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A Lady on the Lake

For so many Alabamians, spending time at the lake—Lake Martin specifically—is a cherished pastime.

Written by Brett Levine
Photographed by Graham Yelton

Rugged & Fancy

Musician Duquette Johnston and his wife, jewelry designer Morgan, find a pure philosophy for living.

Written by Lindsey Lowe
Photographed by Liesa Cole

The Dog Days of Summer

Coneys. Frankfurters. Wieners. Call them what you will, but the hot dog is a traditional American summer treat.

Produced by Brett Levine
Food Styling by Lily Plauché
Photography by Becky Staynor

Brick by Brick

One writer explores Birmingham’s BrickFair, a LEGO convention, to discover what makes LEGO lovers build.

Written by Phillip Ratliff
Photos by Beau Gustafson

Sunday Morning Breakdown

An up-close look at traditional religion teaches one man that sometimes when you go searching, you find what you’re looking for.

Written by Phillip Ratliff
Photography by Edward Badham

2014 Excellence in Nursing

Meet the men and women who go above and beyond to make the Birmingham region a healthier place to live.

One on One: Taylor Hicks and Tonya Jones

Hicks is one of the most beloved and popular American Idol winners of all time. Jones has turned her style and craft into a successful business that has become an icon in Birmingham’s fashion and style community.

2014 Beauty Book

Our annual beauty publication features the latest in local health + beauty, plus the 10 Most Beautiful Women in Birmingham.

One on One: Milo Beloved and Carrie Montgomery

Milo Beloved, owner of Harold & MOD, and Carrie Montgomery, Development Events Manager at the Birmingham Museum of Art, speak about their experiences with creating arts, cultural events, and shopping in downtown Birmingham.

A Rustle in the Woods

This is a rustic-meets-modern hunting lodge and weekend home an hour outside Birmingham that Tent Shop Design completed just over two years ago. Set on a hill overlooking a man-made lake, the lodge blends seamlessly into the Alabama landscape.

The Fight

In his new book, Positive, Dr. Michael Saag shares his experiences as a leader in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

Introduction by Lindsey Lowe
Portrait by Art Meripol