The Southern Sense: June 2015

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I was doing an evening program for Emory University in Connecticut last week and found myself answering questions about that mysterious part of the Southeastern region known as the “Deep South” and Georgia’s own culture as a state located right …

The Southern Sense: May 2015

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I think it should be clear by this point that Southerners love any excuse to get together, eat good food, and tell stories. While I realize ours is not the only region that does this, I like to think that …

The Southern Sense: April 2015

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Want to experience an area of Atlanta that’s been key to the flourishing “intown” scene? Welcome to Virginia-Highland, arguably Atlanta’s most well-known intown neighborhood. While there is debate, even among Atlanta natives, about where the neighborhood’s boundary lines stop and …

The Southern Sense: March 2015

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When asked what the city of Atlanta looks like, many a native has responded with something along the lines of, “it looks like a city that got dropped in the middle of the forest.” And when you look at aerial …

The Southern Sense: February 2015

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“Three chords and the truth” has long been an affectionate moniker for a genre of music many either love or hate: country music. I get the negative sentiment. I grew up hating country music, or rather, hating all I could …