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A Nice Little Escape

For Cana and Andy Grooms, renovating their 1957 home began with appreciating just what it was they had.
Written by Brett Levine
Photography by Graham Yelton

The Baron of Birmingham

The first meeting between Piers Anthony Weymouth Wedgwood, the fourth Baron Wedgwood of Barlaston, and Frank Bromberg III had a bit of a prince-and-the-pauper feel to it.

Magic City Mix

Our annual look at the best new music in Birmingham, featuring Dead Fingers, The Heavy Hearts, Waxflight, Sanyasi, Drew Price, Shaheed & DJ Supreme, Daniel Farris, Dorean Lives, and Jasper Coal.

Sidewalk Film Festival

The Sidewalk Film Festival is, in a word, legendary This year, on August 22–24, more than 200 films will be shown throughout eight venues around Birmingham. Though it was difficult to choose just a few, we’ve highlighted some of the most interesting in the following pages.


Right now is the perfect time to plan a tailgate or porch party. Around here, the weather can still be steamy well past summer. A craft cocktail can be one of the best ways to get the first tastes of autumn while still staying cool.
Photography by Cameron Carnes
Recipes by the Birmingham Bourbon Club

The Storytellers

And as long as we have had stories, we have had something else: the storyteller. There are some of us who need to tell the stories of the world, and many of those storytellers are your writers. On the following pages, you’ll meet five fiction authors who call Birmingham home.
Written by Lindsey Lowe
Photos by Beau Gustafson

Old Building, New Life

One of the things that sets Birmingham apart from other cities is the inventory of historic buildings that make this place a fascinating combination of old and new.
Written by Joe O’Donnell
Photography by Chuck St. John

One on One: Rosilyn Houston and Ginger Pegues

Talk of women at work and the importance of being a part of efforts to build a better community highlight this month’s one on one conversation.

Positive Maturity’s Top 50 Over 50

They’ve launched national ad campaigns and won National Championships. They’re judges, police chiefs, and chefs. They’re over 50 and FABULOUS!