Thursday, July 31, 2014

Sunday, July 20, 2014

The Pageant King of Alabama - NYTimes.com

New York Times on Andalusia lawyer who's become the a top beauty pageant consultant.



The Pageant King of Alabama - NYTimes.com: For this, he charges $125 an hour. And hundreds of aspiring beauty queens pay up. They call, text, Skype, even drive to his home in Andalusia, Ala., because Alverson is one of the most successful beauty-pageant coaches in America today.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Steel Magnolia -- National Geographic Traveler

National Geographic Traveler stops in Birmingham:





Steel Magnolia -- National Geographic Traveler: I’ve found a modern city that has retained its pace and charm, one with many of the accoutrements and attitudes of the New South but without the shiny facelessness common to too many cities around the region. You can do a billion-dollar banking deal in Birmingham. But you can also still eat at Niki’s.

Tuxedo Junctions and other famous places - al.com

Read this Wayne Flynt piece on the contributions of Alabamians to the jazz and the blues music Tuxedo Junctions and other famous places - ...