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RealtySouth Opens Downtown Office

Real estate giant RealtySouth opened a new office in Downtown Birmingham in response to market demand. Located in the historic landmark Denechaud House, at Second Avenue North and Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, the location adjoins the famous Florentine Building. “Company growth boils down to supply and demand – a responsible company listens to the pulse… Read More

Personal Space: Mindy Rohr

A one on one conversation with Mindy Rohr, experience manager for the Pizitz Food Hall. Anative of Lexington, Ken., Mindy Rohr was already a local social-media darling when Bayer Properties came to town to build The Summit at Fritz Farm, a lifestyle center similar to The Summit Birmingham. The Bayer team took note of Rohr’s… Read More

Dive In: Yum Yai Thai Takeout

Getting it good on the go. Written and photographed by Beau Gustafson Golf Suchodayan and Kay Sathianphatthanakul met in Thailand when they were in high school and have been business partners in Birmingham since 2005 when they bought Chai’s Oriental Food store. About 10 months ago they sold the grocery store and opened up Yum… Read More

Flowers in Dynamite

Developing community through urban agriculture. By Max Rykov // Photo by Beau Gustafson Maybe if those wretched things were more architecturally appealing, I wouldn’t roll my eyes so hard every time I drove by one. But they aren’t, so my body will continue its automatic reflex at the sight of any new luxury apartment development in… Read More

Attacking the Press With the Voice of a Dictator

People in power have never liked the nosy news media. By Tom Gordon   I spent most of my working life in journalism, and so it stings, deeply, to hear the president of the United States repeatedly call the news media the enemy of the people. That is dictator language, a classic response from leaders… Read More

Holding Out for a Hero

What do you get when you cross a hospital, a nonprofit, a creative agency, local businesses, and college football fans? You get enough goodness to light up the city.

A Touch of Tuscany

After Jim and Krystal Cobb got married, they knew they wanted to build a house together that would reflect their shared dream of a home defined by warmth and hospitality, as well as their love of Mediterranean-style architecture.

Magic City Mix: Null

Birmingham’s Null may very well be putting the Magic City back on the map as the home to one of the Southeast’s heaviest rock and roll acts.

Magic City Mix: Iron Giant Percussion

Although they may not be a household name, the chamber music group has quickly established themselves as the premier active avant-garde percussion ensemble in the state—outside of university groups—regularly tackling complicated and technically demanding pieces by the likes of John Cage, Steve Reich, and John Luther Adams.

Magic City Mix: Blake Ewing

As diverse as the current Magic City music scene is, few artists stand out as much— or have as interesting of a story— as composer Blake Ewing.

Magic CIty Mix: Tragic City

As one of our greatest musical exports through legendary figures like Erskine Hawkins and Sun Ra, and even more contemporary acts like Eric Essix, the roots of jazz run deep in the Magic City.