One Shot: The City Through the Lens

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.

Sidewalk Film Festival

The 16th annual Sidewalk Film Festival, held Aug. 21–24, brought film makers, filmgoers, and the curious together to celebrate new independent cinema in downtown Birmingham.

Israel Interfaith Rally | Goat Busters

A large interfaith rally for Israel, attended by some 500 people, was held July 29 at the Levite Jewish Community Center. Meanwhile, Goat Busters was commissioned to eliminate invasive species without using herbicides.

One Shot: Natacosm

A collective of more than 10 local Birmingham artists hosted a one-night event, titled Natacosm, to celebrate the summer solstice.

One Shot: Railroad Park

Leslie Cooper captured this moment at Railroad Park on her iPhone. She says, “This little guy was having a blast going back and forth on this walkway, and the sunset was truly magnificent. In any event, Birmingham is a lovely city to be sure!”