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Today, the Southern Festival of Books announced its full lineup, and all I can say is mark your calendar for October 12-14 in Nashville. And, oh yeah, it's free!

If you find yourself near Rosemary Beach, Florida, this summer, don't miss the chance to step inside Coastal Living magazine's Ultimate Beach House.

William Faulkner's hometown marks the 50th anniversary of his death with events starting at 6:30 a.m.

Opening in theaters around the country this month, independent award-winner "Beasts of the Southern Wild" is a magical Southern film narrated through the eyes of 6-year-old Hushpuppy.

Whether you're celebrating the Fourth of July on Wednesday or waiting until this weekend, you'll need a couple Southern essentials to get you through.

South Louisiana's rice and meat-stuffed sausage casing made its way into two major publications this week. The Wall Street Journal covered three towns' boudin war, while Gourmet named Lafayette's Boudin Cook-Off a Top 10 Food Festival.

F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic story has been chosen for the Book Riot's first "Riot Read" book club. Through August 1, they'll be posting special features on the book and Fitzgerald.

Stepping inside the Walter Anderson Museum of Art in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, is like stepping inside the artist's world for an hour or two. Its skylit interior of warm Southern yellow pine is a glowing backdrop for Anderson's depictions of the plants, animals and people of the Gulf Coast.

Many of you have probably heard about missing college student Mickey Shunick, who disappeared in Lafayette while riding her bike home early Saturday morning. The house Mickey left from is only about six blocks from our office, so this case is hitting especially close to home.

We're still on the road in South Georgia and have been visiting lots of farms, growers, wineries and more. The state is working hard to develop its agri-tourism business, and we've been forging a trail from Vidalia to Valdosta.

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