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Southern Slayer: Beyoncé's "Formation"

Unless you were living under a rock or don’t pay attention to such things, Beyoncé released a new song yesterday called “Formation.” The southern setting (New Orleans), Bey’s reference to her roots in the Deep South (Alabama and Louisiana), the entire song’s southern… 164 more words

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Hold Still: A Memoir with Photographs by Sally Mann

A smart, eloquent, and deeply personal memoir, Hold Still’s prose is ornate in a manner befitting the fecund, gnarled landscape of the American South, which serves not merely as the setting but as a primary force in Sally Mann’s life. 93 more words


THE OTHER IRISH: The Scots-Irish Rascals Who Made America Karen F. McCarthy

By Bill McGimpsey

Comprehensive works on the Scotch-Irish are few and far between. Since James Leyburn’s milestone “Social History,” published way back in 1962, there have been few notable exhibits. 423 more words

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Exploring the Corazón de Dixie with Julie M. Weise

Immigration from Mexico is very relevant to our understanding of the contemporary American South.  It’s also been a political hot potato. To help us understand the history of Mexican immigration to our region, … 1,077 more words

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#TravelDiary: A late lunch at The Waffle House

By Ana Beatriz Ribeiro

The rain was relentless on the 6-hour drive from Tallahassee to New Orleans. With hunger and fatigue enveloping me as the afternoon wore on, I finally caved in to my boyfriend’s pleas that we eat at a fast food place off the highway. 574 more words



Afroculinaria is the food blog of Michael W. Twitty. The chef, food writer, and culinary historian is interested in the food culture and history of the American South, Jewish cultural issues, and cultural politics.


Southern Comfort's Homecoming

Last week Kentucky-based Brown-Forman Corporation, which owns the Jack Daniels and Woodford Reserve brands, announced it is selling the Southern Comfort brand to the New Orleans-based Sazerac Company.  290 more words

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