more about: Birmingham

Scenes from Birmingham: 50 Years Later

This morning, we joined the congregation and visitors from around the world for worship services at 16th Street Baptist Church, fifty years to the day of the bombing that changed Birmingham, and the world. Among the speakers at the service: Barbara Cross, daughter of the late Rev. John H. Cross. Rev. Cross pastored the church on the day the bomb […]

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5 Must-Visit Birmingham Civil Rights Landmarks

This week, thousands of visitors will come to Alabama for events marking the 50th anniversary of  the Birmingham Civil Rights Movement. One could spend a lifetime studying Birmingham’s role in Civil Rights — in fact, Birmingham native and historian Barry McNeelly has done just that. The Birmingham native and Parker High School history teacher gives tours of the district. “Birmingham’s […]

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Trend Alert: Letterpress City Posters

For this week’s Southern Snapshot we are celebrating the artists who capture our region in a different way. Letterpress companies, known mostly for their rocking concert posters, have been branching out to create pinnable odes to their cities and its institution. Here, some of our favorite Southern-bred pieces of wall art. Bonus: These pieces are a great, inexpensive way to […]

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Our Hometown: Birmingham

In our August issue, we got to share all the things that make us love our hometown, Birmingham, for the story “Sweet Home Alabama.” In it you’ll find our editors’ favorite local haunts, and a run-down of all the people and places making our city look, taste, and sound so good. 

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5 Birmingham Cocktails To Try Now

In our August issue, we highlight why Birmingham is one of the hottest towns in the nation in “Sweet Home Alabama.” One key component: our bubbling cocktail scene. Thanks to a band of young bartenders who are working together to make the Magic City one of the best drinking towns in the South, there’s never been a better time to […]

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The Birmingham Bands You Need To Know

Birmingham, Alabama’s music scene is blowing up: Homegrown bands are playing major music fests such as Banditos at this weekend’s Hangout Music Festival, while a new music venue, Iron City, is bringing bands such as Neutral Milk Hotel to the city. To get the low-down on the top emerging talent from Birmingham, we asked one of the city’s biggest music advocates […]

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Birmingham’s New Must-Visit Restaurant: Vittoria

Birmingham chef James Lewis has already made his mark on Birmingham’s culinary scene with Bettola, his old-world Italian restaurant for which he has been named a James Beard Foundation Award semifinalist. Now he’s moving on to cover more territory with the long-awaited opening of Vittoria Macelleria today (in Pepper Place next to Bettola). We sat down with James to learn what […]

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Shop Local: Tallulah Designs from Alabama

Heather Williams learned to sew as a child growing up in Montgomery, but it wasn’t until her college years that she realized she could make a living with a needle and thread.

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5 Wedding Invitation Trends We Love

Going to the chapel? Before you don something blue or narrow down cake flavors, don’t overlook the importance of a chic invitation suite. We’ve called on Birmingham-based paper extraordinaire, Allison Banks to keep you up-to-date on the South’s most stylish wedding invitation trends. 1. Go for Grey “Gone is the heavily scripted, black calligraphy look that many Southern traditionalists prefer. […]

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Birmingham Rallies for Street Food

This weekend the Greater Birmingham Street Food Coalition hosted its first Street Food Rally to help feed the city’s growing food truck movement. Over the past year, Birmingham has seen a rise in the number of trucks, joining other cities that have embraced mobile eateries. Being headquartered in Birmingham, it’s a trend we’re glad to see. We ate our way […]

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