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It's a matter of honor: Why Southerners are more polite

Good hospitality and manners are well-known stereotypes of the American South.Psychologists believe that the South is so well-mannered because it has a culture of honor, where an individual's reputation is highly valuable.To test this, researchers conducted what's known as "the asshole experiment." None According to a survey by Travel + Leisure magazine, New York, Washington D.C., and Boston are among the top five rudest cities. The common denominator? They're from the north of the U.S. Compared...
Tags: Boston, Society, United States, Sociology, Innovation, Violence, Michigan, South, Cohen, American South, Richard Nisbett, Nisbett, Dov Cohen, Travel Leisure magazine New York Washington D C

SXSW Day 5: ‘Villains’ is Your New Favorite Comedic Thriller, ‘Olympic Dreams’ Puts an Indie Drama in an Incredible Location, and ‘The Peanut Butter Falcon’ is an Unlikely Winner

(Welcome to The SXSW Diaries, where we will be chronicling every single movie we see at the Austin-based film festival.) Welcome to SXSW 2019 day five. In this edition: Villains recalls the best of the early Coen brothers, Olympic Dreams is a standard story set in an extraordinary location, and The Peanut Butter Falcon is a quirky but winning blend of comedy and drama. Villains Sometimes, all a movie needs is one house, a handful of characters, and an escalating series of bad choices. In ...
Tags: Florida, Movies, Features, Austin, Nick Kroll, Tokyo, Mark Twain, Richard Linklater, Kyra Sedgwick, Dakota Johnson, Bill Paxton, Sxsw, Robert Olsen, Villains, Monroe, Tyler

More Tornado Watches Issued for the South as Alabama Still Recovers

Tornado watches are issued in Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Arkansas
Tags: Weather, News, Uncategorized, Alabama, Tornadoes, South, American South, Onetime, Tennessee Mississippi Louisiana

Why You Shouldn’t Overlook the American South

Posted: 2/18/2019 | February 18th, 2019 I love the South. Before I went traveling, I always had this perception that the southern states in the US were backward. They were filled with racists, yokels, and obese, gun-loving, Jesus freaks. It was a perception born out of a quarter-century of living in New England and consuming mass media and stereotypes about a people and place I really didn’t know anything about. Then, at the start of my grand trip in 2006, I drove across the United States. As ...
Tags: Travel, Florida, New York, Mississippi, Interviews, Australia, Kentucky, Virginia, India, US, Alabama, America, Atlanta, Georgia, Syria, United States

‘The Witches’ Remake Cast Adds Octavia Spencer Alongside Anne Hathaway

Octavia Spencer is the latest to join The Witches remake cast. Spencer will play the grandmother of a boy who runs afoul of witches, lead by the Grand High Witch herself (played by Anne Hathaway). Robert Zemeckis is directing the film, adapted from Roald Dahl’s children’s book, which was previously adapted into a movie by director Nicolas Roeg. Variety broke the news that Octavia Spencer is joining The Witches. Like Dahl’s book and the Nicolas Roeg film, The Witches follows a boy who gets mi...
Tags: Movies, Casting, Roald Dahl, Alfonso Cuarón, Guillermo Del Toro, Oscar, Adaptation, Anjelica Huston, Anne-Hathaway, Roma, Remakes, Octavia Spencer, Nicolas Roeg, Spencer, Hathaway, Roeg

Touring the Prohibition Museum in Savannah, Georgia

When you think of the first English settlements in the USA, you think of Jamestown and Williamsburg, but the one that really thrived and became a true city is Savannah, Georgia. Since Savannah was around from almost the beginning and stayed a city all that time, it has been through every bright and dark time in American history, including the sad experiment where it became illegal to drink...Read the whole entry... »          Related Stories Touring the Prohibition Museum in Savannah, Georgia -...
Tags: Travel, Usa, Georgia, History, Museums, Booze, Dublin, Us Travel, Weirdness, Liquor, Savannah, Williamsburg, Jamestown, Seamus Heaney, Savannah Georgia, American South

The Only Surviving Text Written in Arabic by an American Slave Has Been Digitized & Put Online: Read the Autobiography of Enslaved Islamic Scholar, Omar Ibn Said (1831)

Several important pieces of primary documentary evidence have now become freely available to scholars, students, and anyone interested in the history of American slavery, one an autobiography written in Arabic by Omar Ibn Said, an enslaved Muslim man who was actively encouraged to read and write by his North Carolina owners. The Library of Congress announced this month that it had acquired the 1831 manuscript in 2017 and has now uploaded digital scans of Said’s Arabic original and several other...
Tags: Google, Congress, College, Africa, America, Senegal, History, Smithsonian, North Carolina, University Of North Carolina, Facebook Twitter, UNC, Charleston South Carolina, Moreau, Katz, Josh Jones

Announcing David Payne as Managing Director for the Techstars Atlanta Accelerator in partnership with Cox Enterprises

