Julie Skipper

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The Best Jackson Has to Offer

Jackson has no shortage of cool people, places and things to do. The stiff competition during Best of Jackson makes that clear. The creativity, enthusiasm and hospitality of our city ...

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[Skipper] Being the Best

Craig's spirit extended to each person he encountered.

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Fear and Reality in ‘Virginia Woolf’

While Edward Albee's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" was lauded as too controversial in its day (it didn't win a Pulitzer because of its profanity and sexual themes), people saw ...

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Bubbles Make Everything Better

I see no reason to relegate Champagne to special occasions. Bubbles make everything better, I say, and can turn any time into an occasion.

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Here’s to the Ballet

It's been five years since the Oscar gauntlet of Darren Aronofsky's "Black Swan," but I've nonetheless remained a bit fascinated with the world of ballet and dancers.

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The Art of Play

As an avid consumer of pop, fashion, and celebrity culture, I know full well about the cult of youth and the pursuit of it.

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Supper Club With CAET

Two of my favorite things are wine and a patio. CAET Wine Bar in Fondren combines both, along with hospitality and good food, and all were on display on a ...

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The Student Becomes the Artist

Martha Ferris first came to art as one who studies it rather than one who makes it.

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A Place for Ideas

One of the things I often say is cool about Jackson is that it seems that if you have a creative idea, there's something about this place that makes it ...

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Josh Ferguson

Josh Ferguson says his favorite part of bartending at Babalu Tacos & Tapas is meeting people.

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The Hazards of Being a Thinking Woman at Bars

"Why should I apologize for being smart?" my friend asked me. This came on the heels of a couple of instances that I've come to collectively refer to as "Hazards ...

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Community and Camaraderie

Now in its 11th year, Bright Lights, Belhaven Nights is styled as a music and arts festival, but it's also a celebration of community and camaraderie between neighbors and friends ...

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