Archive for June, 2011

The Big Question |The Princess Diaries | The Good Samaritan

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

The Big Question Dear Micah, My girlfriend has been going with me for 3 years.  I want to propose but I want it to be special.  Since we’ve been together so long I know she’ll say yes, so for it to be something we’ll always remember, I need to ask in some memorable way.  I… Read More

Birmingham’s Pulse

Monday, June 27th, 2011

She’s more alive than you think… A few nights ago, I met a few fabulous friends at the Birmingham Museum of Art’s opening preview of their newest exhibition, a collection of 175 photographs that document the mid 20th century revolution that was known as “rock and roll”. Listening to Gail Buckland, guest curator and photographic… Read More

Mary Martha Parisher

Friday, June 17th, 2011

An Entrepreneur with an Idea That Is Taking the Online Specialty Gifts Industry by Storm by Kara Kennedy Entrepreneur Mary Martha Parisher’s business idea came out of necessity really, or better yet a void in the market when she tried to send her uncle a gift in the hospital.   “My uncle was in the hospital… Read More


Thursday, June 16th, 2011

Butler’s Grooming for Men has become an oasis for men who want to look their best and relax at the same time. That has become owner Chris Butler’s recipe for success. by Richard James, Photo by Beau Gustafson From the playing fields of major college football stadiums and NFL tryout camps to the corporate suites… Read More

On Becoming Irrelevant:

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

A Look at Jann Wenner’s position on tablet-formatted magazines. by Dan Monroe I’ve come to believe that it is the nature of human beings to age themselves into irrelevance. Face it, at some point in your life, you will look at “what all the kids are doing” and you will think it’s ridiculous. You will… Read More

The Hangover II

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Gilligan in Bangkok By Bill Caton I did not think “The Hangover II” was good. In fact, I thought it was bad. There are several reasons – I found it too raunchy and gratuitously offensive (check out the remake of the iconic photograph of the Vietnamese general executing the Viet Cong), and, while it purports… Read More

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Turns Out Mermaids Are Tough By Bill Caton Went to see “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” the other night and got a bit confused. Was I watching Johnny Depp (as pirate Jack Sparrow) and Penelope Cruz (as his female counterpart Angelica) or Harrison Ford (as Indiana Jones) and Karen Allen (as Marion)? That… Read More

One Shot

Monday, June 13th, 2011

the city through the lens Do you have the perfect Birmingham photo? Do you want the opportunity to see it in print? Then we’re looking for you. Each month’s winning photo appears in the magazine and the winning photographer receives $100 from b-metro! This Month’s Winner: An inviting swing hangs from a spectacular tulip tree… Read More

Ask Micah 6-11-11

Saturday, June 11th, 2011

Affectionate Boy Part II Dear Micah, I was just reading your reply about littleboys being too affectionate and always hanging and kissing their parents. I do agree that little boys that is ok, but what about 11 year old boys going into 6th grade that CONSISTANTLY hang on their dad, kiss them all over their… Read More

Noble Drinks

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

Paladin Family Estates bring their lovely Italian wines to Birmingham. Vincenzo Protti, winemaker for Paladin Family Estates, recently visited my home—and invited me to Italy. Paladin Family Estates boasts a 50-year old history in the Venetian viticulture. They produce wines under the Paladin, Vescine and Bosco del Merlo labels. We tasted through the entire portfolio… Read More

Ten SPOTS: That are Kid-Friendly.

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

by Jason Horn Dave’s Pizza If you grew up in Homewood, you probably ate at Dave’s when you were a kid. The beloved and quirky spot does a great job with traditionally topped pizzas, but the more “gourmet” pies, with ingredients such as pesto and barbecue sauce, are well worth a try. 1819 29th Ave…. Read More