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Discover Southern Cultures articles by theme or format across our twenty-two year catalog.

What Fired Me Up

by Brendan Greaves

The Rime of Nina Simone

by Tiana Clark

Soul Clap

by Michelle Lanier

Beyond Latin Night

by Samuel K. Byrd

Sound Politics

by Tina Haver Currin

“What Music Does”

by Si Kahn, BrendanGreaves

Down in the Hole

by Max Fraser

Soliloquy of Chaos

by William Pym

Nostalgic for Utopia

by Joseph M. Thompson

Jackie Shane

by Mcgowan Douglas

Front Porch: Music & Protest

by Marcie Cohen Ferris

They’ll Never Keep Us Down

by Aaron Smithers

For the Record

by Kathy Roberts

In the Studio: David Sedaris

by Southern Cultures

American Honey

by Joy Priest

“Life Gets Heavy”

by Clay Motley

“Release Your Wiggle”

by Christin Marie Taylor

Sacred Spaces

by John M. Hall, JefferyBeam

De-Located Yankees

by Brian Glover

Front Porch: Summer 2018

by Harry Watson

Seasoned Punks

by André Gallant

MILDRED COUNCIL

by Southern Cultures

Studio Visit: Vivian Howard

by Southern Cultures

A Thousand Crossings

by Grace Hale

An Evangelist for Bonefish

by Southern Cultures

Carry On, Corned Ham

by Bill Smith

Collards

by Maurice Manning

Hannah Mary’s Corn Pone

by Bernard L. Herman

Cut It Clean

by Sara Wood

The Crabfather of Colington

by Georgann Eubanks

Pageants, Po’ Boys, and Pork on a Stick

by Emily Roehl, JeannetteVaught

“A Self-Inflicted Wound”

by Rebecca Bond Costa

“Veiled in Emerald”

by Diane Roberts

Front Porch: Food: The Coast

by Marcie Cohen Ferris

Poetry on the Porch

by Southern Cultures

In the Studio: Beverly McIver

by Southern Cultures

Studio Visit: Debra Austin

by Southern Cultures

Rising

by Baxter Miller, RyanStancil, BarbaraGarrity-Blake

Discovering Carl

by Shawn Pitts

Silent Ballad

by Rachel Boillot

Crowd Crush

by Emilia Phillips

Front Porch: Winter 2017

by Harry Watson

Studio Visit: William Ivey Long

by Southern Cultures

Here on Earth Now: Notes from the Field

by Grace Hale, EmmetGowin

A List of Waters

by Tyree Daye

Driving a New Perspective

by Emily Ridder-Beardsley

Going Dutch

by Rebecca Sharpless

Bridging Voice and Identity

by Trista Reis Porter

Sanctified by War

by Dale Rosengarten

Manifest

by Wendel A. White

Front Porch: Things

by Marcie Cohen Ferris

First Things

by Julia Ridley Smith

Rhinestone Man

by Jennifer Joy Jameson

Maya from the Margins

by Southern Cultures

Goldband Records

by Steven Weiss

Still Learning

by Brenda K. Johnson

Front Porch (Summer 2017)

by Harry Watson

Love Valley

by Michaela O’Brien

Mason-Dixon Lines: Michael Chitwood

by Michael Chitwood, MichaelMcFee

There’s More of It, But I’m Still Hungry

by Courtney Balestier, ElaineMcMillion Sheldon

Mason-Dixon Lines (Part III)

by Southern Cultures, with Abigail Lee

First Saturday in May

by Tom Rankin

The Art of the Saltville Centennial Cookbook

by Ronni Lundy, Amy C.Evans

Semantic Relations

by Adrian Blevins

Almost Heaven

by Aaron Blum

Front Porch: Appalachia

by Harry Watson

The King of the Birds

by Southern Cultures

In-Between the Color Lines with a Spy Camera

by Darin Waters, GeneHyde, KennethBetsalel

Mason–Dixon Lines (Part II)

by Southern Cultures

New Roots/Nuevas Raíces: Stories from Carolina del Norte

by Jaycie Vos, Maria SilviaRamirez, LauraVilla-Torres, HannahGill

Southern Voices

by Southern Cultures

They Live

by Ross White

Feeling Frank

by Jennifer Ho

Front Porch: Winter 2016

by Harry Watson

Whose South?

