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Traci Burns

Traci Burns

Sofrito: an aromatic, savory blend of herbs and spices that’s the cornerstone of many Latin dishes – it’s endlessly customizable, usually beginning with onions, garlic, oil, and peppers, and each sofrito is unique to the individual cook who prepares it. Sofrito Fusion, if you haven’t yet had the pleasure of

California surfer girl, punk, beatnik, flapper, hippie – what do these have in common? They’re all easily recognizable icons of countercultural hipness, and they’ve all, at one time or another, served as muse for Jenny Lawson’s ever-evolving, always discerning personal style. Jenny had a happy, easy country childhood in the

Hey friends, it’s almost time for Macon’s favorite super sweaty, super joyful music festival.  Here are some handy tips ‘n tricks to help make your Bragg Jam experience one for the books! If you attend the Friday night opening concert, ask some of    the die-hard music geeks in attendance

Claire Cox & Lynn Snyder Co-founders, Georgia Women (And Those Who Stand With Us) Claire Cox wasn’t able to attend the January Women’s March on Washington this year, but that didn’t stop her from being inspired by its message of harnessing women’s political power around the country to create grassroots

“If you can find a way to follow your passion and do what you love, you should always do that,” – that’s solid advice from Kathleen O’Neal, owner of Ocmulgee Outdoor Expeditions and living embodiment that it is absolutely possible to build a successful life this way.  Kathleen grew up

Born: Wrightsville, GA Occupation: Retired, civil service Note: this is from a longer piece of recorded oral history I did with my dad, who is the best storyteller and baddest-ass badass I know. He was born in Wrightsville, Georgia and later moved to Warner Robins to work at the base,

One of the first dates I ever went on with the lucky fella I’m now married to was at an unassuming little Thai place on Pio Nono Avenue in Macon way back in the year 2000 (why does that still look so weird and futuristic even though it’s 17 years

Everett Verner is fun to talk about music with. He’s well-versed across a variety of genres, he’s opinionated without being overbearing, he’s been to a ton of shows and festivals and has good stories to tell, and he has an articulate, intelligent way of expressing his aesthetic. During our lunch

The Moonhanger Group – and their arsenal of powerhouse downtown restaurants – is widely known for their inspired, inventive approach to dining out, whether it’s The Rookery’s themed smorgasbord of milkshakes and burgers, H&H’s delightfully long list of breakfast biscuits, or Dovetail’s impeccable craft cocktails and farm-to-table finery. A little

There’s something to be said for a shift in perspective – specifically, the shift that comes from someone seeing for the first time things that you’ve driven or walked or biked past a thousand times before; not just seeing them, but adoring and appreciating them in a way that reminds