Savannah Sideways

Jessica Leigh Lebos
Spilling the tea and spreading the jam on the South's most interesting city
Created 25 Mar 2021
  • Orange Y’all Ready for Some Sweetness?
    24 Nov 2021 • 5 min read • 8 4
    Used to be, Savannah was a real stinkpot. You don’t have to be an old-timer to remember waking up to the sulfurous stank of the paper mill, back when Union Camp—now International Paper—belched eau de ...
  • The Unknown Potential of Life, Death, Sex and Flowers
    17 Nov 2021 • 5 min read • 26 9
    A hospital cafeteria is not the most glamorous place to have an existential crisis. A gloomy alley in Paris would be far more interesting, or perhaps gazing out upon an ocean vista as the sun slides i...
  • Black and White and Read All Over: An Interview with Wanda Smalls Lloyd
    10 Nov 2021 • 12 min read • 9 0
    It was always one of my favorite jokes as a kid: What’s black and white and red all over? A newspaper. I cracked up at the wordplay, a grammar nerd from the womb. But I also loved how it alluded to th...
  • So Goes the Neighborhood
    03 Nov 2021 • 5 min read • 10 2
    Maybe it’s the moonshine talking, but I like my Savannah overgrown and slightly dilapidated. I mean, it’s kind of our thing, right? It always feels like a humblebrag to talk about how British diplomat...
  • The Weight of A Single Grain of Rice
    27 Oct 2021 • 6 min read • 10 6
    The most important thing about harvesting rice is that it has to be picked dry, and it has to stay dry. “Now don’t get any wet parts in there, or it’ll mold the whole bag,” instructs horticulturist Ro...
  • For Subscribers Only: One More Icelandic Adventure
    22 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 9 5
    Hallo, Savannah Sideways friends ~ Well, I’d hoped to put together an extensive photo album of all the places mentioned in this week’s Iceland travelogue, but it seems that data limits continue to be ...
  • Our Icelandic Saga
    20 Oct 2021 • 16 min read • 13 3
    We were somewhere on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula on the edge of the glacier when the drugs began to take hold. I’m talking about the ibuprofen, obviously. Driving around Iceland in a rented Dacia Duste...
  • What’s the Vacation Exchange Rate $?
    13 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 13 3
    The mister and I have been traveling all week in Iceland to celebrate my 50th turn around the sun and 23 years of marriage, both which feel like tremendous accomplishments. According to universal exch...
  • It Was A Fantastic Funeral
    06 Oct 2021 • 5 min read • 18 1
    The funeral proceedings of Bobby Zarem last Friday afternoon were standing room only, which is exactly the way he would’ve wanted it. Everyone was sweating their tushes off, dodging sandspurs and fire...
  • No More Murder, She Wrote
    29 Sep 2021 • 6 min read • 6 2
    This confession is going to get me kicked out of the zeitgeist and probably disinvited to somebody’s book club wine party, but I don’t enjoy murder as cocktail conversation. Unearthed body parts, swam...
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