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Six holiday events to check out in Tuscaloosa

Six holiday events to check out in Tuscaloosa

December 8, 2017

With classes wrapping up, the peak of holiday season is almost here. Across town, several holiday events are on the calendar or already taking place to help residents get into the holiday spirit. Here’s...

Theatre Tuscaloosa opens A Christmas Carol today

Theatre Tuscaloosa opens ‘A Christmas Carol’ today

December 8, 2017

Coming back to a show is a new experience for Tina Turley. Never, as a director, has she put on the same show two years in a row, until now. Turley is the director of Theatre Tuscaloosa’s upcoming production...

Cooking Column: Slow cooker jambalaya

Cooking Column: Slow cooker jambalaya

December 8, 2017

I was cold this week. I was cold, and in need of some comfort food. Weeks like this, I always think back to my mom’s go-to comfort dish for cold nights - her jambalaya. Now, fair warning, this is not...

Cooking column: Meatball sliders for a quick, hearty dinner

December 1, 2017

I blame my sister for this column. Well, only a little bit. You see, we were eating Thanksgiving dinner at my grandmother’s with the family and she mentioned how she missed eating grandmother's homemade...

Five regional indie bookstores to search for your next read

Five regional indie bookstores to search for your next read

November 28, 2017

As great as ebooks are, holding a physical book in your hands has a certain charm, especially when that book was bought local. Across Tuscaloosa and Birmingham, there are a handful of independent bookstores...

Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra kicks off holiday season

Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra kicks off holiday season

November 20, 2017

By Serena Bailey | Staff Reporter The Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra will perform their annual chamber orchestra concert tonight at First Presbyterian Church on Greensboro Avenue. This year’s performance,...

Cooking Column: My familys mashed potatoes

Cooking Column: My family’s mashed potatoes

November 17, 2017

Thanksgiving is almost here which means it’s almost time for my family to bust out their best homecooked foods. My grandmother’s kitchen is rarely as busy as when Thanksgiving and Christmas roll around....

Margaret Atwood returns to Tuscaloosa

Margaret Atwood returns to Tuscaloosa

November 14, 2017

In 1985, Margaret Atwood was teaching at the University of Alabama as the Honorary Chair of the Masters of Fine Arts program. During her time here, she finished one of her most famous novels, "The Handmaid’s...

Cooking Column: Basic shrimp scampi

Cooking Column: Basic shrimp scampi

November 10, 2017

It’s my firm belief that there are certain dishes everyone should know how to make. I’m not talking about grilled cheese or scrambled eggs or anything like that – those are "Cooking 101: How to Not...

Gorgas Library hosts Standing Rock documentary screening

Gorgas Library hosts Standing Rock documentary screening

November 8, 2017

"Awake, A Dream from Standing Rock," will be screened tonight in Gorgas Library to celebrate Native American Heritage Month. The documentary chronicles the the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and their peaceful...

A display of students best choreography ensues with Dance Alabama!

A display of students’ best choreography ensues with ‘Dance Alabama!’

November 6, 2017

By Serena Bailey | Staff Reporter Even though McKenzie Sherman has worked with Dance Alabama! on and off since her freshman year, this week will mark her first time choreographing for the organization....

Cooking Column: Comfort soup and chicken

Cooking Column: Comfort soup and chicken

November 3, 2017

The recent shift in the weather has sent my allergies all in a tizzy. Ever since I woke up on Tuesday with a sore throat because of it, I knew only thing would help me out – a good bowl of soup.  Cream...

Five new TV shows worth watching

Five new TV shows worth watching

November 1, 2017

Television's fall calendar is pretty much in full swing, with most old shows back on the air and most new shows having already premiered. But with so many new shows this season, it can be hard to narrow...

Fall brings more students out to the farm

Fall brings more students out to the farm

October 24, 2017

As the weather turns colder and the leaves begin to change, local farms and farmers markets see their business increase in the month of October. This is the time of year they call “pumpkin season.” ...

Diwali celebration introduces students to the festival of lights

Diwali celebration introduces students to the festival of lights

October 23, 2017

By Serena Bailey | Staff Reporter Nisha Singh has been celebrating Diwali on campus since she was a little girl. Growing up, she would come and enjoy the lights, the food and perform with her mother, a...

