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"Monday 5 Things" With D. Paul Graham.....Art of Sprezzatura.....

Sprezzatura is an Italian word coined by Renaissance author, Baldassare Castiglione, in ‘The Book of the Courtier’. Castiglione took 20 years to write the book and it was published just before he died in 1558. He defined sprezzatura as “art which does not seem to be an art.” In other words, when you act and live your life naturally, seemingly effortlessly with a certain nonchalance; a joie de vie, or to stick with today’s Italian tema, a gioia della vita. This morning’s M5T was written with sprezzatura with a nod to the art of living as such.

"Monday 5 Things" with D. Paul Graham.....Eruption.....

.....Eruption..... The passing of Eddie Van Halen last week gave me pause to reflect on not only the artistic brilliance of a true guitar virtuoso but also music from the 70’s and 80’s.This morning’s M5T is a lighthearted look at songs from the 70’s and 80’s that may have different meanings to us today than we may have considered when we first heard the songs four to five decades ago…which seems to be a kinder, gentler way to say we are flirting with almost a half century since we first heard some of these songs!

"Monday 5 Things" with D. Paul Graham

Monday 5 Things…..The Most Tragic Poet….. Aristotle (that philosopher guy who was a student of Plato, taught Alexander the Great in Macedon, and wrote some rather light reading material on metaphysics, poetry, theater, science, music, logic, rhetoric, politics, etc., etc.,…

Start your day with Springbok coffee

South reviews this Charleston-based company to bring good news to Lowcountry coffee lovers: small-batch, artisan coffee that actually packs rich flavor.

"Monday 5 Things" with D. Paul Graham

Monday 5 Things…..Moments….. I had the privilege to be on a shoot last week in Asheville. Cooler temperatures were a welcome respite from Savannah humidity. Yesterday, rather than rushing home, I turned what should have been a 5-hour drive into…

Remembering 9/11: a virtual snapshot into the September 11 Memorial & Museum

A way for South readers to experience the immersive and moving exhibitions of the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, which remembers and honors the 2,983 people killed in the horrific attacks of September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993, as well as those who risked their lives to save others and all who demonstrated extraordinary compassion in the aftermath of the attacks.

Tybee Island Spikeball Champion Crowned

Some say that if volleyball and foursquare had a baby it’d be named Spikeball. To make it even more fun, the winner of rock, paper, scissors gets to pick the side or serve.

To mask, or not to mask: Georgia’s ongoing legal battle

Savannah Mayor Van Johnson has made national headlines in his fight against the executive orders of Gov. Brian Kemp. The mayor’s facemask mandate is technically illegal under Gov. Kemp’s executive order. But the mayor recently received the support of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who flew down to the Hostess city to speak with the mayor.

Face Masks: Fact or Fiction?

In times like these, plenty of misinformation and hearsay is floating around out there. Controversial claims spread like wildfire, or like COVID-19 itself (too soon?). Here at South, we’ve examined a few points about face mask use and regulation that need clarification. After sifting through studies, infographics, posts, and reports, we’re here to reveal what’s fact and what’s fiction.

The Health and Wellness Issue Has Arrived!

Be one of the first to read our newest issue that features all the best in fitness, nutrition and health care. Buy now at these exclusive preview locations*.  Ever wonder how Tom Berenger spends his free time, which southern doctors…

6 Wedding Tips for Saving Money on the Big Day

Summer is in full swing, which means wedding season is, too. If you’re beginning to plan your big day, you’ve probably come to terms with how expensive it’s going to be, we break down the tips for saving money while still having a beautiful wedding.

6 Tools to Help you Work on the Go

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A Salute to the Veterans

We will always remember. It's Memorial Day. Family and friends are gathered. Grills are lit. Fireworks signal the sounds of celebration. Everyone was busy through the weekend distributing dead presidents to ensure their day off is a memorable one. But let's…

Malcom Tully and his Blood Moon Photo

We had a feeling this one was going to garner some likes. So far, 1,064 of you (and counting) liked the photo we shared on Instagram of yesterday evening’s Super Blood Wolf Moon, courtesy of local photographer Malcom “Savannah Photo…

License to Chill

Margaritaville at Lanier Islands Warms Up for Winter Margaritaville at Lanier Islands is transforming into a winter wonderland this season with the debut of License to Chill Snow Island.  License to Chill Snow Island will feature several amazing attractions including…

Hauntingly Good Beer

Whether you’re enjoying its flagship “Swamp Fox IPA,” the Great American Beer Festival gold medal winner “Wild Wacky Wit,” or one of their other 13 beers, all brewed onsite, Moon River Brewing Company is the go-to for a relaxing evening…

2018 Guide to St. Patrick's Day in Savannah

Here in Savannah, we take St. Patrick’s Day pretty seriously. For the past 190 years or so, Savannahians have taken to the streets to celebrate Irish heritage in what is now known as the second largest St. Patrick’s Day Parade…

Savannah UnderGo Festival

FIRST ANNUAL UNDERGO FESTIVAL Music & Arts Festival  MARCH 9-11th    The UnderGo Festival is an all local music and arts festival featuring over 30 local bands, artists, and performers. The event is being held at The Savannah Film Co., located…

The Greening of the Fountain

The St. Patrick's Day Festivities start Friday, March 9 at 12:00p.m. with the ceremonial greening of the fountain at Forsyth Park. The parade Grand Marshall with the help of friends and family circle the fountain and give it the ol' Irish…

Tasty Winter Veggie Pasta

Good gloomy morning, y'all!  I started the day just like every other weekday: before the sun has come up, I stretch my body, touch my toes, and eat my breakfast outside on the porch. I always feel my best in…

The South's Mouthpieces

 I am thoroughly played by the seasons, and it is spring. I have spring fever of the soul, searching for inspiration, art, grace, and passion. I have found it true that I cannot write unless I am in love, or inspired…