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August 25 - 29, 2014

This week's entertaining articles, weird news and funny finds from the Web. Enjoy!

The Mashup

August 29 - 31, 2014

A weekend rundown of when and where you can see your favorite musical acts perform in Mobile and Baldwin counties.

in the shop

Bay Appetit

A compilation of more than 150 of the most popular and time-honored recipes from the past 40 years of Mobile Bay Magazine. $24.95

Battle of Mobile Bay Map Print

Published in 1864, this map depicts the movements of Rear Admiral David Farragut in the Battle of Mobile Bay. $24.95

The Homes of Spring Hill

Judy Marston's stunning coffee table book showcases the beautiful architecture and stunning landscapes of the Spring Hill community. $24.95

Archive »Food + Drink

Hot List: 7 Meals in 7 Ingredients (or Less!)

Hot List: 7 Meals in 7 Ingredients (or Less!)

These easy recipes featuring just 7 ingredients or less are perfect for hungry kids and busy weeknights.

Just Wing It

Just Wing It

Hot, mild, teriyaki, naked…peanut butter? However you take them, these wings are sure to fly right off the plate.

Archive »Home + Garden

Natural Selections: Pseudemys Alabamensis

Natural Selections: Pseudemys Alabamensis

Red-bellied Turtle

Peas Be With You

Peas Be With You

One of our most time-honored communal rituals, shellin’ peas, was once widely regarded a restorative pastime, with the promised bonus of a delicious, fresh, dinner side dish.

Archive »Art

All Along the Waterfront

All Along the Waterfront

Drawing inspiration from her seaside home, artist Claudia Hodges manipulates mangled driftwood into a bounty of enchanting sculptures.

Big Fish

Big Fish

Fairhope resident Kevin Olmstead combines creativity and raw talent to create one-of-a-kind art pieces made from driftwood, tin and oyster shells.

Archive »Style

Resale Revival

Resale Revival

Seasoned local fashionistas know the secret to cultivating effortlessly cool, one-of-a-kind style on a budget: the Bay area’s phenomenal consignment stores. Shoppers are sure to dig up plenty of designer finds that’ll spruce up any summer wardrobe.

The Great Escape

The Great Escape

Vacation is a state of mind. This season, grab glamorous yet bohemian resort wear to rejuvenate your usual wardrobe. The summer’s hottest trends – flowy tops, cascading maxi dresses, vibrant prints and Gulf hues – channel luxurious, tropical locales.

Archive »Gumbo

Rain Supreme

Rain Supreme

Port City showers speckle the days and mark the seasons, each drop a reminder of our town’s ever-burgeoning vitality.

Opposites Attack

Opposites Attack

We asked both an Alabama fan and an Auburn fan to give us a totally reasonable, completely unbiased opinion on the state of their respective rivals.

Archive »Around Town

Top 10 Things to Do in September

Top 10 Things to Do in September

Mark your calendars for this month's local events you won't want to miss.

Turning Over a New Reef

Turning Over a New Reef

Delve into the abyss and explore our incredible artificial reefs, as well as their impacts on the Gulf’s ecosystem.

Archive »History

Ask McGehee

Ask McGehee

My grandfather used to talk about fishing around “ghost ships” in the Tensaw River north of Mobile. What was their story?

A Kid's Best Friend

A Kid's Best Friend

How an old mutt named Joe helped a young man grow up

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