Posts Tagged ‘liesa cole’


The Voice of Experience

Friday, February 1st, 2013

The view from eighty-plus years of age is fascinating. Written by Cary Estes, Photographed by Liesa Cole Sam Ferlisi Throughout his nine decades in Birmingham, Sam Ferlisi often has had a hard time getting home. Even at birth. Ferlisi was born in 1922 in the back of a grocery story owned by his aunt when… Read More

The A-List: Dia de los Muertos

Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

Dia de los Muertos Written by Richard James, Photographed by Liesa Cole At Dia de los Muertos, the most extraordinary public event in the city, I stood among the painted faces and the altars created to celebrate life. I spoke the words, “Present.” Presente. The street and parking lots along First Avneue South are transformed… Read More

Crusade

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

Dana Siegelman was once Alabama’s first daughter, but she will always be Don’s first daughter. by Jesse Chambers, Photo by Liesa Cole The media routinely shines klieg lights on the central players in legal and political scandals, people like former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman and Birmingham health-care magnate Richard Scrushy, who were convicted of bribery… Read More

Magic City Mix

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

10 Bands that make this a great music town. Written by Sarah O’Donnell Photography by Liesa Cole Produced by Tony Rodio, assisted by Christophe Nicolet and Gabrielle Bates Video production by John and Katie Gaiser St. Paul and The Broken Bones Musicians: Jesse Phillips: guitar, horns, bass James Brangle: guitar, organ. Keelan Parrish: bass Andrew… Read More

In the kitchen with Sweet Sugar Mama

Friday, May 4th, 2012

Written and Photographed by Liesa Cole When I was a young girl, those annual summer road trips to Grandma’s house in rural Georgia always commenced in similar fashion. Upon arrival, we’d unfurl ourselves from the Buick sedan, untangle our cramped legs, and slip in the creaky back-porch screen door that slapped shut behind us with… Read More

Sock It to Me

Sunday, April 1st, 2012

Who knew a sock could make you feel better? Photography by Liesa Cole Photo styling and hair by Megan LaRussa; makeup by Jackie Robinson Clothing provided by Molly Green Boutique in Homewood Photo asistance provided by Tony Rodio and Cristophe Nioclet You can live a better life if your feet are wrapped in wholesomeness. That… Read More

Spring Dreamstyle

Sunday, April 1st, 2012

The trends for fashion this spring and summer seem to have taken their inspiration right out of Barbie and Ken’s closet. For women, the look is light and breezy in lush fabrics splashed with vivid color and bold floral prints. The fit is draped and flowy or tailored snugly to accentuate the feminine form. Men look dapper in the classic… Read More

The A-List

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

Our annual list of people who fascinate, inspire, and make this city a great place to live. The Chef The celebrated chef Chris Hastings, fresh from an Iron Chef performance, re-imagines his restaurant, his cuisine and his future. by Joe O’Donnell Serendipity happens. The phrase seems a little long perhaps for a well-designed bumper sticker… Read More