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Spotlight on Mike Hutchison

Along the banks of Mobile Bay, on the pristine lawn of The Grand Hotel, a historic cannon erupts at 3:45 p.m. and smoke smudges the blue...

Art Imitates the Arts

text and photos by Adrian Hoff

Storytelling

In the South we tell stories. The ones that we find most compelling, those that as children we begged to hear again and again, are universal...

The Showstoppers

Wild West Opera: “La Fanciulla Del West” Mobile Opera Beginning this season, Mobile Opera is offering what few companies have ever presented to their patrons –...

Bonjour, Mobile!

In the summer of 1977, Brigitte Devroute, a native of France, visited Mobile and met a young local, David McDonald. The following year he...

Our Catholic Forebearers

Catholics, perhaps more than any other local group, have a history and existence that is tightly woven together with that of the Bay area. Their story...

Swamp Writer: Kitchen Music

“I don’t know how someone can like the Delta so much, ” my wife says to me one day as I load my Stauter with gear. “I...

The Liberation of Fashion

As baby boomers grew into teenagers, they sought ways to distinguish themselves from their parents. While the classic looks of the 1950s were still popular during the early ’60s,...

Houses of Fun

As a child, the closest I got to owning a playhouse was the green storage shed in my family’s wooded backyard. It housed enough snakes, in...

Spotlight on David Morris

David Morris, 32, is no stranger to the gridiron. As a former second-string QB for Ole Miss (1998 - 2002), Morris traveled with starter and...

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