Culture

Music, Fashion, Theatre, and more
  • What's in His Bag?

    What's in His Bag?

    If you haven’t guessed by now, this month’s issue is dedicated to men (cue “Let’s Hear It for the Boy”). I asked Dapper Dozen alum Tyner Sullivan for his go-to essentials. I knew he had good taste, and I wasn’t wrong: He sent a list full of brands I personally love, and I think you guys would, too. Let’s take a look…

    1. Watch
    When a man gets dressed, he puts on a watch. I personally love the Unisex Timex Weekender Fairfield watch. $75

     

  • Explorations in Photography

    Explorations in Photography

     Authentic storytelling doesn’t always need direction. For this year’s Photography feature, we let the professionals take the reins. We supplied a starting point with a list of themes and then allowed the artists to construct their own narratives. What we were given is a series of short vignettes that tell us not only about the theme chosen, but also the photographers themselves. 

     

  • what’s in my carry on?

    what’s in my carry on?

    Summer is upon us. If you’re anything like me, you have been bitten by the travel bug something serious. I get stir crazy in the summer and chances are I am trying to get as far away from the South as possible. So, aside from the obvious TSA requirements, what are some of my other summer travel essentials? Let’s take a look.

     

  • An Interview With Terry Jordan

    With one of the most recognizable smiles in the Pine Belt and an infectious personality to match, Hattiesburg’s Terry Jordan is much more than just a bartender. He is a Renaissance man with a passion for reading, fashion, music, food – and perhaps most importantly, his family.

     

  • John Cougar Mellencamp sang about Little Pink Houses for you and me. 

    While the houses being built in an old warehouse in Prentiss are little, they aren’t pink. But they can be customized. Just ask James Polk of Tiny House Life Space. 

    With his factory an hour out of the Hub City, Polk, a Hattiesburg native and resident, first dreamed of tiny houses back  in the 1990s. The architect drew out plans and went out to manufactured home builders touting them as the way of the future and trying to get them to jump on his tiny house bandwagon. 

  • Harry Goff, 65, worked as a Systems Analyst and Project Manager for Chevron in Pascagoula before retiring after 36 years.  A native of Jackson County growing up in the Wade-Hurley community, he and his wife, Marcia, moved to downtown Hattiesburg five years ago after retirement.  He is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi with a BS in Business. Harry is an active ambassador for downtown Hattiesburg and the Golden Eagles.
     

    What is your idea of happiness? 
    Hanging out and spending time with friends and family that I love.

  • Meet Ben Compton: Hub City Comic

    Many people give up on their dreams as they get older, settle down and have children. For veteran and Hattiesburg resident Ben Compton, this wasn’t an option. He always knew he was interested in comedy, and a few years ago, he finally took his chance and with the support of his wife and children, began his career as a stand-up comic. 

  • Signature Q&A: Rob Walker

    Signature Q&A: Rob Walker

    Rob Walker, 33, is a Petal native and Jones County Junior College graduate.  Walker loves fishing and kayaking on the river and you can usually find him at one of the bars in Downtown Hattiesburg. After getting his first camera in middle school, nearly two decades passed before his love affair with photography came into full bloom. Specializing in live music photography, Walker was named Best Event Photographer in this year’s Best of the Pine Belt awards. His portrait is compliments of fellow photographer Grant Hobgood.

Cuisine

Eat, drink, and be merry
  • 5 reasons to attend a local wine dinner

    5 reasons to attend a local wine dinner

     Wine dinners often lead to the discussion of flavors, which let’s face it, is what food and wine is all about!

     

    1. Learn what constitutes a “good wine.”  
    How would you know what a good wine is if you have never taken the time to experience a wine’s structure and complexity? Wine pairing dinners will teach you how to be attentive to your complete palate during the tasting experience.

     

  • Old Fashioned

    Old Fashioned

    While the origins of similar versions of this cocktail date back to the early 1800s, the moniker "Old Fashioned" is said to have begun its association with the now well-known bourbon-based beverage in 1881. Invented by a bartender at the gentlemen’s Pendennis Club in Louisville, Kentucky, the recipe was said to have been invented in honor of Colonel James E. Pepper,  a prominent bourbon distiller. As the summer begins to slip away, we offer this updated take on the Old Fashioned.   

    ½ oz           JM Cane Syrup