her kids to the cusp of adventure—and encourages them to jump in
These gorgeous hardcovers have style and substance
Jean Hunt’s life story inspired her to create a world of her own

Editor's Letter

In Sight

These days, our brains are under attack. We’re constantly swiping and tapping and liking and crowding our...

Man to Man

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

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