by Charles Reagan Wilson

The Necessity of a Show Like This

by Trevor Schoonmaker, Stacy LynnWaddell, JeffWhetstone

Eels for Winter

by Bernard L. Herman

The Pony Express for Culture

by Southern Cultures

Other People’s Pets

by Fred J. Porter

Call

by Atsuro Riley

Front Porch: 21c Fiction

by Harry L. Watson

Mason–Dixon Lines

by Southern Cultures

Weedeater: Chapter 1

by Robert Gipe

We Shall Overcome (review)

by Trudier Harris

22 Years, 22 Articles

by Southern Cultures

Drawn to Water

by Bryce Lankard

Front Porch: Summer 2016

by Harry L. Watson

The Front Porch: Southern Humor

by John Shelton Reed

An Embattled Emblem

by John Shelton Reed

Sartoris Resartus

by Charles Joyner

The Front Porch: Spring 1995

by Harry L. Watson, John SheltonReed

Looking Back

by Hodding Carter III

Front Porch: Fall/Winter 1996

by Harry L. Watson

Store Lunch

by Jerry Leath Mills

Front Porch: Fall 1995

by John Shelton Reed

Front Porch: Summer 2001

by Harry L. Watson

Front Porch: Winter 1996

by Harry L. Watson

The Goal of a Realist

by Doris Betts

The Resurrection of Christ

by David Sedaris

Front Porch: Summer 1997

by Harry L. Watson

Front Porch: Spring 1997

by Harry L. Watson

Front Porch: Spring 1998

by Harry L. Watson

Front Porch: Fall 2001

by Harry L. Watson

How I Spent My Summer Vacation

by Lauren F. Winner

Soul Food

by John Shelton Reed

Bloomers and Beyond

by Pamela Grundy

Front Porch: Summer 1998

by Harry L. Watson

Bringin’ It All Back Home

by Robert T. Jones Jr., Roland L.Freeman

Front Porch: Winter 1997

by Harry L. Watson

Yoknapatawpha: Images and Voices

by George G. Stewart

Front Porch: Fall 1998

by Harry L. Watson

King of the One-String

by Tom Rankin, FetzerMills Jr.

Front Porch: Spring 1999

by Harry L. Watson

Front Porch: Fall 1999

by Harry L. Watson

Front Porch: Summer 1999

by Harry L. Watson

Killers Real and Imagined

by Doris Betts

Front Porch: Winter 1999

by Harry L. Watson

Mozart Went Down to Georgia

by Gavin James Campbell

The Contradictory South

by Sheldon Hackney

Front Porch: Winter 2001

by Harry L. Watson

Equine Relics of the Civil War

by Drew Gilpin Faust

Front Porch: Spring 2000

by Harry L. Watson

Front Porch: Summer 2000

by Harry L. Watson

The Lessons

by Michael McFee

Confessions of a Chapel Hill Liberal

by John Herbert (Jack) Roper

Thunder and A Southern Rhetoric

by Cathy Smith Bowers

Front Porch: Spring 2002

by Harry L. Watson

Front Porch: Fall 2000

by Harry L. Watson

Goldsboro narrative #11

by Forrest Hamer

The Pond in Summertime

by Daniel Anderson

Is It True What They Sing About Dixie?

by Stephen J. Whitfield

The Dead Mule Rides Again

by Jerry Leath Mills

Front Porch: Winter 2000

by Harry L. Watson

Front Porch: Summer 2002

by Harry L. Watson

The Fruits of Memory

by Amy E. Weldon

Dollar Bill

by Michael Chitwood

Front Porch: Ghosts

by Harry L. Watson

Struggling with Robert E. Lee

by Michael Fellman

Front Porch: Fall 2002

by Harry L. Watson

Audubon Drive, Memphis

by James Seay

Front Porch: Spring 2003

by Harry L. Watson

Front Porch: Summer 2003

by Harry L. Watson

Southern Nigerian

by Elaine Neil Orr

Vietnam War Memorial

by Robert Morgan

Georgia Scene: 1964

by John Beecher

April—Deep South

by Phillip Goetzinger

Front Porch: Fall 2003

by Harry L. Watson

Front Porch: Winter 2003

by Harry L. Watson

A Southern Memory

by Robert Flournoy

Grandfather Long the Last Time

by Robert Hill Long

Fireworking Down South

by Brooks Blevins

Front Porch: Spring 2004

by Harry L. Watson

Cold Mountain (review)

