The Atlantic Magazine discovers the treasures within the Birmingham Public Library (slideshow)

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The Atlantic, one the nation’s most venerable and respected magazines, recently wrote a story in November about a visit to the Birmingham Public Library and the treasures within it.

A must read story written by The Atlantic’s Deborah Fallows – The Treasures of Birmingham

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Do You Believe Birmingham’s Food Scene beat out New York’s and Chicago’s?

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According to Zagat, Birmingham has surpassed the ranks of some top cities across our nation. In their most recent assessment, “26 Hottest Food Cities of 2016,” they asked their editors around the country to “make a case” for a city with the biggest year in food. So, how’d we do?

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Alabama Weekly Nature Roundup December 2nd edition – brought to you by JSU Little River Canyon Center

lrcc_-_logo_-_vertical This week, we are pleased to announce our new partnership with the JSU Little River Canyon Center.  Along with their support of Bham Now’s Nature Roundup, we also will be updating Bham Now readers regularly about the Canyon Center’s many activities, and developing stories, such as the one posted this morning about Little River Falls coming back to life this week.

Don’t Forget 

Don’t forget to purchase (and save money with an advance tix purchase) your December 6th BOLD Series ticket to see Jim McClintock.

In just four days, we will be holding our 2nd BOLD Speaker Series on Tuesday, December 6th, 5:30 at Avondale Brewery.

Why should you buy a ticket and attend? Check out this video narrated by Harrison Ford – yes, Han Solo/Indiana Jones – describing McClintock’s observations and work.  Join us on Tuesday!

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It’s the 25th anniversary of ‘Fried Green Tomatoes,’ so Towanda!

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 …

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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!

Photo by Irondale Cafe
Photo by Irondale Cafe

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.