South Magazine - Feb-March 2008

Uncharted Luxury

Two huge grey Percheron draft horses named Rod and Todd pull a gorgeous surrey consisting of four rows of leather seats across the pristine coastal tract that is the Hampton Island Preserve. It’s an idyllic way to take in the…

An Island of Fantasies

A year after Fantasy Island was first broadcast in 1978, Philip Berolzheimer’s heirs turned their father’s private Georgia hunting island into a lodge accepting paying guests. It is unlikely that the pencil baron’s boys modeled their lodge after the hit…

Stars of the South

  ERIK LYONS AND MARIA FERNANDA CASTRO WHAT THEY’RE DOING: The founders of Green Lifespace—Maria Fernanda Castro and Erik Lyons are Savannah’s go-to authorities on “going green.” Green Lifespace has three primary functions: Consulting businesses and individuals on greener methods…

Reimagining Americana

We have an undeniable human tendency to gloss over the grittier neighborhoods of history—to avoid its darkest corners—in order to glorify the past. The woes of “the good old days,” as so many refer back to decades long past, were…

Head of the Class

Wycliffe Gordon might not be considered a household name, but that hasn’t stopped him from becoming one of the most prolific and acclaimed jazz performers around today. A native of Waynesboro, Georgia, Gordon first caught the eye of jazz legend…

John Sayles

These days, New York-born filmmaker John Sayles is as familiar with picking cotton as he is calling “action.” To be sure, Sayles—a godfather of independent cinema—is no carpetbagger. But he has wandered like a vagabond across the country, west to…

A Hip Hop History Lesson

Come one, come all to A.W.O.L.’s generational mash-up of music, politics and self expression. For the third consecutive year, the youth-oriented nonprofit organization All Walks of Life, Inc. will present its Hip-Hop History Play—an elaborate musical production that features more…

A Vow to Remember

If you’re in knots over your impending nuptials, try tying the knot at one of two local ceremonies that will spare your holy matrimony of grief. Looking for a gift idea that will last your lover longer than a plain…

Shoot 'em Up

    In a music video co-directed by Terry Duthu and Kevin Phillips, a male front man in tight pants and a fur jacket jumps and thrashes through a rusted out junkyard while pink paint and white feathers fly through…