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First Listen

First Listen: The Blind Boys of Alabama

The storied Grammy-winning gospel outfit returns with a new album

What's in Season

The King of Shrimp

Ultrasweet Gulf Coast Royal Reds are worth shelling out for

Arts & Culture

The Road to S-Town

Meet Brian Reed, the radio reporter behind the Alabama-set podcast everyone’s talking about

Arts & Culture

A Different Kind of Easter Bunny

How a university town rallied around an unusual piece of outdoor sculpture

Travel

Fannie Flagg’s Fairhope

Why the author loves Alabama’s utopia by the bay—and thinks you should too

Books

Storm Warning: An Alabama Author’s Gulf Course

Clouds gather just beyond the horizon in these short stories set in the Yellowhammer State

Travel

Mum’s the Word

Fall’s favorite bloom flourishes throughout the South, particularly at one historic Alabama home

Music

The Second Coming of St. Paul

Inspired by a legacy of soul artists who weren’t afraid to speak up, ST. PAUL & THE BROKEN BONES pursue a higher calling

First Listen

First Listen: New Music from St. Paul & the Broken Bones

Hear “Is It Me” off the band’s upcoming second album Sea of Noise

Music

First Listen: Banditos’ “I Put A Spell On You”

The Birmingham band releases a must-hear take on Screamin’ Jay Hawkins’ 1956 classic

Travel

Celebrating Bellingrath: A Storied Southern Home

As the Alabama home turns 80, its museum director shares three tales from its history

Food & Drink

Gulf Coast Road Trip: Tallahassee to Mobile

A back-roads ramble in search of soul and seafood on the Gulf

Travel

Southern Road Trip: Memphis to Muscle Shoals

Southern music history comes alive on the path between Memphis and Muscle Shoals

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Travel

Dispatch From the Road: Memphis to Mississippi

A road trip through the heart of Southern music

Music

Five Essential Muscle Shoals Albums

Bassist and former owner David Hood reflects on five essential albums that came out of the Muscle Shoals Sound Studios

City Portrait

The Magic City’s Next Act

Vacant storefronts and empty sidewalks were the norm for years, but these days downtown Birmingham is on the rise

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Travel

A Tour of the Magic City

The new boom in Birmingham

City Portrait

Birmingham’s New Hot Spots

The best of what’s new in the Magic City

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In the Garden

Inside A Parterre Garden

Walk the grounds of this Alabama garden

In the Garden

An Alabama Living Legacy

A remarkable Birmingham garden stands as a tribute to the equally remarkable woman who created it