Cooking Column: Warm and cozy banana bread

Cooking Column: Warm and cozy banana bread

October 20, 2017

I’ve worn pants every day this week and I’ve turned the heat on in my apartment twice, so I think fall, or what passes for fall in Alabama, might finally be here. I'm very excited, because that means...

Cooking Column: Easy one-bowl potato wedges

Cooking Column: Easy one-bowl potato wedges

October 13, 2017

Do you find yourself wanting a food you haven’t had in months?  I’m talking about a food that you almost forgot existed, but then for some reason find yourself craving. Because I found myself doing...

Student-run Instagram account celebrates women on campus

Student-run Instagram account celebrates women on campus

October 11, 2017

Only one woman on campus will be crowned Homecoming queen, but Maggie Holmes wants to help ensure that senior women across campus are recognized for their hard work, whether or not they were nominated...

Smores mug cakes to bridge summer and fall

S’mores mug cakes to bridge summer and fall

October 6, 2017

I’m conflicted. On one hand, it’s 85 degrees outside. On the other hand, it’s October. The logical side of me says it’s still time for shorts, sunglasses and cold iced drinks. Meanwhile, my heart...

Schoolyard Roots takes class out to the garden

Schoolyard Roots takes class out to the garden

October 5, 2017

By Serena Bailey | Staff Reporter  When Eric Courchesne moved from Austin, Texas to Tuscaloosa four years ago, he scoured the local non-profit scene to find the most compelling organization doing what...

Baristas compete for Monarch menus top spot

Baristas compete for Monarch menu’s top spot

October 2, 2017

By Serena Bailey | Staff Reporter The baristas at Monarch Espresso Bar went head-to-head, putting their original drink ideas to the test in the coffee shop’s second Barista Throwdown.  Around 50 customers...

Cooking Column: From biscuits to pizza bites

Cooking Column: From biscuits to pizza bites

September 29, 2017

I like making food that I have to shape with my hands. I find that it’s a calming experience.  Whether it's making meatballs or shaping dough, the repetitious movement gives me time to think through...

Rotten Tomatoes didnt ruin this summers box office, the movies did

Rotten Tomatoes didn’t ruin this summer’s box office, the movies did

September 28, 2017

Fewer Americans went to the movies this summer than any year in the since 1992.  The box office started off ahead of last year, but now it’s down 6 percent from where it was this time last year, according...

Socializing in Tuscaloosa doesnt have to be pricey: Ways to save

Socializing in Tuscaloosa doesn’t have to be pricey: Ways to save

September 25, 2017

College students have tight budgets and sometimes hanging out with friends can seem like an unaffordable luxury. While there’s rarely a completely free way to spend some time out of the library or dorm,...

Trail mix: the easiest snack ever

Trail mix: the easiest snack ever

September 22, 2017

My dad believes in three square meals a day. My mom believes in eating when you're hungry. As is usual in my life, I take after my mother. And when it's 10 p.m. and you're finally hungry, that's too late...

Theatre Tuscaloosa presents The 39 Steps

Theatre Tuscaloosa presents “The 39 Steps”

September 21, 2017

When Dylan Davis was in high school, he went and saw a friend of his perform in a production of “The 39 Steps.” While he watched his friend, he said, that wasn’t the main person he was focused on....

Cooking Column: Celebrate with homemade cookie cake

Cooking Column: Celebrate with homemade cookie cake

September 15, 2017

For many birthdays, when my mom would ask me what kind of cake I wanted, I would tell her I wanted a cookie cake. I’ve always had a thing for cookie cakes. It’s a little weird considering most large...

Red Hills Brewery brings Tuscaloosa a lighter beer

Red Hills Brewery brings Tuscaloosa a lighter beer

September 11, 2017

Joe Pilleteri used to make beer in his kitchen, until his wife banished his hobby to the garage. His passion for brewing beer kept growing as did his fascination with the science behind it. After a while,...

UA students to compete in Miss America Sunday night

UA students to compete in Miss America Sunday night

September 8, 2017

The 97th Miss America pageant will air live Sunday night at 8 p.m. on ABC. Two University of Alabama students will compete in the pageant. Jessica Procter, an interdisciplinary studies and psychology student...

