Archive for January, 2012

Sunday, January 29th, 2012


Sunday, January 29th, 2012

Birmingham native J.W. Butts needs your help. Really, he just wants your money… You see, the 25-year-old artist is promoting this Kickstarter campaign, with the hopes that he can raise enough money to publish a children’s book based on his illustrations of ocean animals. And to say it like that, “his illustrations of ocean animals”, is kind of… Read More

Friends Call First | Taking Back her Boyfriend | Public vs. Private

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Friends Call First Hey Micah, Could you settle a disagreement with my friend and me?  She says that its rude to come over to someone’s house unexpectedly no matter who you are.  I say that if I’m your best friend then I get to drop by without notice to surprise my friend.  I get why… Read More

Speaks Her Mind

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

with Cherri Ellis

January in the Garden

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

There is work to be done, even in the dead of Winter. by Charlie Thigpen If you take pride in your landscape, your New Year’s resolution should be to garden regularly throughout the year. Doing a little bit at a time and properly maintaining your landscape beats having to tame an overgrown and unkempt garden…. Read More


Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

B’HAM WIKI Upon arrival in the Magic City, I quickly realized my need for a reliable, accessible go-to source that could tell me anything and everything about the places I was discovering, the people I was meeting, the reasons behind the “this” and the “that” in and around Jones Valley. Enter: The mother of all… Read More


Sunday, January 15th, 2012

A lizard will never change his spots, or something like that. By Paget Pizitz I’m willing to bet the cat stroller I bought Louis for Hanukkah (you didn’t think that cats could be of the Jewish persuasion?) that I started out this column last year by wishing you a Happy New Year. As my creativity… Read More

Can’t We All Just Get Along?

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

Is civility really a thing of the past? by Francis Hare Almost true story: A fine Southern lady and her daughter are taking a cab through New York, when the young girl asks about several brazenly dressed women standing at a nearby street corner. “Well, sweetheart,” her mother explains, “those women are personal escorts. Single… Read More

I’ll Have the Last Laugh

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

Medium Rare, Please by Cherri Ellis Of all the qualities a creature can bring to this universe, love is clearly the most important.  Right behind love, however, is a sense of humor.   If you want people to consent to being around you for any length of time, you had better have some semblance of… Read More

B-Yourself: Amanda Hardin

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

Birmingham’s Amanda Hardin Appears on The History Channel’s Show, Top Shot Name: Amanda M. Hardin Age: 33 What company do you work for? Southeast Commercial Partners, LLC. What do you do there? Commercial real estate brokerage.  I help owners of commercial real estate (office, restaurant, retail) find tenants, tenants find space, and investors find commercial… Read More

Style Icon: April Jones

Monday, January 9th, 2012

Instructor and healer at Silver Linings, a sanctuary for the healing arts. by Tracy Robinson Photography by Chuck St. John It’s not everyday you hear someone include make-believe characters in their list of style influences, but April Jones’ self-described “predictably unpredictable” personal style was shaped by heroines of her childhood: Rainbow Bright (“for her vibrant… Read More