What Even is a Coozie?

Koozies are of the innocuous yet important symbols of the drinking sport. It’s one of those inventions that sits there in the background of humanity, but isn’t really questioned. But where did the Coozie come from?  What even is a Coozie? The Kozy started out in the late 1970’s, in Australia.  Here it was known […]

The Birmingham Pledge turns 15

It has been 15 years since a Birmingham attorney named James E. Rotch authored the Birmingham Pledge and offered it to the attendees of a Martin Luther King, Jr. Unity Breakfast in Birmingham. His personal statement of commitment to end prejudice has now been signed by more than 115,000 people, including Desmond Tutu and Bill […]

War On Dumb

On the surface, it’s one of those stories too juicy to ignore. Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford wants to build fountains. And not just those penny-ante faux wishing wells they used to have in all the malls. Mayor Langford wants to build serious fountains, enormous fountains of class and distinction. Mayor Langford wants the kinds of […]