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His Own Man

  Joseph Siegelman may come with a pedigree in politics, but he is here to forge his own path. Written by Rosalind Fournier, photography by Beau Gustafson   This is a fair bet. As the people of Alabama learn that Joseph Siegelman, a local attorney and managing partner in the Birmingham office of The Cochran… Read More

Funding Awesome

  The local chapter of an international philanthropy gives away $1,000 a month to help people help others.  Written by Rosalind Fournier // Photography by Beau Gustafson Max Rykov remembers that when he and Dr. Dionne Mahaffey teamed up to start a local chapter of The Awesome Foundation—an international organization that grants money, no strings attached, to… Read More

A Better Space

The Birmingham Museum of Art’s first exhibition composed of its own collection of contemporary art inspires viewers to connect with the world at large. Written by Lindsey Lowe Osborne What makes us different? You lean right; I lean left. You are white; I am black. You are poor; I am rich. You live here, now; I… Read More

On Air with Dr. Josh

As a TV psychologist, radio-show host, and adjunct associate professor of public health at UAB, Dr. Josh Klapow takes psychology to the masses. Written by Rosalind Fournier • Photography by Beau Gustafson On what will most likely go down as the most devastating Valentine’s Day in American history, Josh Klapow, Ph.D., a licensed clinical psychologist and frequent… Read More

A Ranch House Reinvented

Raising the roofline and taking full advantage of the view, a Vestavia couple turns a house they already loved into the home of their dreams. Written by Jane Reynolds Photography by Chris Luker Andy and Ashley Prewitt have loved this home, which overlooks the 14th hole of Vestavia Country Club, from the day they bought… Read More

Personal Space

A one on one conversation with Tina Mozelle Braziel Poet Tina Mozelle Braziel, who is about to publish her first collection of poems, Known by Salt, grew up on the lake in Pell City. Life on the water fed her love of nature, which also informs her writing with poems that revel in the rich landscape… Read More