We've all suffered through them, those limp, soggy excuses for pasta salad that amount to little more than elbow macaroni doused with bottled vinaigrette and tossed with a bag of frozen peas.
The ponytail is the default hairstyle for most Southern gals, especially in the summer when everything is wilting.
Some of the most familiar faces seen in Mississippi during the summer are found in our gardens. Most gardeners across the state recognize the yellow petals and dark centers of black-eyed Susans.
On Tuesday, July 8 Michael Farris Smith's gripping 2011 novella, "The Hands of Strangers," will experience its second release -- this time by Simon & Schuster, in ebook form.
Sara Gallman lives in Caledonia at the end of a winding gravel drive, and next to a field of beautiful corn growing tall and straight. She goes to work every weekday at the Thad Cochran Research, Technology and Economic Development Park at Mississippi State University, then comes home to her husband, Tony, and three lively children -- JW, Michael and Katie Beth. A "typical" mom, doing what millions of other moms do.
Tales of the samurai have captivated imaginations since the 12th century. In Lethal Beauty: Samurai Weapons and Armor, a glimpse into the lives of these warriors who served Japan through times of intense warfare, as well as peace, is available to the public through Sept. 21 at the Birmingham Museum of Art.
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.
This has been a flag-waving week. We celebrated the signing of the Declaration of Independence over 300 years ago, and the 50th anniversary of the signing of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Both are very good reasons to eat hot dogs and drink beer.
I have been away for a while, and I have to say coming home in time for the recent Fourth of July takes on special meaning.
Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle and the Baptist Memorial Health Care Foundation have made donations to two organizations to help Mississippians affected by recent spring storms, especially those living in Tupelo, Columbus and Louisville.
Mississippi University for Women will be one of six entities to host Volunteer Mississippi information sessions to discuss the availability of monies to support local national service programs and opportunities to access national service resources.
There was a bit of Italia in the air Friday at Mississippi University for Women's Culinary Arts Institute. On the final day of this summer's MUW Culinary Camp for Kids, participants in the seventh through 12th grades prepared an Italian-themed luncheon for parents and friends, presenting demos of each course.
Summertime entertaining and salsa go together like, well, chips and salsa. With all of the fresh ingredients available at the Hitching Lot Farmers' Market in Columbus and other area farmers' markets, now is the time to forsake the jarred version and put a little love into the bowl.
Fifty stars, 13 stripes. Together, they can rally a nation and bring strong men to tears. They can be taken for granted and even abused. But everything the American flag stands for is indelibly written in time, by great and ordinary people.
Temperatures are on the rise in Northeast Mississippi. Most people simply adjust the thermostat, but others don't have that luxury.
The Golden Triangle Writers Guild will meet Saturday, July 12, at 1:30 p.m. at the Bryan Public Library in West Point.
4. Calling fine artists for Starkville Art Walk ENTERTAINMENT
5. Town & Tower to feature MUW updates COMMUNITY