by Edward D. C. Campbell

Hopes for John Henry Park

by John Douglas

Front Porch: Summer 2004

by Harry L. Watson

Front Porch: Winter 2004

by Harry L. Watson

Front Porch: Fall 2004

by Harry L. Watson

Front Porch: Spring 2005

by Harry L. Watson

Reimagining the South

by William F. Winter

Front Porch: Fall 2005

by Harry L. Watson

Front Porch: Summer 2005

by Harry L. Watson

Front Porch: Winter 2005

by Harry L. Watson

Aiming for Fame and Riches

by John Shelton Reed

Blue Yodeler: Jimmie Rodgers

by Bland Simpson

Front Porch: Music 2006

by Harry L. Watson

Interview with Julian Bond

by Julian Bond, ElizabethGritter

“My People”

by James H. Clinton

Front Porch: Fall 2006

by Harry L. Watson

Fat Tuesday at Dixie’s

by Sarah Wilkerson-Freeman

Front Porch: Spring 2006

by Harry L. Watson

Front Porch: Music 2007

by Harry L. Watson

Alan Lomax: The Long Journey

by William R. Ferris

Front Porch: Winter 2007

by Harry L. Watson

Living with Ballads: Sidna Allen

by Elizabeth Hadaway

Pete Seeger, San Francisco, 1989

by Pete Seeger, Michael K.Honey, William R.Ferris

Walker Evans, 1974

by William R. Ferris

Front Porch: Photography 2007

by Harry L. Watson

Buffalo Gals

by Elaine Neil Orr

Riolama

by William Alexander Percy

HumaNatureScapes

by Keri McLeod

The Devil Is In

by Tanya Olson

Front Porch: Spring 2007

by Harry L. Watson

Front Porch: Spring 2008

by Harry L. Watson

Front Porch: Summer 2014

by Jocelyn R. Neal

Is for, to Hold

by Bob Hicok

Front Porch: Katrina

by Harry L. Watson

Memories of H. T. Lockard

by Elizabeth Gritter

Front Porch: Civil Rights

by Harry L. Watson

Front Porch: First Peoples

by Harry L. Watson

Front Porch: Spring 2009

by Harry L. Watson

Chitlin Function

by Jerry Leath Mills

Lessons of Core Sound Workboats

by Lawrence S. Earley

Front Porch: Summer 2009

by Harry L. Watson

Legend

by Al Maginnes

Front Porch: Music Vol. 15

by Harry L. Watson

Red Gravy

by Elizabeth M. Williams

Gravy

by Michael McFee

Front Porch: The Edible South

by Harry L. Watson

The Edible South

by Marcie Cohen Ferris

A Civil Passion

by James Fowler

Longing: Personal Effects from the Border

by Susan Harbage Page, Bernard L.Herman

Front Porch: Spring 2010

by Harry L. Watson

Learning from the Long Civil Rights Movement’s First Generation: Virginia Foster Durr

by Sarah Thuesen, BobHall, Jacquelyn DowdHall, M. SueThrasher

So Then

by Murray B. Shugars

Front Porch: Southern Lives

by Harry L. Watson

“I train the people to do their own talking”: Septima Clark and Women in the Civil Rights Movement

by David P. Cline, Katherine MellenCharron, Jacquelyn DowdHall, Eugene P.Walker

Southern Folk Singers

by Charles Joyner

Fabor

by Jocelyn R. Neal

Touching the Music: Charles Seeger

by William R. Ferris

Front Porch: Roots Music

by Harry L. Watson

Getting There

by Peter Makuck

Front Porch: Winter 2010

by Harry L. Watson

Front Porch: The Irish

by Harry L. Watson

The Day Is Past and Gone

by Scott Matthews

Stereo Propaganda

by Lynn Marshall-Linnemeier

Women Working

by Susan Harbage Page

Front Porch: Photography

by Harry L. Watson

American Studies

by Michael Carlebach

Catfish and Home

by Josh Eure

Front Porch: Memory

by Harry L. Watson

The KISS Letter: An Encounter with Elvis

by Marcie Cohen Ferris, Eugenia DettelbachWicker

Front Porch: Music Vol. 17

by Harry L. Watson

Stores

by William Harmon

Front Porch: Winter 2012

by Harry L. Watson

NASCAR vs. Football: Which Sport Is More Important to the South?

by Harvey H. Jackson III, Daniel S.Pierce

Bourbon

by R.T. Smith

Front Porch: Spring 2012

by Harry L. Watson

Every Ounce a Man’s Whiskey?

