Archive for June, 2012


Costume vs. Uniform

Friday, June 1st, 2012

Which one do you wear? By Heidi Elnora My brain never turns off. I am constantly thinking about all of the things on my “to do” list. Sometimes, I wish I were Shera. I sometimes call myself Shera. To me, Shera and Wonder Woman are friends. I chose Shera for her blonde hair. We look… Read More

Wanted:

Friday, June 1st, 2012

Strong men and present fathers. By April Jones Since June is a time to honor fathers, I thought it appropriate to encourage the men in our lives. This is, however, just as much for women as it is for men. I’ll warn you this piece comes from a true “Daddy’s Girl.” I know everyone doesn’t… Read More

Soulmates for Sale

Friday, June 1st, 2012

I had no idea God could be used as a spokesperson. by Cherri Ellis You will have to forgive God for all the inclement weather lately.  He has been busy running an online dating service. It’s true.  According to the commercial I just watched, you just log on, join and find God’s match for you. … Read More

Live. Now.

Friday, June 1st, 2012

Events and venues that are bringing it. by John D I find it helpful to listen to music when I write. It gives me inspiration and helps set the tone for the column. Sometimes this can be a bad idea (it is hard to write coherently when rocking out to Queens of the Stone Age… Read More

One Shot – President Obama’s Visit to Alabama

Friday, June 1st, 2012

the city through the lens… University of Alabama players with President Barack Obama after the ceremony in which he had spoken of their achievements on and off the field and received a helmet and jersey bearing his name and the number 14 (representing the UA’s total number of national championships). University of Alabama  lineman Chance… Read More

Who’s Ready for a Little Travel?

Friday, June 1st, 2012

A little planning goes a long way for a happy vacation. by Amanda LeBlanc If you make it through the chaos of May with graduations, recitals, school programs and other activities, you deserve a break, maybe even a little vacation, but packing can be a chore. The good news is it doesn’t have to be!… Read More

The Heidi Elnora Collection

Friday, June 1st, 2012

Home-grown haute couture for the Birmingham Bride. Photos by Angela Karen In November of 2006, the brand heidi elnora was created back in Birmingham. Heidi Standridge Baker stays true to her roots by taking a handmade approach when it comes to designing her gowns, which are known for their polished lines and attention to detail…. Read More

The Last Hotel for Women

Friday, June 1st, 2012

Birmingham Festival Theatre revives  a classic of its own making. By Tom Wofford     Photography by Kim Riegel In the mind of board president Edward Miller, there was only one play to consider for closing out Birmingham Festival Theatre’s 40th anniversary season this month. “The Last Hotel for Women is the quintessential BFT play,”… Read More

A Lost Art

Friday, June 1st, 2012

Emmanuel Benetollo builds for the future based on the past by Cindy Riley Emmanuel Benetollo can hardly remember a time he wasn’t captivated by wood. “I grew up going to bed at night staring at an old farmhouse timber-framed roof structure,” explains the Le Vesinet, France, native. “From the age of 12, I would just look… Read More

Tangle and Drift

Friday, June 1st, 2012

To Build a Banjo Written and Photographed by Edward Badham “One thing he discovered with a great deal of astonishment was that music held for him more then just pleasure. There was meat to it. The grouping of sounds, their forms in the air as they rang out and faded, said something comforting to him… Read More

The Doctor and the Earthquake

Friday, June 1st, 2012

Angelo Caery was a tough young man, a laborer in Port au Prince, with a pretty wife and a couple of kids about four and five. When the building fell on his leg, he was trapped for a few hours, and when the remainder looked like it would pancake him entirely, he yanked his leg for all he was worth.