Gigi Douban appears in the following:
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
In the South, unions have faced an especially tough battle. Still, organizers keep trying. United Auto Workers is trying to win a vote by workers at a factory in Piedmont, Ala., on Wednesday.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
There are taquerias, barbecue joints and gastropubs. To any food-loving road traveler, these places were always around, especially if you happened to chat up the locals and find one of these hidden gems. But increasingly the eateries are popping up at gas stations and convenience stores, where the food was, let's just say, less than stellar. Now, they're a destination in and of themselves.
Wednesday, August 07, 2013
The idea of raising backyard chickens has become very popular. But people who follow through on the idea don't always know what they are getting into. So a few companies are letting would-be chicken farmers try out the experience — for a fee.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Several high schools had to cancel their proms in 1963, during a time of tumultuous civil rights protests across the South, and in Birmingham, Ala., particularly. Fifty years later, some of those African-American students finally got the chance to dance the night away. Gigi Douban reports.
Friday, April 08, 2011
The Siege at Bridgeport, a strategic site in Alabama, took place in 1862 — and again this year. Civil War re-enactors spend time and money reliving battles that were decided 150 years ago. They’ll tell you that if you just give it one weekend, you’ll be hooked, too. But one Confederate officer...
Slideshow: Siege at Bridgeport, 2011
Friday, March 04, 2011
Love gets messy when a super-fan tries to date Lady Gaga. An American in Cairo explains the role culture has played in the revolution. Kurt Andersen talks with David Lindsay-Abaire about his new Broadway play, "Good People." And the comedian Patton Oswalt breaks down the universe to its three essential ...
Friday, March 04, 2011
Alabama artist Thornton Dial was making metal sculpture and yard art for decades before he was discovered by a prominent collector at age sixty. Today he's 82 and the Indianapolis Museum of Art is exhibiting a survey of his art called, "Hard Truths."