Cooking Column: A new family recipe for pasta

Cooking Column: A new family recipe for pasta

September 8, 2017

A few years ago, my grandmother wanted to get all her children together for Christmas, as it's hard to get my mom’s brothers and sister all in the same place. There's five kids in total, scattered along...

Cooking Column: Rainy day cake balls

Cooking Column: Rainy day cake balls

September 1, 2017

By Serena Bailey  | Staff Writer Sometimes life doesn't go according to plan, in ways both big and small. For example, this column was originally supposed to be about cake mix doughnuts. I had everything...

Six snacks to keep in reach this semester

Six snacks to keep in reach this semester

August 28, 2017

By Serena Bailey | Staff Writer Long live snacking – that’s the motto many college students must live by. With busy schedules and projects constantly looming, it’s often easier to snack throughout...

Dancing Round the Rabbit Hole art exhibit opens tonight at Dinah Washington Center

“Dancing ‘Round the Rabbit Hole” art exhibit opens tonight at Dinah Washington Center

August 4, 2017

“Alice in Wonderland” was one of the many books Janet Mego’s mother read her when she was young. The original John Tenniel drawings in the novel stuck with her in her subconscious, she said, and...

Food Truck Fridays help strengthen Tuscaloosas food truck community

Food Truck Fridays help strengthen Tuscaloosa’s food truck community

July 25, 2017

Preparing for Food Truck Friday takes Laurie Hubbard anywhere from eight to twelve hours of baking. Her truck doesn’t have an oven, so all of her cookies, gingerbread, yeast rolls and other bakery confections...

Summer films to watch that arent major franchise flicks

Summer films to watch that aren’t major franchise flicks

July 17, 2017

It’s summertime, which means it’s blockbuster season. But even if you're not in the mood for another superhero flick, this summer has got something for you as well. Here are four new films this summer...

Dwight Yoakam to perform at Druid City Music Hall

Dwight Yoakam to perform at Druid City Music Hall

July 13, 2017

Country musician Dwight Yoakam will perform at Druid City Music Hall tonight at 8:30 p.m.  Yoakam, best known for songs like “Fast As You” and “Streets of Bakersfield” made his debut in 1986...

Theatre Tuscaloosa to present ‘Ragtime’ starting this week

July 12, 2017

Dylan Davis found out he would have to hang upside down over the stage while singing just a few weeks after he landed the role of Harry Houdini in Theatre Tuscaloosa’s production of “Ragtime.” ...

Where to chill when its hot outside

Where to chill when it’s hot outside

July 10, 2017

Some days it’s just too hot to stay outside for long, but if you still want to get out of the house and hang out with your friends, there are plenty of things to do here and in Birmingham. Here’s four...

Growing up with Harry Potter: a fans reflection on the series twenty year anniversary

Growing up with Harry Potter: a fan’s reflection on the series’ twenty year anniversary

July 6, 2017

It’s weird to think I’m just slightly older than Harry Potter. It’s always been there for me, a sort of omnipresent thing in the background of my life, but I didn’t realize I was only a year and...

Native traditions take center stage with Saturday in the Park

Native traditions take center stage with ‘Saturday in the Park’

July 3, 2017

As Greg Drowning Bear attaches the turkey feather to the rivercane stick, he tells a small group surrounding a table how he got the feather. It came from a turkey he hunted with the same kind of arrow...

Taylor Hicks to headline this years Celebration on the River

Taylor Hicks to headline this year’s ‘Celebration on the River’

July 3, 2017

Tuscaloosa will host it’s annual Fourth of July “Celebration on the River” on Tuesday starting at 6 p.m. at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater.  As in past years, the free event will kick off by opening...

Taylor Hicks to headline this years Celebration on the River

Taylor Hicks to headline this year’s ‘Celebration on the River’

July 3, 2017

Tuscaloosa will host it’s annual Fourth of July “Celebration on the River” on Tuesday starting at 6 p.m. at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater.  As in past years, the free event will kick off by opening...

Photography exhibit highlights a love of nature

Photography exhibit highlights a love of nature

June 30, 2017

When Lindsay Madison went out west in 2009, she took a disposable camera with her. She was “astounded,” she said by the beautiful sights she saw. But when she came back and starting sharing the photos...

