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Out of the Wild

“Shadow has been here with us 11 years, ” center director Desiree Bishop, says about their gregarious crow, a North American bird species capable of human...

Restaurant Review: R Bistro & Pastry

Business is sweet in the small space along Fairhope Avenue that now houses R Bistro. The lovely, intimate little restaurant opened in March of 2011 and has...

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...

Bankhead v. Wallace

Tunnel to Towers Race through the tube for a good cause. When firefighter Stephen Siller finished his late shift for Squad 1, Park...

Broken But Not Forgotten

Alabama’s public education system was born at Barton Academy along Government Street in January of 1839. The Greek Revival building, which was first proposed in 1830,...

First Catch

What was your very first memory? Was it so vivid, so strong, that it had a lasting impact on your life? Two months before my fourth...

Swamp Writer: Dispatches from the Most Remote Area of Alabama

The air is still cool with the tailings of spring and the sky is deep blue. The river sparkles and flows deep and healthy in its channel through...

Roadside Attractions

On the road again, just can’t wait to get on the road again.” Me too, Willie! And this time, the road leads to Baldwin County,...

Mobile Spirits

Mobile has been many things to many people, but never a hotbed of temperance. In Colonial times, the home brew of choice was often a pale wine made from...

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