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Starting with ideas from a celebrated house more than a thousand miles away, Tammy Gibbons followed her heart to build a home that reflects her style all the way.
Written by Jane Reynolds/ Photography by Edward Badham

Recovering Hope

Fighting heroin was the battle of Drew Callner’s life. His next act was to document it.
Written by Rosalind Fournier

BHM 26.2

The inaugural BHM26.2 race series comes to the city on Sunday, April 15. Produced by Magic Moments and Children’s of Alabama Center for Childhood Cancers and Blood Disorders and comprised of a marathon, half marathon, team relay and fun run, each race will start and finish at Railroad Park in the heart of downtown.

Salad Days

Salad Days: Salads certainly mean more than lettuce, and these three recipes highlight how to make the best of some other delectable leafy greens.


With more than 30 published books under his belt, Don Keith gets ready for one to hit the big screen.
Written and photographed by Jeff Rease

Personal Space

A one on one conversation with Joyce Vance Since stepping down in January after eight years as U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Alabama, Joyce Vance has not slowed down a bit. If anything, her career has only taken on more prominence, as she continues to tackle issues that have long concerned her such… Read More


It hurt.
After I was beaten on my butt with a metal pica pole, I ran into the women’s bathroom at The Anniston Star, sat in an empty stall, and cried.

Stories from the Heart

Surprising Stories of Hope and Recovery Margaret’s Story Who Says You Can’t Have Successful Heart Surgery at 89? Margaret Hubbard has always had heart issues. Born in 1927, she was known as a “blue baby,” or a baby with a blue complexion caused by congenital defects of the heart, or in Margaret’s case, having a… Read More

The Road to Selma

Ever since I came to this country in 1984, I have been obsessed with the road from Selma to Montgomery. After moving to Alabama in 1989, I visited the road and wanted to document its straightaways, curves, and rich and troubled history. The impact of the events along this road in the sixties led to… Read More

Uncork Fun in the Sun at Sandestin Wine Festival

The 32nd Annual Sandestin Wine Festival at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, regarded as one of the top wine festivals in the country, is scheduled for April 12-15.

The Color Purple

Red Mountain Theatre’s performance of The Color Purple, February 2-18, is an evocative chronicle of a journey through abuse and powerlessness to a triumph over a lifetime of adversity.