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Southern Cultures Doc Arts Issue Launch, Fri, Mar 4th

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If you’re nearby (or up for a road trip!), join us at the Power Plant Gallery at the American Tobacco Campus in Durham to get a first look at our Documentary Arts Issue, guest edited by Tom Rankin and featuring Lao immigrants in Morganton, NC, participatory archives and self-documentation in Eastern Kentucky, collaborative documentary work in the Mississippi Delta, missionaries in Louisiana, Christmas in Cat Square, NC, the history of documentation (and resistance) in Hale County, AL, and more.

Documentary Arts Issue Launch
Friday, March 4th | 5:00-7:30 PM
Power Plant Gallery, Durham, NC
* located under the white Lucky Strike tower at the American Tobacco Campus
Light refreshments will be served; remarks at 6 PM. Suggested parking: South Deck at the American Tobacco Campus.

Southern Cultures Music Issue Launch, Fri, Nov 6 at 5:30 pm

21-3CoverOur Music Issue is back, featuring Johnny Cash’s last interview, Emmylou Harris as the widow of Nashville, Muscle Shoals and the rise of FAME Recording Studios, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Dutch band Normaal, huapango arribeno musicians and the making of a “Mexican South,” the remaking of Beale Street, a newly discovered ballad of Ella May Wiggins, the community of New Orleans musicians, and more — including a collection of new southern music.

Join us for the issue launch with Anna & Elizabeth, who are included our new compilation. As NPR’s Bob Boilen says of the duo, “They came to NPR and brought many of us to tears with some of the most yearning harmonies I’ve heard at the Tiny Desk. These songs are given few embellishments — sometimes a fiddle is added to a single voice, sometimes a banjo or guitar chimes in — but always the power is in the sparseness. If you’ve never thought your tastes would lean to mountain music, take a deep breath and soak it all in.”

This event is free and open to the public. Copies of the new music issue will be available for purchase.

SC App Launch & Picnic, Thurs, July 9 at 5:30 pm

Summer2015coverTo celebrate the Summer 2015 issue release from Southern Cultures, we’re having a beach picnic–right here in Chapel Hill! The new issue features the Ali-Quarry fight in Atlanta, contested stereotypes of southern motherhood, Civil War novels by Vietnam vets, lesbian print culture in North Carolina, and the UNC Student Strike of 1970–plus Bulgarian Faulkner, gorilla stories, thwarted lynchings, and a circus cemetery in “Little Dixie.” We’ll also unveil the new Southern Cultures app from UNC Press, which allows readers to access our award-winning content on the go.


Join us at the Love House for a summer picnic, comments by John Sherer, and fantastic beach music by The Legacy Motown Revue! This event is free and open to the public.

Southern Cultures App Launch + Picnic

Southern Cultures will soon bring you more digital content, as well as more ways to read, listen, watch, and subscribe! We’re launching our new app with the Summer 2015 issue.

On July 9th, we celebrated with a picnic with food by Scratch Baking and beach music by The Legacy Motown Revue. Guests received a free download of the summer issue, featuring special interviews with Julian Bond, Dorothy Allison, Bulgarian Ambassador Elena Poptodorova, and more!

SC Food Issue Release at Southern Season, Fri, Mar 27 at 6:00 pm

Join us at Southern Season’s Cooking School for a tasteful evening of southern food and wine, as we celebrate the “Third Helping” of the Southern Cultures food issue. The party starts at 6:00 pm on Friday, March 27th, just after the first sessions of our “State of the Plate” conference adjourn. Come one and all! The Southern Season chefs will serve up Cornbread Crostini with Braised Pork, Buttermilk Biscuits with Pimento Cheese, Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs, Shrimp and Cheese Grits, and Chocolate Chess Pie–all with expertly selected wine pairings! If you’re on a diet, come with a friend. Your ticket also includes a copy of this perennially buzzworthy issue of Southern Cultures.

SC Food Issue launchAfter we taste a few plates, we’ll enjoy a reading by Marianne Gingher from her article, “Pie Love You, Cake Live Without You,” which appears in this issue. Tickets are available here! We look forward to celebrating with you.