Creating a buzz…

Spicy…Like a Good, Southern Woman
Written by Janice Cardwell ⎪ Photography by Liesa Cole

Returning to the Scene of the Crime

On screen, a retired Birmingham homicide investigator is still searching for the truth.

Full House

When Stacy and Jamey Taylor decided to build a house, making room for her mom and dad just made it more fun.


Amanda Keller creates a place where everyone feels ACCEPTED
Written by Rosalind Fournier

Acting Out

A humble Vestavia acting school becomes a powerhouse for young actors.
Written by Rosalind Fournier

Women and the Law

Our annual listing of the top women attorneys in the metro.

Girl’s Got Soul

Talking with India Ramey
By Lindsey Lowe Osborne

Sidewalk Film Festival

A Life in Waves Director Brett Whitcomb and writer/editor Bradford Thomason—filmmakers born and raised in Houston who now call Birmingham home—have tackled some beautifully quirky subject matter in previous documentaries that have drawn attention and audiences on the film-festival circuit. The Rock-afire Explosion is warmly described by a reviewer on Amazon, where it’s now available on video, as… Read More

You Do Mess With The Hummus

Produced by Brett Levine ♠ Food Styling by Lily Plauche ♠ Photography by Alison Miksch

Magic City Mix 2017

This year’s Magic City Mix features artists who are paving their own way and making a mark on our local music scene. We have photographed, interviewed, and listened to their music and feel confident that you will see what we see in these artists: pure talent and a passion about representing the sound of this community, each in their own unique style.

These musicians have something to say and their music will give you something to talk about. This issue aims to recognize the multi-faceted process that goes into creating each body of music, regardless of the genre, and shine a light on some of the artists that make the magic happen.
Here’s your backstage pass to music in the Magic City.


An infamous character in Alabama’s history becomes a reflection of today’s politics.
By Tom Gordon; Photography by Beau Gustafson