by Seán S. McKeithan

Native Ground

by Rob McDonald

Chocolate Pie

by Michael Chitwood

Theodore Peed’s Turtle Party

by Bernard L. Herman

Vimala Cooks, Everybody Eats

by Shannon Harvey

Front Porch: Food Vol. 18

by Harry L. Watson

Raising Cane

by Tammy L. Brown

“What Sells Me”: Bill Clinton, 1974

by Seth Kotch, WalterDe Vries

The South in the Shadow of Nazism

by Stephen J. Whitfield

Front Porch: Politics

by Harry L. Watson

On the Temper of the Times

by Ferrel Guillory

Emmett’s Wallet

by Philip C. Kolin

Going to Texas

by Carolyn Osborn

Front Porch: Winter 2013

by Jocelyn R. Neal

The Banjo

by Michael McFee

Front Porch: Global Music

by Jocelyn R. Neal

The Poutin’ House

by Harvey H. Jackson III

Moon Pies and Memories

by Mildred Council, JohnEgerton, GeorgeTindall, William R.Ferris, DougMarlette, LeeSmith

Flip

by Michael Chitwood

My Inner Hillbilly

by Michael McFee

Front Porch: Summer 2013

by Harry L. Watson

Elegy for the Native Guards

by Natasha Trethewey

Front Porch: Civil War

by Harry L. Watson

The Revenant

by Matthew P. Shelton

Prayer for My Children

by Kate Daniels

The Divided Reception of The Help

by Suzanne W. Jones

Front Porch: The Help

by Harry L. Watson

Apple Slices

by Todd Boss

Taking Strong Drink

by Bill Koon

Front Porch: Summer 2014

by Jocelyn R. Neal

Teenage Pastime

by Natalie Minik

An Eye for Mullet

by David S. Cecelski

Southern Waters: A Visual Perspective

by Bernard L. Herman, WilliamArnett

In the Lowlands Low: Swamping About the South

by Bland Simpson, Ann CarySimpson

Front Porch: Southern Waters

by Harry L. Watson

Dashboard Poet: Roger Miller

by Brian Carpenter

There Goes Old Gomer

by Sara K. Eskridge

Front Porch: Winter 2014

by Jocelyn R. Neal

Pie Love You, Cake Do Without You

by Marianne Gingher

Cast-Iron Ghazal

by Michael McFee

As We Cooked, As We Lived: Lumbee Foodways

by Sara Wood, Malinda MaynorLowery

Panfish: Spot On

by Bernard L. Herman

Food Matters

by Tom Rankin

Front Porch: Food Vol. 21

by Harry L. Watson

Little Dixie’s Circus Cemetery

by Tanya Finchum, JulianaNykolaiszyn

The Gorilla Story

by Darnell Arnoult

Front Porch: Summer 2015

by Harry L. Watson

Rebel Rock

by Maarten Zwiers

Southern Borderlands

by Alex E. Chávez

Helping Pave the Road to FAME

by Christopher Reali

Front Porch: Music Vol. 21

by Harry L. Watson

Hobart

by Davis McCombs

Shelby Foote, Memphis, and the Civil War in American Memory

by Timothy S. Huebner, Madeleine M.McGrady

Front Porch: Winter 2015

by Harry L. Watson

Remembering Appomattox

by Edward L. Ayers

Astronomy

by Jesse Graves

Front Porch: Documentary Arts

by Harry L. Watson

A Marvelous Gun Unshot

by James McNaughton

Contraband

by Eric Janken

Skillet Laureate

by Michael McFee

Southern Side Trip: Playlist

by Aaron Smithers

Traveling Shoes

by Aaron Smithers

Dreaming about Chords

by Aaron Smithers

Cool-Water Music

by Joshua Guthman

In Memoriam: Doug Marlette

by John Shelton Reed

A Place Called The South

by Josh Guthman

Passed Down Things

by Josh Guthman

Surveying the South: A Conversation with John Shelton Reed

by Eugene D. Genovese, ElizabethFox-Genovese, John SheltonReed

Rethinking Southern History

by David L. Carlton

“Knock Us Out, John!”

by James C. Cobb

An Episcopalian Imagination

by O'Brien Michael

Front Porch: Winter 1995

by John Shelton Reed, Harry L.Watson

Unlocking Photographs

by Ellen Garrison

Seeing the Highlands, 1900–1939

by David Moltke-Hansen

The Front Porch: Fall 1994

by John Shelton Reed, Harry L.Watson

The Front Porch: Inaugural Issue

by John Shelton Reed, Harry M.Watson