When college student Quinterrall Brown started job hunting this past summer, he had no idea he would end up being his own boss. That's what can happen at the crossroads of necessity and invention.
I was a little north of Columbus last weekend and found the farmers' market in Jasper, Alabama. We picked up some delicious corn, little yellow squash that were so tender, some habanera pepper jelly (can't wait!), a few cucumbers, some tomatoes (not quite prime) and a jar of chow chow.
Some days you just need to embrace a kitchen sink approach to cooking.
Ever walk past a French bakery with one of those impossibly elegant apple tarts in the window, the ones with the apple slices fanned out in the shape of a flower? Nothing you could ever make at home, right? Wrong. It's so much easier than it looks.
They hide in plain sight while they practice. Inside an unused warehouse in East Columbus they skate around and around, two times a week, 365 days a year. They call it "The Bat Cave" to keep its location secret from the public. This is a pictorial of the Mississippi Brawl Stars, the roller derby team of Columbus.
A good storyteller can transcend time and place, as the Possum Town Tales Storytelling Festival audience a year ago could attest. The phenomenon happens again Sept. 23 through 27 when the Columbus Arts Council presents the third annual festival at the Rosenzweig Arts Center at 501 Main St.
The Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library and Mississippi University for Women join forces on Wednesday, Sept. 24 to preview MUW's upcoming Eudora Welty Writers' Symposium.
The Hazard Lecture Series hosted annually at Heritage Academy turns its focus to music with two free presentations on consecutive Mondays, Sept. 29 and Oct. 6 at 7 p.m.
On Thursday, Sept. 25, the Mississippi University for Women Gordy Honors College Forum Series features Dr. Beverly Joyce, MUW professor of Art History, speaking on "Stolen Art, Nazi Ideology and the Monuments Men."
I laugh at rules. I am that guy who dances to the beat of his own drum.
The Mississippi University for Women Culinary Arts Institute in Columbus announces three non-credit culinary certificate courses open to the public this fall.
The Golden Triangle is within easy traveling distance of some of the best entertainment in the South. Support arts and entertainment at home, and when you're on the road, these might pique your interest. Be aware that some venues add facility/convenience charges to ticket prices.
The Columbus and Lowndes County Historical Society will hold its annual meeting on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 21, at 3 p.m.
Tomato Pie is a classic Southern dish made at season's end when everyone has had their fill of tomato sandwiches and salads.
My grandma Ursula relied on honey to solve nearly any culinary or health problem. Have a nagging nighttime cough? Swallow a spoonful of honey. Chocolate sauce not smooth enough? A dab of honey will do it.
Here's the thing about baked stuffed peppers ... plenty of people hate them.
My husband, Terry, reminds me weekly that we don't eat enough garlic.