11 Slideshow


Dispatch From the Road: Memphis to Mississippi

A road trip through the heart of Southern 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

34 Slideshow


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

20 Slideshow

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


Dylan LeBlanc: Redemption Songs

The artist returns with an album steeped in the power of renewal

Arts & Culture

A Busy Day in Monroeville

How the Alabama town is celebrating Go Set a Watchman

Fork in the Road

Pizza with Purpose

Birmingham chef John Hall creates great pies, and a space for all

Good Dogs

Alabama’s Coon Dog Cemetery

Deep in the Alabama woods at the base of the Cumberland Mountains lies a cemetery like no other

Food & Drink

Alabama’s White Gold

Pat Martin’s three-state take on a barbecue classic


Alabama Chanin’s Studio Weekend Workshop

A session of stitching and sewing in Florence, Alabama

Fork in the Road

The Gastropub Revisited

Birmingham’s Ollie Irene re-raises the bar on bar food

17 Slideshow

Arts & Culture

Inside the Museum of Wonder

Explore Alabama’s most eclectic assortment of arts and artifacts


An Alabama Marvel

Part shrine and part circus, the Museum of Wonder houses one of the South’s 
most eclectic assortments of art and artifacts

grouper hot and hot fish club

Food & Drink

Hot and Hot’s Simple Grilled Fish

A smoky, sweet grouper with tomato, avocado, and Vidalia onions


Alabama’s Quail Trail

The Black Belt of Alabama is known for its history, its soil, and its poverty. But it should also be known for its bird hunting

Made in the South

Southern Belle Chèvre

Why one citified Alabama girl came home to make cheese


In Full Pursuit

Foxhunting with Ben Hardaway and his legendary crossbred hounds