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Nowruz: Rebirth, Renewal, and Repast

Nowruz, or Persian New Year, is an annual secular festival timed to the spring equinox. Feasts served over thirteen days in March celebrate rebirth, renewal, and the rewarding complexities of life.

Counter Histories: Rock Hill

In January 1961, a group of young men were arrested in Rock Hill, South Carolina, following a peaceful attempt to desegregate the McCrory’s lunch counter.

Separation of Church and Coffee

We sent writer T Cooper to explore the coffee scene in the famously bible-minded city of Knoxville, Tennessee.

Family Recipes

Celestia Morgan’s images are part of her “Family Recipes” series, a collection of photographs which explores the nostalgia and physical pull of recipes as a generational connector and reinforces the determined effort required to make them last.

Charlotte’s Central Avenue Corridor

Charlotte’s Central Avenue reveals the city’s shifting demographics, from white, working-class textile mill employees in the early twentieth century to new immigrants in the 1990s. These new Southerners shaped a new Charlotte.

All Fried: Carolina Fish Camps

Our latest SFA documentary, All Fried: Carolina Fish Camps, explores the relationship between Charlotte’s textile mill communities and the Carolina fish camps the region has become known for.

The Value of Southern Food

As he researched the influence and reputation of world cuisines, Dr. Krishnendu Ray noted that Southern food takes a beating. In this interview for Gravy, Ray shares his thoughts on Southern food’s place and future.