Mississippi

Tips and Articles in Mississippi

See more Best Places to Eat Like a Local Al Soussi, Beirut, Lebanon: For more than 50 years, this pint-size kitchen in West Beirut has been serving an irresistible version of fatteh, made with layers of toasted pita, chickpeas, yogurt, and pine n...
Something in the soil of the Mississippi Delta, an alluvial floodplain spreading out from the banks of a slow-moving river, seems to produce not only high cotton but also hereditary genius. Lying well below the Mason-Dixon Line, this area, with it...
Gary Hofstetter, president of a private equity real estate fund in Boston, describes himself as a "suit on State Street." That’s quite a change from the late 1960s and early 1970s, when he was a wild-haired, rock-loving roadie for local bands in U...
What I'd always liked about Biloxi was the decay, the things falling apart, the crap along the beach, the skeletons of abandoned hotels, the trashy warehouses and rundown piers jutting out into the dirty water, so I wasn't thrilled that in the las...
WHO: Mississippi native Cassandra Wilson. new project: Her album Belly of the Sun—a seductive blend of blues and bossa nova—recorded in a converted Clarksdale, Mississippi, train station. HOMECOMING: "Clarksdale was perfect because it's the birthp...
Leaving New Orleans, my friend Owen scans the FM dial for some road music. He stops on the final bars of a Scott Joplin tune. "What makes ragtime unique to this region," the DJ chimes in, "is its blending of cultures: European and African. On top ...
Leaving New Orleans, my friend Owen scans the FM dial for some road music. He stops on the final bars of a Scott Joplin tune. "What makes ragtime unique to this region," the DJ chimes in, "is its blending of cultures: European and African. On top ...
OCCUPATION Actor THE BIRTH OF THE BLUES Freeman recently checked out his blues joint, Ground Zero [Blues Alley; 662/621-9009], in Clarksdale. "I opened a restaurant here years ago, and people from all over the country—and even Europe and Asia—woul...
On the Mississippi River just below Memphis, you can sit on the bank all day and not see a single canoe, or much of anything afloat that isn't a tug or a barge. We read about Huck and Jim, and are fed visions of idyllic riverbank beaches, but the ...
Even allowing for style being where you find it (to paraphrase Madonna), downtown Greenwood, Mississippi, seems like an odd place for a $10 million-plus luxury boutique hotel. Although Greenwood—located 110 miles south of Memphis—was the cotton c...
• The family behind New Orleans' Commander's Palace restaurant began the New Orleans Hospitality Workers Disaster Relief Fund (www.ghcf.org) to benefit restaurant and hotel workers who lost their jobs. • Continental pledged tickets to any reg...
Generally speaking, you don't want a crowbar or a wheelbarrow to feature prominently in your vacation photos. Or rubble. Or poverty (unless, perhaps, it is the exotic kind—a shoeless boy with oil-black hair; a woman carrying vegetables to the mark...
Along the stretch of U.S. Highway 90 that follows the contours of the Biloxi waterfront, the casino-hotels that sprang up after gambling was legalized in 1990 had been stripped of their windows. Their concrete façades looked as if big dogs had gna...
See our slideshow of Great Humanitarian Trips Around the World. When Tim Donahue recalls traveling in India, where he volunteered in medical camps among poor Rajasthani villagers in 2005 and 2006, lots of fond memories come flooding back. Like th...