Today I couldn’t be more excited to announce that I’m joining Techstars as the Managing Director for Techstars Atlanta in partnership with Cox Enterprises . In 2015, Techstars partnered with Cox Enterprises to launch a global mentorship-driven accelerator in Atlanta. Three years and thirty startups later, this program is having a tremendous impact on Atlanta, and I’m excited to build upon all of the success of the previous team. I’ve been working in startups since the mid-90s in NYC,...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, Alabama, America, Atlanta, Pennsylvania, New Orleans, Birmingham, TechStars, South, Accelerators, Southeast, Cox, American South, Cox Enterprises, George Moore

Best fall campsites in the South

Summer may be over , but head to the American South and you’ll find great places to camp deep into the fall months. From Florida to South Carolina, campgrounds have fewer crowds and plenty of space to set up a camp chair, light a campfire, and enjoy the fall season at a different pace than in the summer months. The South is a great place to explore, and the scenery in state and national parks is a unique experience unto itself. These seven spots might just convince you to make fall camping dow...
Tags: Travel, Florida, Camping, US, America, Georgia, Louisiana, Gulf of Mexico, South Carolina, South, Orlando, Blue Ridge Mountains, Cumberland Plateau, State Park, American South, Calcasieu River

New Trailer Released on Documentary Film on Bakari Sellers of CNN

Tags: Religion, Cnn, Anderson Cooper, Philadelphia, South Carolina, Charleston, State House, Morehouse College, Charleston Massacre, Henry McMaster, Clementa Pinckney, American South, SC House, William J Zick, Charlamagne, Denmark South Carolina

My True South: Why I Decided to Return Home

Returning home to a place I love more than I loathe
Tags: News, Mississippi, Uncategorized, American South

How Southern Food Has Finally Embraced Its Multicultural Soul

Southern food has finally embraced its multicultural soul
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Food & Drink, American South

What Democrats Don’t Get About the South

What Democrats don't get about the south
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Democrats, South, American South

Meet the 31 People Who Are Changing the South

From education crusaders to culinary innovators to evangelical activists, meet 31 people who are reshaping the South.
Tags: News, Uncategorized, People, American South, Onetime

Miranda Lambert, Faith Hill and Other Celebrities Share Their Favorite Spots in the South

We asked notable Southerners to tell us about a place they love. Here are some of their favorites. Miranda Lambert Float the Guadalupe River by day and listen to live music at Gruene Hall by night—it’s the perfect Texas outing. Drew Brees I love Audubon Park in New Orleans, watching my kids play, feeding the…
Tags: Texas, Celebrities, News, Uncategorized, New Orleans, South, Gruene Hall, Brees, Guadalupe River, American South, Audubon Park, Onetime, Miranda Lambert Faith Hill

Small towns in the South to visit

The American South is home to incredible cities like New Orleans, Atlanta, Charleston, and Nashville. But some of the greatest gems can be found in charming small towns throughout the region, where the heritage, music, food, architecture, and famous southern hospitality of this beautiful, complicated, and often misunderstood region of the United States can truly be experienced. In these towns and small cities, visitors will find accents and sometimes languages that have faded from larger citie...
Tags: Travel, Florida, Mississippi, Alabama, America, United States, Dolly Parton, Oxford, Delta, Carrie Underwood, New Orleans, Elvis Presley, Nashville, Lafayette, Louisiana, Gulf Coast

ace this quiz for southerners

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Tags: Travel, Culture, Southern States, American South, Cultural Identity, Culturally Southern

'Blood at the Root' and the Cultivation of Racial Hatred in America

Patrick Phillips has written a century-long history of racial violence and suppression in a Georgia county that, at every level, seems to mirror contemporary politics and social unrest in America. Forsyth County was like many places around the South after the Civil War. Its diversity comprised both economic and racial hierarchies in a rural setting where self-governance and secrecy bred by the community's isolation allowed white residents to force black landowners and laborers out of the ...
Tags: Facebook, Music, US, Alabama, America, Atlanta, Georgia, History, Racism, Civil Rights, Slavery, Civil War, Jim Crow, South, Ku Klux Klan, Phillips

Dating a Southern Belle

1. You’ve had the sweet tea vs. all other tea conversation. 2. You know what it means to inspire romance at a Cracker Barrel. 3. You now expect to be blessed when you sneeze or cough around anyone. 4. You’re wearing a monogrammed winter hat with pride (and it matches hers). 5. You know “fixing to” do something can mean it will happen in 10 minutes or 10 days. 6. You’ve learned 100 ways of using “y’all” in a sentence, and none are ever wrong. 7. You can discern when she’s using gossip as a weapon...
Tags: Travel, All, American South, Cracker Barrel, Culturally Southern, date a Southern girl, Southern Belle

