American South

50 states of art

A Farmer’s Daughter-Turned-Photographer Learns to Love Her Mississippi Roots

Ellen Rodgers turns her camera on the rural communities she calls home in the Mississippi Delta.
Kara Weisenstein
3.26.17
50 states of art

A Farmer’s Daughter-Turned-Photographer Learns to Love Her Mississippi Roots | #50StatesofArt

Ellen Rodgers turns her camera on the rural communities she calls home in the Mississippi Delta.
Kara Weisenstein
3.26.17
The Music Issue

I Met the Rappers Trying to Legitimize Hick-Hop and One of Them Licked Me

Country rap, also known as hick-hop, has been dismissed as cultural appropriation and musical abomination. One group of rappers is trying to change that.
Zach Goldbaum
10.12.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now

America Is Officially Overrun by Terrifying Evil Clowns

People in Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, and Virginia have reportedly spotted terrifying clowns wandering through grocery stories, riding shotgun in cars, and even sending strange, threatening messages on Facebook.
VICE Staff
9.27.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Those Creepy Clowns Are Apparently Terrorizing Georgia Now

"This behavior is not cute or funny," local police said.
VICE Staff
9.14.16
The We Missed You Issue

Capturing the Subtle Healing of Two Damaged Homes

​Terttu Uibopuu photographs subtle signs of trauma and recovery in the American South and in her native Estonia.
​Terttu Uibopuu
3.30.16
southern food

Southern Food Is Delicious But Will Eventually Kill You

A blissful meal of juicy fried chicken, flaky biscuits, and refreshing sweet tea may have the power to temporarily restore your faith in humanity. But a new study has revealed that eating it regularly can be severely detrimental to your health.
Javier Cabral
8.11.15
American South

The American South Is Still Eating White Dirt

Geophagy, the technical term for deliberately eating earth, soil, or clay, sounds like a terrible idea. Yet in many parts of the world, this is not considered strange or rare, but a culinary past time.
Emelyn Rude
6.5.15
north carolina

MUNCHIES Presents: Whole Hog BBQ with Sam Jones

Sam Jones is the seventh generation pitmaster of his family's BBQ restaurant, The Skylight Inn. Since 1947, the restaurant has become an icon in the BBQ world for selling one thing and one thing only: chopped Eastern-style North Carolina whole hog pork.
Munchies Staff
6.25.14
Tennessee

The Edible Plant That Might Kill You May Cure Herpes

Plenty of people in the American South consume poke sallet, a plant known for its medicinal properties: Research suggests that it has shown action against both herpes and HIV. Of course, there's the minor issue that it can also kill you.
Kelly Robinson
5.5.14