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Dine in Charleston, SC

Through wild swings of fortune, Charleston has always reveled in its Southern uniqueness—in the fertile lands around its peninsula, in the idiosyncratic beauty of its architecture, and certainly in the foods produced with the local bounty.

Dine in New Orleans, LA

It took only one average dinner at a rather expensive cottage bistro that opened in the Crescent City last year to remind me: New Orleans isn’t New York, where restaurants open at such a fevered pace that serious eaters race between the latest luminaries for bragging rights.

Dine in North Carolina’s Research Triangle

Charleston and New Orleans are lionized food destinations, so why is North Carolina’s Research Triangle also included? You’ll be surprised—and impressed.

Growing Up Muslim in College Park

Sarah Kajani had just started her freshman year of high school when the terrorist-hijacked planes struck the Twin Towers. As if adolescence were not agonizing enough for a Muslim girl in Peachtree City. “Suddenly all eyes were on us, so for a couple of years, my Indian family and I kept the outward signs of our religion—our prayers, our customary dress, henna tattoos—low-key,” she says. “There was this feeling in the air that we all should apologize. My cousin

Waycross, GA

I lean back in the lawn chair to soak up the early autumn sun still high in the sky and aimlessly swat at bugs, waiting for the next band to start. To my left, a local I’d been chatting...

Gwinnett’s Briscoe Field

A bold plan to privatize general aviation at Gwinnett’s Briscoe Field, enabling flights by commercial airlines, has sparked hot debate. The county board of commissioners is deciding whether to proceed. Here, two opposing factions sound off.  

Amelia Island, FL

Rob Hicks is sweating, his breath at a light pant, as he points out the Fairbanks House. The four-story, twenty-room residence, built in 1885 in Amelia Island’s Fernandina Beach...

The Thrashers Leave for Winnipeg

Dear Winnipeggers,   Congrats! You got yourselves a hockey team—again. Kind of wish it wasn’t ours. But here we are.   While there are many good and devoted fans who are distraught we’re losing the Thrashers, for most of us their departure is like se

Little Rock, AR

Little Rock sits at the crossroads of North, South, East, and West. In the bars, the blues riffs of Chicago meet the country twang of Tennessee. The Southeastern scent of slow-roasted...

Turtle Activist

Steve Santhuff adopted his first turtle when he was five years old. It had taken up residence in his yard, in a dollhouse that his grandfather had made. As a child, Santhuff collected richly patterned common map turtles, and he grew obsessed with the beautiful, exotic species and their kin. More than thirty years later, his day job is management at a transportation company, but Santhuff’s passion is still turtles. At one point, he had more than 500, kept in some thirty five-foot-wide

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