There’s nothing like a farmer’s market to connect with local growers and artisans, so when news broke that Pepper Place is opening for the winter, Birmingham rejoiced!
Birmingham resident Amy Gary is the editor of the Margaret Wise Brown estate, and she’s about to release a new biography about Brown, the author of the esteemed children’s book, Goodnight Moon.
In The Great Green Room: The Brilliant and Bold Life of Margaret Wise Brown (Flatiron, 288 pages, $26.99) has opened up to rave reviews, like this one in the Washington Post.
The outpouring of love, admiration and condolences over the loss of one of Birmingham’s finest continues, as news of Courtney Haden’s passing makes its way through the community.
Join the Reverend Jesse Jackson at Birmingham’s iconic 16th Street Baptist Church this Sunday, January 8, 2016, as he preaches in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s upcoming birthday. The service begins at 10:45 a.m.
Whether it’s understanding a note from your doctor or the beauty of humanity found in Freytag’s pyramid, reading, along with reading comprehension, are two abilities that allow us to navigate the world successfully.
Sometimes I take these endowments for granted, like when I am assembling furniture from IKEA.
When it comes to exploring Birmingham’s rich history of writers and creative thinkers, there’s romance in this Magic City, ya’ll.
Everyone from literary figures, iconic authors, more journalists than you can shake a stick at, editors, novelists, filmmakers, you name it, we’ve reported it, told it, written it, edited it, produced it, you get the picture.
This year two holiday traditions overlap, and I think that’s just perfect for Christmas in America, 2016 style. Christmas Eve and Hanukkah begin on December 24. What a time to celebrate with one another, no?
Birmingham’s food boom has also given rise to a big opportunity: solving hunger in the Magic City.
According to Good Day Alabama on WBRC, the fog is dense and is spread throughout the city, so please slow your roll on that morning commute and look out for one another on the highways. I’m personally channeling this lady, you know, because she seems to be handling the fog like a champ. Happy Tuesday, Birmingham!
Don’t miss the opportunity to snag early-bird tickets for Birmingham’s Sloss Music and Arts Festival, set for July 15-17, 2017. What a perfect gift (hint hint) for the holidays!
Birmingham has changed the way bail is set for those charged with misdemeanor offenses in city courts.
In the past, if you were too broke to pay your bond after being arrested for a misdemeanor, you sat in jail until your case was heard.
As a southerner, giving gifts is an art in itself. It is my humble opinion that the people of the South take great pride in knowing just what to give our loved ones to celebrate special occasions. You know, by doing things like committing their Amazon wish lists to memory. Or, scrolling through their social media photos to understand their fashion preferences and personal style.
He hasn’t toured in nine years, but Comedian and actor Chris Rock is back in 2017.
The best part is that Birmingham is one of the stops for the recently announced Total Blackout tour!
Rock will be performing at the BJCC Concert Hall on March 24 at 8 p.m. Tickets officially go on sale December 9 via Ticketmaster, but you can get them here on Wednesday during the presale, with a password.
Here are all the presale deets, via Mary Calurso:
— Mary Colurso (@MaryColurso) December 6, 2016
Hey, did you know that it’s been 25 years since Fannie Flagg’s novel Fried Green Tomatoes hit the silver screen? Yeah, me either, but I love everything about this book and film, so Friday got me all like …
Even better, you can meet the author of both the novel and the screenplay right here in her hometown of Birmingham! Join Fannie Flagg on December 9th at the Lyric Fine Arts Theatre for an evening of conversation about her brand-new novel “The Whole Town is Talking.”
From what I understand, you can get your picture made with her after the book signing, so don’t forget to iron your dresses, darlings! And, be sure to reserve your seats now!
This free event is your chance to meet a real-live Alabama writer who knows her way around a screenplay, among other endeavors. The Washington Post said that “even the dead characters are delightful in Fannie Flagg’s latest novel.” Now, that’s a review!
While you’re at it, don’t forget about those fried green tomatoes from Irondale Cafe. I’m always free for a lunch date, just FYI.
Nothing beats a night out on the town while the air is crisp and the evenings are chill in Birmingham. Right now is the time to take advantage of the cool (almost, maybe cold) season by getting out and experiencing everything the Magic City has to offer (so much!).