Posts Tagged ‘Jesse Chambers’

John Archibald Still Loves Reporting, Loves Alabama, and Hates Corruption

Friday, July 1st, 2016

John Archibald, veteran political columnist for The Birmingham News and, is often extremely angry, and understandably so, at the selfish behavior of many Alabama public officials.

The Magic City’s Emerging Micro-Distillery Scene

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

For the first time since Prohibition, local distilleries are geared up and turning out high quality spirits that hold a little of their own magic from the magic city.

Written by Jesse Chambers
Photography by Beau Gustafson

Build Like a Girl

Sunday, May 1st, 2016

Ophelia Johnson is shattering stereotypes in the field of engineering and inspiring other girls to do the same.

Written by Jesse Chambers
Photo by Beau Gustafson

Mama Bear

Sunday, May 1st, 2016

When Drew Ann Long realized that her daughter Caroline—who has special needs—would soon outgrow a regular shopping cart, she took action.

Written by Jesse Chambers

Photography by Beau Gustafson

What It Feels Like

Friday, April 1st, 2016

Stories of surviving the unimaginable

Compiled by Jesse Chambers and Lindsey Osborne

The Defenders

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

It takes a special breed of lawyer to defend in a high-stakes murder case.

Written by Jesse Chambers
Portraits by Beau Gustafson

Miracle on Third Avenue

Friday, January 1st, 2016

The Lyric Theatre comes back to life.

Written by Jesse Chambers
Photography by Joe De Sciose


Sunday, November 1st, 2015

Female bodybuilders are redefining what it means to be feminine.

Written by Jesse Chambers
Photography by Michael J. Moore

A Little Star

Saturday, December 1st, 2012

Tiny dancer, Breena Bell,  sees one round of America’s Got Talent as just the first stop to a career in dance. Written by Jesse Chambers  Photographed by Beau Gustafson A lot of little girls take dance classes, but very few appear on national television. Breena Bell of Lincoln, Ala., did, performing on America’s Got Talent… Read More

To Hell…and Back

Saturday, December 1st, 2012

Combat veteran and entrepreneur Matt Bacik returns from Iraq and Afghanistan with a new understanding. by Jesse Chambers, Photo by Edward Badham   “War is hell,” said Union general William Tecumseh Sherman. A similar sentiment is expressed by Matt Bacik — former U.S. Army officer, veteran of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and a Pelham… Read More


Thursday, November 1st, 2012

Dana Siegelman was once Alabama’s first daughter, but she will always be Don’s first daughter. by Jesse Chambers, Photo by Liesa Cole The media routinely shines klieg lights on the central players in legal and political scandals, people like former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman and Birmingham health-care magnate Richard Scrushy, who were convicted of bribery… Read More