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Tag: September 2012

Ask McGehee: Didn’t Mobile once have two different daily newspapers?

In the late 1920s, Mobile had only one newspaper, which published a morning and weekly afternoon edition. Mississippi-born Frederick Ingate Thompson owned The Mobile Register, ...

The Joy of Painting

Pablo Picasso once said, “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” Paula Kiszla hopes that the...

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...

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...

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