Roy Hoffman and ‘The Promise of the Pelican’
The Mobile native discusses his new novel, set in Fairhope, the diverse cultures of the South and the “myriad impressions” that go into his creative process writing fiction.
A History of Mobile in 22 Objects: John LeFlore’s Typewriter
This month’s artifact from the History Museum of Mobile — the typewriter of civil rights activist John LeFlore — is the symbol of a quiet revolution.
Shhh, This Is a Listening Room
An atypical Downtown venue gives artists and audiences an opportunity to connect through music in an attentive way.
Book Excerpt: “A Hard Rain” by Frye Gaillard
In just seconds, the death of Robert Kennedy extinguishes the hope of a nation.
That Ole Sanctuary in the Swamp
War!” said the African. “We didn’t come here looking for war. We came here to find freedom and peace.” “Guess we all did, ” said John...
If Walls Could Talk
Just walking past it on the Point Clear boardwalk, you suspect, somehow, that there must be stories. The Bestor House, as people have known it...
Something in the Mud
Will Kimbrough’s love affair with music began in a fairly conventional way – violin lessons in the fourth grade, piano in the fifth and sixth. But everything...
I first heard Kathryn Scheldt in a little oak-shaded chapel in Mobile. The late autumn sun slanted through the windows, as she sang of hope and mercy and...