B-metro - The magazine of metro Birmingham living


50 Moments That Made UAB

Sept. 14, 1936: The University of Alabama opened its Birmingham Extension Center in an old wood-frame two-story house at 2131 6th Avenue North. For the first term, 116 students enrolled. One full-time instructor and seven-part time instructors taught 19 different courses. Jan. 1, 1945: Jefferson and Hillman Hospitals were merged to form the University of… Read More

Holiday Glamour

The glam look of holiday fashion from Gus Mayer.

All’s Fair

At Sojourns experience the artisanal world of fair trade. Sojourns in downtown Birmingham is a fair trade import business working with artisans in a variety of countries to provide opportunity  for them and a unique selection of items for city consumers. The shop is committed to fair trade principles and works with fair trade certified… Read More

Leadership for a New Century

Rachel Harvey is the first woman to serve as board chair of Alabama AGC.

The Lumbar Cure

With a new menu and a unique style,  The Lumbar in Pepper Place is a perfect spot to relax your weary bones.

Personal Space: Christopher Nanni

A one-on-one conversation with Christopher Nanni, President and CEO, Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham.

Hear Me Out: Mark Harrelson

By Lee Shook He may not be a household name, and you may not have ever seen his face or heard his voice, but if you’ve lived in Birmingham long enough you’ve definitely heard Mark Harrelson before. And whether it was through a radio jingle, the morning news, a television ad, or any number of… Read More