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June 14, 2011 Featured Opinion

Jesus Christ has several names including Son of God, Emmanuel, Lord & Savior yet as Southerners we sometimes fail to notice the most ubiquitous aspect of His character. He was a gentleman. Look up the definition of chivalry and see how well He fits a gentleman’s suit. Jesus represented the ideals of truth, beauty, freedom… Read more »

June 9, 2011 Art Featured

Paul Newman has his own seat at the Earl Smith Strand Theatre. The art space was originally opened in 1935 as a movie theatre and survived through the 60s. It fell into disarray until the Marietta, Ga., community rallied to reopen The Strand in 2008. Newman has a gold placard with his famous name as… Read more »

mint julep
June 7, 2011 Featured Food

On a sunny day in the South, no cocktail tastes quite as sweet as a mint julep. For the perfect Southern mint julep, follow these instructions. Pretty Southern Mint Julep: 2 oz. Kentucky Bourbon 1 oz. Simple Syrup — made by boiling 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water, and allowing it to cool before… Read more »

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An archetypal Southern gentleman could be adorned in seersucker. He would drink mint juleps on the finest occasions. A gentleman has an inherent taste for the finer things in life. As was said of Scarlett O’Hara’s daddy Gerald, “There was no need for him to acquire a good head for whiskey. He had been born… Read more »

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June 6, 2011 Featured

The definition of a gentleman in our modern times is debatable. Every person has their own perception of what a gentleman means. Common terms are polite, chivalrous, loving, compassionate, and if the gentleman is a Disney prince, he has to be handsome. In “Gone With the Wind” Margaret Mitchell discusses the concept of a gentleman…. Read more »

margaret-mitchell

The best storyline of Gone With the Wind is neither about Scarlett O’Hara nor Rhett Butler — it’s the author Margaret Mitchell’s very own life story. Born in Atlanta on Nov. 8, 1900, Margaret Mitchell spent her childhood listening to the war stories of Confederate veterans. They told her everything about the Civil War except… Read more »