Archive for November, 2017


A New Mayor For a New Era

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

By Joey Kennedy // Photo by Chuck St. John I’ve lived in Birmingham for 35 years. I mean, literally, Birmingham. My wife and I have never lived outside the city’s boundaries. We’ve lived on the East side of Birmingham, on the Southwest side, and now we live on Southside, a few blocks behind UAB, where we’ve owned… Read More

One Shot

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

Change is coming. Starting out as one of 11 candidates running to unseat two-term Mayor William Bell, Randall Woodfin scored an upset victory Oct. 3 and has already caught the attention of the national media for his progressive platform.

Empowering Women

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

By telling her story. We women are our own worst critics—if you’re a woman, you’ve probably heard this before. And maybe this statement made you angry because you disagree. Or maybe it filled you with sorrow because you can say from first-hand experience that it’s true. When Mary Beth Gore heard this statement while watching… Read More

I Work Out

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

Or maybe I just hang out.  By Luke Robinson You guys work out, right? You sure look like you do. Yeah, you! You look awesome! (Let it never be said that I don’t know how to butter up my audience). I work out too… Some… Kinda…Well, I work at working out. Okay, okay. I go… Read More

Lead The Way

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

Great leaders know where they’re going. By John Croyle Everyone has an opinion on how to raise children. “Professionals” write countless books outlining plans, approaches and ways to help make our children successful. My take on this whole parenting thing: no two children are alike, so there will never be a rock-solid step by step… Read More

Recipe for Disaster

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

Sometimes a banana is just a banana. By Lee Ann “Sunny” Brown //Photo by Billy Brown It’s that time of the year again to go through my recipes and find the family favorites that everyone expects to see on the Thanksgiving table. There are a few dishes that must show up on our table or we… Read More

Mixed and Mastered

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

Les Nuby and Jason Hamric Written by Brett Levine // Photography by Beau Gustafson Great music production teams often garner nicknames—think the Glimmer Twins or the Dust Brothers—but for two talented Birmingham-based friends a catchy title couldn’t improve on the incredible work they already do and the partnership they have. The two, musician and producer Lester Nuby… Read More

War Torn

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

By Tom Gordon Did you watch The Vietnam War series on PBS? If you were around during the Vietnam era, it may have brought back memories, and some of those memories may be ones you’d rather not have. For me, a lot of memories date from 1969 to 1970, my senior year at Alabama. Among other things,… Read More

Behind the Scenes

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

The Linly Heflin Fashion Show Written and styled by Tracy James This month marks the 16th anniversary of my freelance fashion consulting company, ChicMadeSimple. As you might imagine, having a full-time career in fashion in Birmingham, Alabama, requires one to be a sort of jack-of all-trades under the style umbrella. If I lived in, say,… Read More

B-Yourself: Nourish

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

Healthy and Fully-Prepared Meals Delivered Names: Tiffany Vickers Davis and Mary Drennen Photo and interview by: Angela Karen What is Nourish? Nourish creates and delivers delicious, fully-prepared & healthy meals across the country. Tell us how Nourish started… In 2012 Mary started working with a local fitness company to produce a private label meal option for the… Read More

Worlds Not Yet Imagined

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

Talking with Cults. By Lindsey Lowe Osborne I hate to be cheesy (okay, I don’t), but the band Cults has earned a sort of…cult following. (Had to do it!) And for good reason: Their synth-pop-rock sound is worth listening to. Edgy and bright, easy and complex—all at the same time—it’s the kind of music that… Read More