One Shot: The City Through the Lens

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Change is coming. Starting out as one of 11 candidates running to unseat two-term Mayor William Bell, Randall Woodfin scored an upset victory Oct. 3 and has already caught the attention of the national media for his progressive platform.

One Shot: Artwalk

ArtWalk has always attracted big crowds downtown for its annual showcase of artists and unique business spaces. But this year, you could feel the new energy as downtown’s transformation has given art lovers so many more options to enjoy a meal or a drink.  EastWest  Kitchen and Bar on 2nd Avenue (pictured here) is a recent addition… Read More

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The first thing you should know about What’s on 2nd? is that it isn’t on Second Avenue North anymore.

This month don’t miss

There is no better way to enjoy nature in full bloom than a trip to Birmingham Botanical Gardens.    This month don’t miss Flicks Among the Flowers May 24 Jumanji & September 27 Father of the Bride Visit for more information.

Birmingham’s Women’s March

Photographs & Story by Meg McKinney The distance in decades didn’t interfere with young women talking with Hester Miner, 97, at the Birmingham Sister March, held concurrently with the Women’s March in Washington, D.C. on January 21. “It’s important to speak out,” Miner told them that day at Linn Park. Miner marched by way of… Read More

One Shot with Larry O. Gay

Anne Arrasmith, who died last month a few weeks shy of her 71st birthday, co-founded Space One Eleven in 1986 with Peter Prinz. Space One Eleven’s mission is to provide professional opportunities for artists, create a forum for public understanding of contemporary art, and offer arts education to area youth. An artist and curator, Arrasmith… Read More

Same-sex Marriage

On Feb. 9, Alabama became the 37th state in which gay couples can marry. Couples lined up at courthouses across the state to obtain marriage licenses, though some counties refused to issue them on an order by Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore.


On Jan. 14, Birmingham women came out to Iron City’s Chippendales show. It may have been frosty outside, but the show promised to “keep women across America warm this winter,” and it delivered.

One Shot: Charlemagne Records

Ashley Blankenship and Kat Best enjoy an afternoon trip to Charlemagne Records.

St. Paul & the Broken Bones

Birmingham welcomed its own St. Paul & the Broken Bones home with open arms: The beloved band played two sold-out shows at the Alabama Theatre on Nov. 13 and 14.

Homewood Patriot Drummers

Homewood Patriot drummer Duncan McDuff drums upside down during the band’s halftime performance.