Archive for July, 2011


Young Love | The Incident | Do Fools Rush In?

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

Young Love Dear Ask Micah, Is it really possible for my 14 year old to be as “in love” as she claims to be? She’s so dramatic about every little tiff and make up.  Its silly to me.  I don’t believe a 14 yr old can comprehend what love really is yet. Doubtful ————— Dear… Read More

Escaping Birmingham

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

By Laura Kate Whitney As much as I love the beat of this city (and my family), sometimes I just need a break.  Often I feel that nagging voice, pecking away at my semi-composed façade.  “You’ve had enough, little lady,” it says.  “Life has worn you out.  Go seek some solace.  Go outside.”  And so… Read More

Night Fever Behind the Scenes

Friday, July 1st, 2011

So Sleek. So Chic. Behind the scenes video

B-Yourself: Shae Hicks

Friday, July 1st, 2011

Name: Shae Hicks Age: 28 My hometown: Gardendale Profession: Veterinarian My passion: Veterinary medicine and surgery and animal welfare Who most inspires you? My furry patients! When were you happiest? When a patient goes home happy and healthy with their owner. Favorite city? Paris. Favorite movie? Gone With The Wind My most overused words or phrases: “Make sure you’re dog is on heartworm and flea prevention!” What started your love for animals and career path as a vet? My father is animal lover, so I grew up surrounded by horses, dogs and cats. I also worked at vet clinics and soon realized that veterinary medicine was the only job for me. It’s… Read More

The Lake House

Friday, July 1st, 2011

A family retreat was also a family project. by Mary Ellen Stancill, Photos by Beau Gustafson Plenty of Birmingham families enjoy gathering at the lake, especially this time of year. Generations of a clan spend time water skiing, fishing, cooking out and just relaxing together during the hot summer months. But not many families share… Read More

Garden Smarts for the Summer

Friday, July 1st, 2011

by Charlie Thigpen Who knows what the weather will be like this month? June was brutal with temperatures in the mid to upper 90s with little rain. The unseasonably hot, dry weather made us quickly forget spring as we leapt into the middle of summer. Unfortunately July, August and even September in Birmingham should bring… Read More

B careful what you Tweet

Friday, July 1st, 2011

By Paget Pizitz Every so often, the lovely folks over at 105.5 ask me to come on their radio show as a relationship expert. Because I love being referred to as an expert of any kind, I don’t tell them about the time I got into a near break–up fight with my boyfriend of the… Read More

Dancing In The Street (Revisited)

Friday, July 1st, 2011

I really miss City Stages and would welcome it back in a heartbeat. by Francis Hare It’s taken me some time, but I can now honestly say I miss City Stages. Not the City Stages I skipped from 2004 to 2008—and regretted attending in 2009—but the festival which, at its best, was as good a… Read More

Is There Any Good Way to Part Ways?

Friday, July 1st, 2011

Everything ends badly, or else it would not end. by Samantha “Sam”  Foster In the single world, there is an additional certainty to death and taxes: breakups. Whether you’re not interested or they’re the ones sprinting in the other direction, you’re bound to face the parting of the ways. Though this is a certainty, is… Read More

B-Educated

Friday, July 1st, 2011

The Who, What, Where, and Why of Ed. by Michael Froning, Executive Director, Birmingham Education Foundation (Ed), EdBirmingham.org Please allow me to introduce myself. I am Ed. I was born in 2009 in Birmingham. My parents are its citizens, especially the students, families and the adults of the Birmingham City Schools. My job is to help… Read More

Officer Down

Friday, July 1st, 2011

Joseph Daniels is one of 49 officers killed in action in the history of the Birmingham Police Department. His case is the only one of those 49 to remain unsolved. By Loyd McIntosh Monday, November 18, 2002. It’s approximately 10:30 p.m. and a small group of regulars are grabbing a bite to eat and shooting… Read More