Hear Me Out

Friday, August 2nd, 2019

Among the upper echelons of Birmingham’s elite musicians, there are secret weapons, and then there’s Matt Slocum.

There’s No Place Like Birmingham

Friday, June 29th, 2018

When I moved from Louisiana to Alabama 41 years ago, I didn’t know much about Birmingham.

City Guide 2017

Friday, May 18th, 2018

Here’s our annual look at what makes our city great.

Commencement Address

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018

Permission to begin again By Javacia Harris Bowser Graduation season is upon us. In the months of May and June graduating seniors across the country will find themselves listening to speeches meant to help them tackle their futures fearlessly (or fearfully, if the speaker takes the shock and awe approach). But are they really listening?… Read More

What Fresh: Beetroot Toast

Monday, January 1st, 2018

Beetroot Toast Ingredients: (3 or 4 small roots) peeled raw beetroot 1 tablespoon butter 1 tablespoon virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon ground cumin seeds 1 teaspoon sesame seeds 1 lemon zest and juice Salt and freshly ground pepper 4 ounces  goat cheese, crumbled 1 tablespoon parsley 4 slices bread, toasted Peel the beetroot and finely… Read More

No One Said it Would Be Easy

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

Raising children in a stormy world. By John Croyle Over these past few weeks, most of America’s eyes and prayers have been turned toward the people in and around Houston, Texas because of Hurricane Harvey, and the state of Florida because of Hurricane Irma. The aftermath of the torrential rains and flooding will be felt… Read More


Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

Some records just can’t be touched. By Luke Robinson There are all kinds of unbreakable records in sports. Sure, the old cliché says records are meant to be broken, but there are some that will stand the test of time. UCLA’s seven straight college basketball championships. Oklahoma’s 47 consecutive wins on the football field. Cal… Read More

And Then There Were Three

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

Awaiting the arrival of Millie
By Phillip Ratliff

A Single Encounter Can Change a Life

Monday, July 31st, 2017

Meet Wayne Green.
By Rev. Dallas Teague Snider // Photo by Liesa Cole


Monday, July 31st, 2017

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

My Birmingham: Jessica Merlin and Scott Doty

Friday, June 30th, 2017

What to Eat in Birmingham’s Jessica Merlin and Scott Doty.