History shows with painful clarity that whenever human beings get too much power, that power ends up corrupting the very [...]
More than 150 years after the Civil War, there is a new push across the South to take down Confederate monuments. Officials in Austin, Texas, and Louisville, Kentucky, have already voted to remove statues, and New Orleans is about to do the same. In Charlottesville, Virginia, a statue of Robert E. Lee was erected nearly […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry…
On April 12, 1861, the bloodiest conflict in American history began when Confederate forces attacked a Union-controlled fort in South Carolina.
It was the first act of aggression mounted by the Confederacy, which had formed just [...]
In February of 2015, Kathleen Purvis, the food editor of the Charlotte Observer, drove to Birmingham, Alabama, to attend Food Media South, an annual symposium. The keynote session, “Hey, You, Pitch [...]