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Regional talent in new ACAC show

Regional talent in new ACAC show

There’s something slippery going on at 301 Conti Street. A new exhibition, “Temper and Conduct,” at Alabama Contemporary Art Center (ACAC) tries to peer into the collective unconscious and get its hands around the sinuous. Think “legless reptiles” and “banners on...

“Live As If …” a sweet memorial

By Michael Thomason Frye Gaillard, “Live As If … A Teacher’s Love Story” (Negative Capability Press, Mobile, AL, 2020) ISBN 978-1-7345902-0-3, Cloth, $21.99.   The year 2020 was the worst for this country, including the Gulf Coast, since 1932. No one was sorry to...

Sending out an S.O.S.

It’s spring break, y’all! Let’s do some Jell-O shots and make bad decisions. Yes, I know we are old and sitting at our desks at work. But isn’t doing a Jell-O shot at work a bad decision? Yes! Two birds with one stone, and now we feel like we are 22 again. But we may...

Special news series and investigations


Lagniappe's series of articles examining Alabama Power's plans to comply with federal coal ash regulations and how it compares with other states. We have attempted to look at this issue from every angle and to understand why the state in general and Alabama Power's Plant Barry in Mobile County in particular are outliers when it comes to the handling of coal ash.


A series of stories examining Baldwin County Sewer Service, Alabama's largest private sewer utility, and its ties to local development, government and community interests.

Birdie Mae Davis

After 34 years of litigation and a hearing in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, Mobile's desegregation plan shows mixed results.