BHAM to the Max

The State of Affairs

Sunday, February 16th, 2020

What’s the worst thing about Birmingham?  The fact that it’s in Alabama, of course! By Max Rykov Our host state has just concluded a three year-long celebration of its Bicentennial, and unless we succeed in any secession efforts, we’re stuck here for at least the next 200 years as well. In 1817, what we now… Read More

Boys to Men

Saturday, December 7th, 2019

C4 Mentoring gives kids a chance. By Max Rykov During one especially beautiful night several years ago, I was up late with good company watching episodes of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. The air in my apartment was thick with nostalgia and whatever else air is normally made out of—to such a degree, in fact, that happy… Read More

Stadium City

Tuesday, November 5th, 2019

Let’s be a city without a ceiling.

Getting Money in the Right Hands

Sunday, September 29th, 2019

Keeping profits local

Are You Ready For Some Football?

Monday, September 2nd, 2019

The Healing Power of Sports   

Back to School in Birmingham

Thursday, August 15th, 2019

It’s August once again! That magical time of year that children dream about all summer long—visions of notebooks and markers and Social Studies are ever so close to manifesting in their daily lives, soon to replace the enervating idleness of summer vacation.  Back to the soul-sustaining rigor and grind of formal education in our local schools. What joy!

Chocolate Milk Mommies

Sunday, June 2nd, 2019

Reducing the stigma of breastfeeding for minorities. 

The Other Awards

Sunday, May 5th, 2019

The Unsung Heroes of the ’Ham  

Offender Alumni Association

Monday, April 1st, 2019

Support for the recently incarcerated.    

Building Up

Saturday, March 2nd, 2019

Ensley kids are schooled in community development. 

Romantically Challenged

Monday, February 4th, 2019

Because, Valentine’s Day.      By Max Rykov // Illustration by Hannah Adamson Ah, Valentine’s Day! The most obligatorily romantic day of the year! Depending on when you’re reading this monthly magazine, you’re either: trying to figure out some way to not screw it up this year, trying to avoid it, protesting it, or desperately trying… Read More