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Girls Rock Birmingham Empowers Girls on Stage

Girls Rock Birmingham, an organization dedicated to empowering young girls to engender a sense of confidence, creativity, and self expression is now in its second year.

State of the Local News Media

B-Metro recently spoke to several Birmingham journalists—some of whom are veterans of The News or Alabam Media Group—to help assess the effects of changes in the media, in the Magic City and elsewhere.

A Guide to Birmingham Media

Our guide to noteworthy Birmingham-based news outlets serves to entice Magic City news and opinion junkies to climb out of their siloes and sample some media outlets they’ve never tried before, or at least get a new perspective on the ones they already consume.

The Warblers Stay Young Through Song

The Warblers take their music and their show seriously, but not themselves. This is evident by their self-deprecating humor about their ages.

Dream Home: Where the Light Comes In

Britt and Amanda Thames weren’t looking to move, but when they found out the new construction they had seen going up nearby was a spec house that boasted custom details, they started thinking differently.

WE Community Cafe Harvests a Future for the West End

At WE Community Café, you’ll find smiles alongside fresh food. As a pay-as-you-can concept, people can do just that, although there are suggestions for price increments that cover the cost of food, food and labor, or all that and someone else’s meal.

3 Royal Red Shrimp Recipes

If the Alabama coast brought one great taste to the new food revolution, it was Royal Reds. These rich, plump shrimp are the king and queen of these Gulf of Mexico waters.

One on One: Butch Oglesby and Brooke Fleming

We brought together two Birmingham creatives this month.

10 Things Every College Freshman Should Know

Here college students share tips they wish they had known when they started off.