• What’s in my Closet: Fashion items I am Thankful For

    I wasn’t sure where to start when writing this. Some days inspiration hits and I picture myself looking like Stephen King writing his next great thriller. You know; crazed looks and fingers moving so swiftly across the keyboard that everything around you becomes hazy and 100 percent of your focus is on writing. Some days I have to sit in my bedroom with the closet door open and stare into what seems to be a pit of black clothing.

  • Signature Recipe Roundup: Thanksgiving Edition

    Thanksgiving and this season of gratitude evokes memories of the family gathered around the dining room table laden with holiday favorites, children dressed as pilgrims and Native Americans or volunteers reaching out across the community to help others. For the past five years, Signature has featured the Thanksgiving traditions, complete with recipes of local families and organizations. This year we’ve pulled all that together for a neat recipe book that our readers also contributed to.

  • HERE WE GO AGAIN!

    Hattiesburg Civic Light Opera will present Broadway’s smash hit musical, Mamma Mia!, Nov. 15-18 at Downtown’s Historic Saenger Theater. The show features 22 songs by beloved international pop act ABBA, including the title track, “Dancing Queen,” “SOS” and “The Winner Takes It All.” 

  • Love Win(3)s

    Meet Brady and Christen Raanes, owners of c(3) wines, an endeavor as delicious as it is philanthropic.

     

    A summer release party helped introduce a local couple’s wines to the Greater Hattiesburg area. Brady and Christen Raanes introduced (c)3 wines, a collection of four wines that serve a double purpose – not only are they enjoyable to drink, but funds raised through their sales support four non-profits. 

  • What's In My Closet: Game Day Edition

    Open my closet and you will notice one thing right off the bat… LOTS of black. It has always been a favorite color of mine, and I feel like I can do so much with it. Thankfully, my alma mater’s colors are black and gold (Southern Miss To The Top!), so I already had a nice stockpile of black clothing to choose from.  With football season in full swing, and local boutiques stocking up on the cutest game day attire, it’s hard not to want to buy one of everything in the stores.

  • A Hop-Bomb For Fall

    ​VOODOO RANGER IPA
    NEW BELGIUM BREWING CO | FORT COLLINS, CO
    7% ABV | 50 IBU'S
    RECOMMENDED GLASSWARE: STEMMED GLASS

  • Food with Friends: Live @ Five

    A Hattiesburg institution started by Sarah Newton in 2008, Live at Five is what happens when you bring all the best parts of Hattiesburg together: live music, local food and downtown. Much like Hattiesburg, Live at Five is ever expanding, now here for a whopping six weeks this fall.

  • No Payne, No Gain: Campus Recreation offers more than ‘just a gym’

    Contrary to my current priorites, beforethe fall of 2004, I had never set foot in a gym. When the desire for a change of scenery (and abundant scholarship money) brought me to Southern Miss freshman year, it took a few months (and the standard 15lb weight gain from the commons’ pizza and Cherry Coke) before I first became acquainted with the Payne Center. 

  • Smells Like School Spirit

    The kingdom of sports fandom is one that has long tolerated what you may call "the rebellious fan." While sports are in general designed to bring large groups of people together - it can be said, some of us definitely find a way to support our teams - yet sit apart.

  • Passion brings photography to life: DANNY RAWLS

    Somebody once posed a seemingly obvious question to Danny Rawls: “I like your pictures, but mine don’t look that good – what do you do?”

    Rawls’ reply was one simple word: Passion.

    “You can’t just mash a button and it’s just going to be like you want it,” said Rawls, a Hattiesburg resident who has studied and practiced the art of photography for most of his adult life. “I find myself, sometimes, living and breathing it too much. Everywhere I go I see an image.”

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