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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Keeping Things Simple

When Sarah Gayden Hammond (then Harris), met Andy Hammond at Sneaky Fest at Sneaky Beans in Fondren in August 2011, she was wearing a Raggedy Ann and Andy shirt.

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Blind Dates With Books

Little Free Libraries are just what the name says—free book exchanges. Folks build a little house, essentially, in their yard. If you have a book to share, you leave one; ...

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A Tiki-tastic Good Time

Not too long ago, a friend shared an article with me that longed for the resurgence of the in-house cocktail party. Why, it asked, do we always seem to suggest ...

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Long Live Hal

Malcolm White decided that because he sees his annual parade as a gift to the city, it could also be a way to continue to honor the gift of his ...

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A Common Identity

Our Jackson community is full of shared traditions that bind us together and create a shared common identity.

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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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