The Rude Mechanicals to perform Macbeth

The Rude Mechanicals to perform Macbeth

June 28, 2017

It’s the end of the play, Macduff and Macbeth circle each other on stage, swords in hand ready to duel. Their swords clash, clash again and then they break apart. They raise their blades and collide...

Five places to go off-campus during Bama Bound

Five places to go off-campus during Bama Bound

June 26, 2017

During Bama Bound, incoming students hear about the history of the University and places on-campus that are popular amongst students. But there's plenty of places off-campus that students love that you...

Jemison-Van de Graaff Mansion houses lesser known Civil War-era stories

Jemison-Van de Graaff Mansion houses lesser known Civil War-era stories

June 23, 2017

During one of his early days working at the Jemison-Van de Graaff Mansion, Ian Crawford decided he was going to take advantage of the house’s circulation system. Built between 1859 and 1862, the mansion...

Weekend Band Scene June 22 - 24

Weekend Band Scene June 22 – 24

June 22, 2017

The rain might be coming down but that’s not stopping the music over the next few days in Tuscaloosa. Here’s your weekend band scene.   Them Dirty Roses at Rhythm and Brews - Southern rock band Them...

Career closet gives students access to professional attire

Career closet gives students access to professional attire

June 21, 2017

When Adora Hicks, a Career Advisor with the Career Center, first heard that the center would be building a closet of professional clothes for UA students, she thought it was a cool idea, but didn’t realize...

Books to read when you run out of things to do this summer

Books to read when you run out of things to do this summer

June 19, 2017

If you’re like me, then at this halfway point of the summer, you’re starting to run out of things to do. You’ve caught up on those TV episodes you missed because of school. You’ve cleaned your...

The Brass Tap brings craft beer to Midtown

The Brass Tap brings craft beer to Midtown

June 16, 2017

Wherever Tracy Sides travels, she goes to the local breweries. She attends festivals, looks for new beers when she’s grocery shopping and knows the process of how each of her favorite drinks is made....

UA students, local orgs find way to give fallen trees new life

UA students, local orgs find way to give fallen trees new life

June 14, 2017

William MacGavin has been woodworking since he was 11 years old. Over the years he's salvaged wood from Christmas trees left on the curb, trees downed in storms or trees cut down by a city to make didgeridoos...

Black Warrior Riverkeeper celebrates its 15th anniversary

Black Warrior Riverkeeper celebrates its 15th anniversary

June 12, 2017

Five years ago the Birmingham-based nonprofit Black Warrior Riverkeeper was celebrating its 10th anniversary on the Bama Belle when one of the boat’s engines broke. The boat would be out of commission...

T-Town Market brings convenience to downtown

T-Town Market brings convenience to downtown

June 9, 2017

Debbie Puckett gets to the market at 6:30 a.m. They don’t open until 7 but she makes sure everything’s set up and ready for the day. She leaves at 10 a.m., but in those three hours, she watches as...

Weekend Band Scene June 8-11

Weekend Band Scene June 8-11

June 8, 2017

After being cancelled last week due to bad weather, the skies look all clear for this Friday's Live at the Plaza show featuring The LaGoons. But that's not the only music in town in the upcoming days....

Photo exhibit captures end of steam train era

Photo exhibit captures end of steam train era

June 7, 2017

There are people waiting on a smoky platform, just a handful of them. There’s a train that’s pulled up and a conductor near one of the cabin doors. It’s a scene from a past time and place, 1964 in...

Summer concert rundown for Birmingham and Atlanta

Summer concert rundown for Birmingham and Atlanta

June 5, 2017

There are a few concerts coming to the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater this summer, but if you’re looking to broaden your music experience, more shows are coming to Atlanta and Birmingham. Here’s a rundown...

Bama Art House summer film series starts Tuesday

Bama Art House summer film series starts Tuesday

June 2, 2017

The Bama Theatre will begin its Bama Art House summer film series on Tuesday night at 7:30 p.m. The weekly event features independent dramas, comedies and documentaries. The first film in the series is...

