Archive for May, 2011


Physical Graffiti

Sunday, May 1st, 2011

The art of dance brought to the streets by DANCEe, the exciting new troupe that recently made the Magic City their home. Written and photographed by Edward Badham The clock strikes 6 a.m. the iPhone opens up with a big round of thunderous applause. You figure anyone deserves applause for getting up at 6, right?… Read More

Boys to Men

Sunday, May 1st, 2011

In an innovative mentoring program, eight successful men are proving they are, in fact, their brother’s keepers. Photography by Liesa Cole “I Am My Brother’s Keeper” is an academic, spiritual, social, civic, and leadership enrichment program founded to guide young men (10th grade to college) on a path to be successful in their education, careers,… Read More

Get Your Harajuku On

Sunday, May 1st, 2011

In Japanese street fashion, we find the vibrant spirit of a country that needs our help. Photography by Chuck St. John Models: Christina Ashley (Atlanta), Summer Buckley,  Jennifer Spanick; Hair Stylist: Chadwick Thomas; Make up:  Jennifer Spanick; Wardrobe: Roo Devon; Assistants: Lindsey Griffin, Chris Jones A renegade style of dressing made famous in the streets of Tokyo’s famous… Read More

For the Love of Daniel

Sunday, May 1st, 2011

“If it were not for Daniel, I would not be the person I am today. And I like the person I am today,” says Adam. Twin brothers, one with Downs Syndrome, the Sturdivants have an unshakable bond. by Rebecca Walden, Photo by Beau Gustafson For most college-bound 18-year-olds, the countdown to graduation is rife with… Read More

dog days

Sunday, May 1st, 2011

written and photographed by liesa cole I wasn’t in the market for a dog, or two, but sometimes love just happens. For the record, let me say that I was not in the market for additional dependants. With a roster that included two mighty fine offspring,  a tuxedo kitty  and a pair of Rhode Island Reds… if asked,… Read More

Food & Music

Sunday, May 1st, 2011

Pepper Place is the hottest spot in the city to hear live music and enjoy the farmer’s market experience. by Richard James The music, strummed guitar notes over a solid keyboard, moves over the crowd of shoppers navigating Pepper Place Farmers Market on a Saturday morning. From the beginning, music has been as much a… Read More

Motherhood Medicine

Sunday, May 1st, 2011

Birmingham boasts some of the best places to give birth. Brookwood Medical Center Every Family Grows. Even Ours. Brookwood is Expecting a Women’s Center Addition with a due dateof 2012. Brookwood Women’s Medical Center was the first hospital in Alabama to provide women and infants with access to modern healthcare in an environment exclusively designed… Read More

Tuscan Tasters

Sunday, May 1st, 2011

Enjoy an array of sizable, tasty dishes for $2.95. By Jan Walsh    Photography by Beau Gustafson One of the best deals in town is Brio Tuscan Grille’s Tuscan Tasters $2.95 menu. Served on weekdays, the Tuscan Tasters menu is available from 3 until 7 p.m. and from 9 p.m. until close, in the bar or… Read More

Southside’s Fish Market Is the Real Deal

Sunday, May 1st, 2011

The Fish Market offers hearty seafood portions at affordable prices.

Parisian Beignets!

Sunday, May 1st, 2011

Serge Pambo makes dessert. Photography by Beau Gustafson The beignet in France is not really common fare in restaurants, says Serge Pambo, the French owner of Birmingham’s Cafe de Paris in the city’s Lakeview section. “It is mostly a family dessert. Eggs, flour, milk, water and butter, that is all it takes. It is a… Read More

A Recipe For Spring

Sunday, May 1st, 2011

It’s a good time of the year to try something refreshing By John-Bryan Hopkins My weeks always begin with a phone call from my Grandmother, “Nanny.” After asking how things are generally her conversation always leads to the weather and her garden. She always mentions the moon phase, what she’s tending in the garden, and… Read More