Gigi Douban

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At Southern Factory, Workers Try Again To Unionize

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.


Some Gas Stations Find New Business As Food Destinations

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.


Want To Be A Chicken Farmer? Try It Before You Commit

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.


Turmoil Of '63 Shut Down Proms; Former Students Dance Again

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.


Weekend Warriors: Re-enacting the Civil War

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

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Patton Oswalt & The Ballad of Lady Gaga

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 ...


Thornton Dial Is Not an Outsider Artist

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."

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