Weekend Band Scene June 1-4

Weekend Band Scene June 1-4

June 1, 2017

It’s the first week of the summer term but that doesn’t mean you can’t still have some fun. Here’s a look at what artists are bringing their musical talents to Tuscaloosa this weekend. Handshake...

Kentuck Art Night connects artists to the community

Kentuck Art Night connects artists to the community

May 31, 2017

Once a month, Kentuck studio artist Lorrie Lane goes through her studio. She takes down some old paintings, puts up new ones and gets it ready for the crowd of people who are about to come by to meet her...

William Gorgas exhibit explores campus connections to WWI

William Gorgas exhibit explores campus connections to WWI

May 29, 2017

When Liam Adkison stood in the Gorgas House and saw people walking through the first exhibit he’d helped work on, it felt like watching a child take their first steps. “People are coming up to me to...

Cooking Column: Peanut butter icing-filled cupcakes

Cooking Column: Peanut butter icing-filled cupcakes

April 28, 2017

Before I get started with what might be the most sugar laden recipe I’ve done this semester, let me just say: eating healthy during high stress weeks is important. Eating foods that help you focus and...

Seniors reflect on undergrad, life after graduation

Seniors reflect on undergrad, life after graduation

April 27, 2017

It still doesn’t feel real for Alma Atassi. It probably won’t feel real, she said, until it actually happens – until she’s walking on stage, finally graduating after four years at The University...

Weekend Band Scene: April 21-23

Weekend Band Scene: April 21-23

April 21, 2017

A-Day might be this weekend but that’s not slowing down Tuscaloosa’s music scene. Check out what bands are playing in town this April weekend. The Jason Miller Band at Rhythm and Brews - On Friday,...

Cooking Column: Crispy pita chips recipe

Cooking Column: Crispy pita chips recipe

April 21, 2017

It’s been a busy week. With four papers and a project due, I’ve basically been permanently attached to my laptop since last Friday. Finding time to do anything other than work was a struggle. However,...

Screen directing class brings short films to life

Screen directing class brings short films to life

April 17, 2017

When Griffin Meyer first read the script for “The Itch,” he knew right away he wanted to direct it. The short film, a psychological thriller about a young man named Stokes who recounts a past ordeal...

Cooking Column: Easter treats

Cooking Column: Easter treats

April 14, 2017

It’s Easter this weekend which means I get to go home and eat a real nice dinner at my grandmother’s house, complete with ham, mashed potatoes and all the good Easter dinner things. Of course, that...

UA alum features local camp in new short film

UA alum features local camp in new short film

April 13, 2017

Brandon Sparks' journey to becoming a director began when he was young, sitting in the Bama Theatre watching a Tuscaloosa Children's Theatre production of “The Wizard of Oz.”Now, Sparks, a UA alumnus...

Where to eat Easter brunch in Tuscaloosa

Where to eat Easter brunch in Tuscaloosa

April 13, 2017

It’s almost Easter weekend, and you know what that means – deviled eggs, honeyed hams and braised asparagus will soon be the talk of the table. It’s time for brunch. If you’re not too keen in the...

Cooking Column: Watermelon apple popsicles for spring

Cooking Column: Watermelon apple popsicles for spring

April 7, 2017

As the days get hotter, I find myself drawn to lighter, cooler foods. The nights of craving warm, filling comfort foods like pasta and soup are waning and a want for sandwiches and smaller portions is...

Five artists to see at the Druid City Arts Festival

Five artists to see at the Druid City Arts Festival

April 7, 2017

Artists from across the South will set up in Government Plaza this Saturday for the Druid City Arts Festival. You'll find music, food, children's arts and crafts and over 80 artists and craftspeople with...

Druid City Arts Festival brings free entertainment this weekend

Druid City Arts Festival brings free entertainment this weekend

April 6, 2017

Judith Wheeler and her fellow Kentuck Clay Co-op members get to the Druid City Arts Festival early in the morning every year. They set up their tent, dividing the space evenly between themselves, and put...

Druid City Arts Festival brings free entertainment this weekend

Druid City Arts Festival brings free entertainment this weekend

April 6, 2017

Judith Wheeler and her fellow Kentuck Clay Co-op members get to the Druid City Arts Festival early in the morning every year. They set up their tent, dividing the space evenly between themselves, and put...

