A travel guide to a refreshed and renewed Tennessee jewel
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A City Transformed
Chattanooga’s impressive success story is tied to its polluted past, long dependent upon an economy fueled by heavy manufacturing and steel mills. In 1969, CBS broadcaster Walter Cronkite announced a report from the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare that labeled the city as America’s dirtiest, the “worst city in the nation for particulate air pollution.”
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When GW Fins opened in 2001 in the French Quarter, founders Tenney Flynn and Gary Wollerman wanted a white tablecloth restaurant that treated seafood like steak. The pair had worked together at the Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse chain and felt that seafood wasn’t given the fine dining respect that prime beef commanded.
Chef Michael Nelson, who became the restaurant’s sous chef in 2005 and executive chef in 2016, took that vision and ran with it.
Nelson, a native of Chicago who attended culinary scho...
If not now, when?
While 2020 had so many life altering implications, it will forever be defined as the year that Black Lives Matter became a rallying cry and “I can’t breathe” a collective dirge.
Black change makers are passionate about a host of social ills that affect their community. The common thread that unites each of them is the urgent business of making a difference, to push back against ignorance and systemic racism with revolutionary results always the end game.
These six change mak...
It took Lolet Boutté four years to come home from Houston after Katrina. Like so many New Orleanians, she’d underwent serious trauma and lost her home. While the folks in Houston were kind, she wanted to make her way back. “When I did come back to visit, nobody looked right,” recalled the eldest of 10
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Drive to the 900 block of West Bonanza Road in Las Vegas' Historic Westside, and all that’s left of the Moulin Rouge Hotel & Casino is a giant vacant lot and a series of peeling murals on an adjacent building. But this spot on the National Register of Historic Places is a portal into the city’s Black history.
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The Black-run and staffed Moulin Rouge opened in May 1955 as the only integrated hotel and casino in ...
Check out these exceptional car collections and world-famous exhibits on your next trip
While many of us may not know a brake shoe from a catalytic convertor, most people can agree that the beauty of these four-wheeled vehicles can transcend the everyday. Cars are synonymous with freedom, the possibilities of the open road and the exhilaration of speeding into the unknown.
Europe is home to a number of top museums featuring valuable and cherished car collections that attract motorheads from f...
For those of us becoming weary of the same old same old, hoping to dip our toes into the travel waters again, Mississippi’s Secret Coast makes for the perfect destination of solace and stimulation without having to venture too very far from home.
Yes, there are sandy beaches stretching the sixty-two miles of coastline along the Gulf of Mexico and Mississippi Sound. But, not unlike the way the Florida Keys deliver different kinds of experiences, the twelve cities that make up Coastal Mississip...
Vicksburg is best known to the average visitor as one particular thing: a centerpiece of Civil War history. Because of the city's strategic location on the Mississippi, the forty-seven-day siege that led to the Confederate surrender on July 4, 1863 gave the Union troops control of the Mississippi River, officially turning the tide of the war. Vicksburg was “the key,” as President Abraham Lincoln famously said, adding that “the war can never be brought to a close until that key is in our pocke...