American South

Italian Fare Meets the Flavors of the American South at La Volpe

<b>La Volpe</b>, the Italian restaurant from the owners of downtown spot Cedar Door, is opening tomorrow, <b>September 21</b>. Located at <b>201 Brazos Street</b>, next door to its sibling restaurant, La Volpe serves Italian food with Southern American influences.<p>The menu from La Volpe (which means “the fox” in Italian) …


Community Comes Together in Wake of Hurricane Florence

The worst of Hurricane Florence's sweep through the American south is only now becoming clear as coastal rivers and lakes reach historic levels. But …


Join us in Lowndes County to discuss wastewater infrastructure and health risks in rural Alabama

CLOSE<p>Rural Development Manager for the Equal Justice Initiative Catherine Flowers speaks about the importance of collaboration between local …

Public Health

Shirtless Man Takes on Hurricane Florence With Nothing But the Power of Slayer — Kerrang!

He’s back.<p>Lane Pittman, the Jacksonville, Florida, man who, two years ago, confronted Hurricane Matthew with nothing but an American flag, a pair of …

Tropical Cyclones

Florence evacuees helping Jacksonville economy

Loading...<p>The storm surge in the Carolinas is not the only thing rising. The number of Carolinians coming to Northeast Florida continues to …


The heartwarming letter that awaited senior citizens who were forced to evacuate to this town

<b>(CNN) —</b> Hurricane Florence forced a mandatory medical evacuation, requiring all coastal hospitals and nursing facilities to relocate its patients.<p>On Wednesday, nearly 100 senior citizens arrived at a local hotel in Fairburn, Georgia.<p>There, they found a note from the Fairburn Police Department …


"Jack Whitten Sculpture" - The New Yorker

It began in a dream. In 1969, two nights before the Alabama-born artist left New York on a trip with his wife, a voice told him to pack his tools—a tree was waiting for him in Greece. Whitten obliged and, during decades of summers on Crete, carved and embellished extraordinary wooden sculptures, …

Art Galleries

Coastal residents show Southern hospitality to Weather Channel's Jim Cantore

CLOSE<p>The Weather Channel's Jim Cantore drew fans as he reported in Wilmington, N.C., on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018.<p>WILMINGTON, N.C. — With just hours …


Watch Mahershala Ali rap a freestyle verse at the Toronto Film Festival

The return of Prince Ali.<p>It's a little-known secret that Mahershala Ali has got bars. The Oscar winner prefers to keep the focus on his acting work …

Film Festivals

Florence evacuees get warm welcome in Florida

Loading...<p>A Jacksonville business owner made sure Florence evacuees had a warm welcome once they crossed into Florida.<p>Ron Moore purchased water, …


It's Your Party, Die If You Want To

Overview<p>It's Your Party, Die If You Want To by Vickie Fee<p><b>“Down home and delightful.” —Carolyn Hart</b><p>Between a riverboat gambler-theme engagement party …

Barnes & Noble

TIFF review: Donnybrook

Tim Sutton's drama set in the American South will make your body squirm and your soul sink

Toronto Film Festival

From the Archive: Deborah Berke

Deborah Berke is the founding partner of Deborah Berke Partners and the Dean of the Yale School of Architecture.<p><i>Most hotel art is really terrible. In</i> …

Yale School of Management

Oscar Winners Octavia Spencer & Mahershala Ali Premiere New Movie at TIFF!

<b>Viggo Mortensen</b>, director <b>Peter Farrelly</b>, <b>Octavia Spencer</b>, and <b>Mahershala Ali</b> walk the red carpet together at the premiere of <b>Green Book</b> during the <i>2018</i> …

Celebrity News

14 Celebs With Restaurants

Are you looking for some celeb-owned places to eat all over the country? Ever been curious to know what kinds of menus famous stars would curate if …

Pop Music

Popaganda: Speaking to Specters

Whether they expose past tragedies or family tragedies, ghosts reveal what is hidden away, under the layers of social etiquette, historical …

Vietnam War

Showtime's new pilot 'Queen Fur' filming outside Atlanta

It stars Lily Mae Harrington and is set in a small town in central Florida where beauty pageants, gun culture, Cuban revolutionaries and southern …


$7.5M Highland Park mansion extends hospitality in every direction

There is not another house in Dallas that demonstrates "Old Highland Park" like 4441 Belfort Pl. Even the address is stately. From the dramatic …


Buy cinema tickets for Goodbye Uncle Tom + intro by Tony Warner, founder of Black History Walks | BFI Southbank

Goodbye Uncle Tom<p>+ intro by Tony Warner, founder of Black History Walks<p>Addio zio Tom<p>A divisive ‘spaghetti documentary’ about the US slave trade.<p>Italy …

Black History

Salty Fig serves up 'rustic new American' cuisine in Western Springs

Western Springs' Salty Fig fuses world cuisines into a unique menu.


The Volvo S60: Made in the South

Taking its cues from the Southern hospitality playbook, Care by Volvo makes getting a new car easier than ever<p>Easy port access and a solid infrastructure certainly worked in Charleston, South Carolina’s favor when the European-based luxury automotive company Volvo went looking for a location for …

South Carolina

Evangeline Lilly Talks TV, Movies and Her Childen's Book

Aug 29, 2018<p>Evangeline Lilly's acting career began after a friend suggested she go on an audition for a role in the show LOST. She landed the job and …


Qhubeka Trust awards R134m in compensation to ex-mineworkers suffering silicosis

The Qhubeka Trust says it has awarded approximately R134 million in compensation to qualifying ex-mineworkers, who were employed at Anglo American …

South Africa

High Fashion Meets Southern Hospitality

Designer Billy Reid hosts his annual "Shindig" in his hometown, Florence, Ala. It's a celebration of design, music, food and art that Reid hopes will showcase the soul of the Shoals region.<p>Transcript<p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:<p>Louisiana-born fashion designer Billy Reid had his spring runway show yesterday …

High Fashion

Lynyrd Skynyrd Guitarist Who Co-Wrote 'Sweet Home Alabama,' Dead at 68

Lynyrd Skynyrd Guitarist Who Co-Wrote 'Sweet Home Alabama,' Dead at 68 Ed King died in his Nashville home, his family announced on Facebook. The Rock …


Foodie Friday: Southern-style eats at The Cavalier in Austin

It's a hot spot in East Austin that brings southern hospitality with a Louisiana inspired twist.


The National Memorial for Peace and Justice

Most public memorials exalt history. Deep in the American South, a powerful space pays homage to its victims. At a low angle, the roof of the …

Black History

Henry Is JJ Johnson’s Big New Stage for Food of the African Diaspora

Food of the African diaspora has a large new stage in New York City dining, with Midtown restaurant <b>Henry at the Life Hotel</b> pivoting to serve food from rising star chef <b>JJ Johnson</b>. Now open in the former American restaurant, Johnson’s dishes include flavors from Africa, the Caribbean, the American …

New York City

Embedded Player : NPR

<b>Embedded Player</b> <b>Shereen and Gene head to Alabama to talk about race in the American South. Mayor Randall Woodfin of Birmingham talks about growing up in the shadow of his city's history. The poet Ashley M. Jones shares how she learned to love her hometown. And Gigi Douban of WBHM takes on some tough</b> …


Manufacturing with Southern Hospitality

Mixed media mural on Chestnut Street in Chattanooga, Tennessee. (Image courtesy of the author.)<p>For all the progress that’s been made in recent …