Birmingham (Ala)

Nonfiction: Moving Alabama Into the Modern Age

Doug Jones’s “Bending Toward Justice” is about his role in the famous 1963 church-bombing case and his experience running for senator in 2017.

A Good Year for Younger Artists, Immigrant Citizens and Outrage

Museums are tightening borders, too. Where are the big shows of art from Africa, Asia, South America? The United States and Europe dominate.

President Obama Designates First National Monument Dedicated to Reconstruction

The monument, in the Beaufort, S.C., area, is a cluster of sites dedicated to emancipated slaves’ achievements during Reconstruction.