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 …

The Southern Sense: January 2015

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Let’s talk food, y’all. After all, we can’t go on much longer discussing Southern culture and customs without eventually running into two of their most iconic aspects: cooking and eating. There is wide belief that Southern food refers to particular …

The Southern Sense: November 2014

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“Is it true that Southerners consider road kill a delicacy?” That is the winning question I got as an admission counselor during this fall’s travel season. Every year I answer a broad range of questions about life in the South …

The Southern Sense: October 2014

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What does it mean to be a Southerner? It’s hard to define, but I know it’s a lot more than a “hey y’all” and a strand of pearls. Nowhere else in the country is there a population that identifies so …