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Out of this World Fashion

Out of This World Fashion Photography by Liesa Cole Wardrobe Styling by Mary Beth Wetzel Trends for Spring 2013 feature bold bursts of color, stark black and whites, and flashy metallics that will have you ready to blast off into new fashion frontiers. Join us as we journey through space and time to bring you… Read More

This is the Modern World

Click below to see the entire layout in B-Metro magazine Open publication – Free publishing – More 2013 Produced and styled by Annie Hall Photography by Chuck St. John Words by Brett Levine Art Direction by Robin Richeson Colter Makeup artist Jennifer Spanick  Hair stylist Leigh Whitehead Model Sarah Scott

50 Shades of White

Click below to see entire layout in B-Metro magazine Open publication – Free publishing – More alabama 50 Shades of White Photography by Chuck St. John Spring Fashions from Theodora Make–up by Daphne Rush Hair by Detra Vest Smith Model Ashley Burgess Sharbel This fashion layout is the  result of voting for model, retailer, makeup… Read More

All Hale to Buster

Arrested Development and Veep actor Tony Hale talks about a career in the funny business. Interview by Tom Wofford Photos by Liesa Cole Stylist: Elizabeth Rose Russell Samford University graduate Tony Hale got his first national attention by delivering a flawless, deeply committed lip-synch of “Mr. Roboto” in a 1999 Volkswagen commercial, but appearances on… Read More

A Stand Up Kind of Guy

Stand-Up Comedian Marvin Lee goes for the laugh. Photos by Liesa Cole Being raised in the Deep South in a multicultural family, Marvin Lee quickly learned how stupid, narrow-minded, and intolerant people could be. Unfortunately, those people were usually his family members. But a least they were “equal–opportunity–stupid–narrow–minded–intolerant people,” where race wasn’t a factor. It… Read More

I’m Sorry, but your Baby is Ugly

I’m sorry, but your baby is ugly photos by Liesa Cole Ugly Baby was unplanned. Much like the improv we perform, the group started out as a random idea that just took on a life of its own.  Back in 2010 a few of us got together to practice some Chicago-style long-form improv as a creative exercise…. Read More

One-on-One: Chris Cull and Honora Gathings

This month’s One on One conversation revolved around cars, television news and getting used to a new city, all classic conversation starters. The car theme came courtesy of Chris Cull, the general manager of Tom Williams Porsche/Audi at Grants Mill. Cull is a graduate of the University of Mississippi, and played football at the school…. Read More

Curiosity Stop

Curiosity Stop: The Inner City Sanctum of Chatham Hellmers and Walt Creel By Brett Levine “When I saw this loft I literally laid down on the floor and said I would die if we didn’t get it,” Chatham Hellmers laughs as she recalls how she and husband Walt Creel came to live in their new… Read More

Special Section: Parade of Homes

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Tart! Produced by Brett Levine Food Styling by Lily Plauché Photography by Beth Dreiling Hontzas Tarts are single dish wonders.  Most commonly thought of as sweet delights, these three recipes take a different approach.  Savory, subtle, and full of spring flavors, tarts are perfect for any occasion. The roasted herb and tomato clafouti reinterprets the… Read More