Points South

This past week, I enjoyed digging into the Oxford American‘s summer-fall issue on place. I imagine I wasn’t the only reader waiting to see what “a magazine of the South” would have to say in the summer and fall of 2020; as soon as I saw the cover, I thought they got it right — and the first several articles haven’t disappointed.

You can choose for yourself here; my favorites thus far have included “A Lesson in Acceptance” (on the Houston food scene mid-pandemic), “Ways to Keep Breathing” (a raw and searing take that goes way beyond “self-care”), and “Joyride” (on driving and singing and “speaking beauty into … children”).