Men live to tell a good story. In the case of some, they don’t have to embellish it; they opt for understatement. Their reputation precedes them. These are the genuine article, gentlemen of the finest order. They take care...
We’ve all been there. Incessantly staring and swiping, hoping for a ping, a promise, a distraction. These days, our screens are more like bodily attachments than technological helpmates. We slip easily into pixelated addiction. But social media allows us to...
Being outside is essential—it’s a call delivering us from our homes, our desks, our man caves. Nature offers space and clarity, a reminder that life is much bigger than any nagging deadline, argument, or neurosis. Time outside offers pause,...
The Kennedys, the Windsors, the Kardashians . . . we are enthralled by family drama. Presidency, royalty, and celebrity become the stuff of biography and reality television. Deemed the First Family of American Painting, the Wyeths ignite a similar fascination....
Pura vida. Literally, it means “pure life.” In Costa Rica, pura vida is a way of life. A phrase that is action-based. A directive to live freely, simply, compassionately. Folks say it as a greeting, a response, a goodbye....
In life, we typically think in terms of what is. But there is also plenty of value in what isn’t.
We carry our stories close to the vest here, but we also live to tell them. Life in the South is unlike anywhere—and it unfolds in ways beautiful and destructive, right before our very eyes.
Greg McPhee is an artist. But his work isn’t in any museum or hanging in any gallery. In fact, it’s destroyed on the same day he creates it, and he prefers it that way.
The Giving Issue is our yearly celebration and reflection of the humbling acts of charitable donation, work, and time. Read November's Letter from the Editor.
January is luminescent. The light is different this time of year, more brilliant—the skies crisp, the nights starry. It’s like Earth shines anew, having sloughed off old skin. We, too, seek change and improvement. Welcome to a new start. Resolution...
Lights, (phone) camera, action—here we are again at December, which, between parties and presents, feels the fastest month of the year. And, if 2014 is any indication, the month may end before you finish this letter.   We find this issue—the...
Understanding the concept of gratitude often requires the absence of something: Cold makes us thankful for warmth. Hunger makes us thankful for food. Chaos makes us thankful for calm.   Yet, at times, we want the opposite of those things. Maybe,...

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