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Redefining Royalty: A Look Inside Jackson’s Drag Culture

Zachary Salter, who performs as Tara Shay Montgomery, says his drag persona is an extension of his own personality.

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Brandi Herrington

Brandi Herrington, who is a science teacher at Armstrong Middle School in Starkville, and her mom, Deborah Duncan, who is a retired high-school science teacher, say they have always been creative and artsy, so they decided to start Dunkington Art & Jewelry in April 2016.

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Patti Reiss

During the Christmas holidays in 2012, then-teacher Patti Reiss met the Mississippi Children's Museum Chief Executive Officer and President Susan Garrard at Mistletoe Marketplace.

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Pride Month Is Over, But the Fight Isn’t

It is interesting that the three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which lifted the injunction blocking HB 1523, did so in June during the last week of Pride month.

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Matthew Horton and Travis Mills

When the John Krasinski film "The Hollers" was holding an open casting call in Jackson in 2015, 33-year-old engineer Matthew Horton says he didn't have anything going on, so he decided to check it out.

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From ‘Archie’ to Space Circus

Lyndsay Simpson traces her love of drawing and art back to one of the more vivid memories from her childhood: When she was younger, her grandmother would take her grocery shopping once a month and let her pick out an "Archie" comic to take home.

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Nick White

For author Nick White, leaving Mississippi was necessary. It allowed him, as a writer, to see the state through different lenses, and the distance provided him with the perspective he needed for his work, he says.

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Local and Lucky at Craft Beer Fest

Lucky Town Brewing Company brewmaster Lucas Simmons' love of beer started where it does for a lot of beer lovers—in college.

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Kaye Phillips

Kaye Phillips says she did not know what to think when a stranger at the post office kept staring at her. The woman eventually pointed to her bag, which was branded with the title of the book that Phillips worked on, and said, in a pointed tone, "'Nasty Women Project,' what is that?"

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Holy Smokers, Batman!

Mike Flannes, a member of the Holy Smokers, describes one of their many dishes: a marinated smoked pork tenderloin stuffed with boudin sausage, wrapped in bacon, with a raspberry chipotle sauce and gouda cheese grits. "Are you getting hungry yet?" he asks.

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