Your Weekly Pop: Ribs and Race in House of Cards

In case you haven’t been binge watching the show this article is primarily about chapter twenty-two but includes references up to chapter thirty-one and contains spoilers. * * * “Do you think I’m a hypocrite? Well you should. I wouldn’t disagree with you. The road to power is paved with hypocrisy …and casualties. Never regret.” … Continued

A Helping of Gravy: A Democratic Way of Looking

Food, Drink, and Pop Culture in Southern Photography “I HAD THIS NOTION of what I called a democratic way of looking around, that nothing was more or less important.” That’s how Memphis native William Eggleston, the color photography pioneer, describes his approach to capturing his surroundings. Eggleston’s primary-hued world of grocery-store parking lots, drive-in restaurants, … Continued

Pic Pick: The Clermont Lounge

There are some parts of Atlanta that traditional guide books leave out. And there are places you’d hesitate to take a friend, let alone your mom. Clermont Lounge is one of those places. My first foray (but hopefully not my last) into the strip club/dive bar/dance floor happened several years ago, thanks to an intrepid Atlantan hell-bent on showing me a good time.

What We’re Watching: Buzzfeed

In the year of pop culture, we can’t very well ignore something like Buzzfeed’s recent video “Americans Try Southern Food for the First Time.” We tried. We held our virtual tongue. We failed. After all, Buzzfeed often supplies the most shareable content on the Internet, and we at the Southern Foodways Alliance know that Southern food … Continued