The Fascinating Family History of the American Set to Revolutionize the Royals

Her future husband can trace his genealogy on both sides back to the Middle Ages, and although Meghan Markle’s British antecedents can be traced as far back as the 1400s on her father’s side, it is her mother’s line of descent from slaves in the American South that has aroused more fascination as the British royal family prepares to welcome the first non-white member to its senior ranks. Markle, who has described herself as “a strong, confident, mixed-race woman,” has talked and written at lengt...
Tags: Royals, Elle, Genealogy, Markle, American South, MEGHAN MARKLE, Genealogy Research/Ancestry, Genealogy News, Genealogyblog

Trump helps volunteer efforts in hurricane-ravaged Florida

President Donald Trump returned on Thursday to the storm-swept American South, handing out food and meeting with survivors on the Gulf coast of Florida.
Tags: Florida, Cnn, Donald Trump, Trump, American South

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week - September 14, 2017

In the weekly Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week, the Montreal bookstore recommends several new works of fiction, art books, periodicals, and comics. Librairie Drawn & Quarterly is one of Montreal's premiere independent bookstores. Afterglow: A Dog Memoir by Eileen Myles An impressionistic portrait of a poet’s muse and confidant—a pit bull named Rosie—from the ineffable Eileen Myles. Tongues: Chapter 1 by Anders Nilsen A retelling of the tale of Prometheus, set against the ...
Tags: Music, David, Montreal, Rosie, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Jesmyn Ward, Librairie Drawn Quarterly Books of the Week, Librairie Drawn Quarterly, American South, Koyama Press, Anders Nilsen, Eileen Myles An, Eileen Myles Tongues, Patrick Kyle Torontonian Patrick Kyle

Hiking the Back Trails of the Plitvice Lakes, Croatia

The Plitvice Lakes in Croatia are some of the most beautiful waterfalls in Europe. As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and near the famous filming locations for Game of Thrones, Plitvice Lakes are a great vacation destination. However, in the summer, the park can get crowded enough to bring the paths to a standstill. Fortunately, there is an entire “backlot” section of the park filled with trails, waterfalls and villages just as beautiful as the main attraction. Trails A and B in the park are the c...
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, Europe, Nature, Unesco, Croatia, Adventure Travel, National Park, Europe Travel, Kiev, Parks And Preserves, American South, Plitvice Lakes Croatia, Plitvice Lakes

An interfaith service trip to Alabama (after Shabbat)

At the blessed crack of well-before-dawn on Sunday I'm heading south for what promises to be a truly extraordinary week. Each year, the chaplains at Williams College partner with the Center for Learning in Action on an interfaith service trip to Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (See Alabama Calling, Williams Alumni Review, July 2012.) This year I am profoundly blessed to be one of the chaplains serving my alma mater, which means I get to take part! The four chaplains (Jewish, Christian, Roman Catholic, an...
Tags: Travel, Religion, Alabama, Williams, Muslim, Birmingham, Tom, Francis Xavier, Williams College, Islamic Society, American South, Temple Emanu El, Tikkun Olam, Reb Zalman, Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Civil Rights Institute

The Art of the Personal Project: Kris Davidson

Personal Projects are crucial in showing potential buyers how you think creatively on your own. I am drawn to personal projects that have an interesting vision or show something I have never seen before. In this revised column, I’ll include a link to each personal project with the artist statement so you can see more of the project. Please note: projects are found and submissions are not accepted. Today’s Featured Artist: Kris Davidson Walter as Nat King Cole (Love is the Thing) Sasha and t...
Tags: Photography, New Orleans, Personal Project, Mississippi River, Sasha, Suzanne Sease, The Martin Agency, Kaplan Thaler Capital One Best, New Orleans Louisiana, Harriet Tubman, Marcus Tullius Cicero, American South, Kris Davidson, Kris Davidson Walter, Louisiana Antoinette, Kentwood Louisiana

Understanding the US elections

When you travel , you are open to differences. You are seeking them. You want that food that you’ve never tasted and those photos of a landscape you’ve never seen. And if you travel a bit anthropologically, then you realize that there are deeper differences below the spices you taste on your tongue — differences in beliefs about how the world should work, how society should form, how you perceive reality. Those differences are harder to dig into and sometimes, we don’t like what we find. It’s ...
Tags: Travel, Usa, Traveling, US, United States, US politics, Anthropology, Dc, Cultures, East Coast, Us Elections, All, Understanding, USA People, American South

A love letter to the American South

Photo: Xuedi Chen I grew up in a Christian household in Gulf Shores, Alabama, nestled in the heart of the Bible Belt.  If you’re thinking in stereotypes, I had all the right things a good, Christian boy should have: a deeply religious family, an ongoing education at a religious college, and a childhood rooted in churches, faith, daily prayer, and conservative values. The outcome of that cultural indoctrination is supposed to be a god-fearing man, steeped in humility, worship, and self-sacrifi...
Tags: Travel, Florida, Hope, Alabama, Atlanta, United States, Gulf Coast, Memphis, Gulf of Mexico, Travel Stories, Southern States, Bible Belt, American South, Gulf Shores Alabama