Druid City Arts Festival brings free entertainment this weekend

Druid City Arts Festival brings free entertainment this weekend

April 6, 2017

Judith Wheeler and her fellow Kentuck Clay Co-op members get to the Druid City Arts Festival early in the morning every year. They set up their tent, dividing the space evenly between themselves, and put...

Druid City Arts Festival brings free entertainment this weekend

Druid City Arts Festival brings free entertainment this weekend

April 6, 2017

Judith Wheeler and her fellow Kentuck Clay Co-op members get to the Druid City Arts Festival early in the morning every year. They set up their tent, dividing the space evenly between themselves, and put...

Druid City Arts Festival brings free entertainment this weekend

Druid City Arts Festival brings free entertainment this weekend

April 6, 2017

Judith Wheeler and her fellow Kentuck Clay Co-op members get to the Druid City Arts Festival early in the morning every year. They set up their tent, dividing the space evenly between themselves, and put...

Druid City Arts Festival brings free entertainment this weekend

Druid City Arts Festival brings free entertainment this weekend

April 6, 2017

Judith Wheeler and her fellow Kentuck Clay Co-op members get to the Druid City Arts Festival early in the morning every year. They set up their tent, dividing the space evenly between themselves, and put...

Punk music festival comes to Egan's this weekend

Punk music festival comes to Egan's this weekend

March 31, 2017

A normal weekend on the Strip entails Yellowhammers, cover bands and messy fries. This weekend, however, punk music will take over. Egan’s will host 14 punk bands from around the Southeast this Friday...

Cooking Column: Recipe for corn dog muffins

Cooking Column: Recipe for corn dog muffins

March 31, 2017

My mother taught me to bake a lot of things, but one thing she didn’t teach me how to make was cornbread. She showed me how to make cornbread with the box mix, but she always burned the bread. She always...

Women and Gender Resource Center highlights female filmmakers at annual event

Women and Gender Resource Center highlights female filmmakers at annual event

March 28, 2017

As the saying goes, "Who runs the world? Girls," and it's girls that are ruling a power-packed film festival tonight on campus. The Women and Gender Resource Center will showcase female filmmakers at...

Food Column: Knock off Starbucks passion tea with lemonade

Food Column: Knock off Starbucks passion tea with lemonade

March 24, 2017

I have a bit of a personal Starbucks curse. Now, I only go there every couple of weeks or so, and I always order the same thing. I’m a cautious person when it comes to trying new things. I get nervous...

Black Warrior Film Festival highlights student filmmakers

March 23, 2017

Abbie Armstrong isn’t going to look at the faces in the crowd. She’s not going to try and figure what they might be thinking. When her film premieres at the Black Warrior Film Festival this weekend,...

Nationally recognized artist on display at Sarah Moody Gallery

Nationally recognized artist on display at Sarah Moody Gallery

March 22, 2017

The Sarah Moody Gallery of Art is hosting an exhibit of work by artist Mel Kendrick called “Woodblocks.” The exhibit will be open until April 12 and is located in 103 Garland Hall.Mel Kendrick is an...

Cooking Column: Banana nut muffins, with a chocolate twist

Cooking Column: Banana nut muffins, with a chocolate twist

March 3, 2017

One of the first things I learned how to make by myself was banana nut muffins. My mom taught me how to make cookies and cupcakes, but we were never a big muffin household. So I started out learning to...

Animal Butter brings fast casual street food to Tuscaloosa

Animal Butter brings fast casual street food to Tuscaloosa

March 2, 2017

Whenever the contractors weren’t there working, the staff of Animal Butter was. Putting up fixtures, cleaning and making menu boards, all in preparation for their grand opening two weeks ago.“It was...

Cooking Column: Baked mozzarella sticks

Cooking Column: Baked mozzarella sticks

February 24, 2017

You know what I love? Snacks. Seriously, ask any of my friends, I never shut up about them. I especially love snacks that have that homemade flair. For one, making them makes me feel productive and healthy,...

Five films to watch before Oscars night (and how to watch them)

Five films to watch before Oscars night (and how to watch them)

February 21, 2017

We are five days away from this year’s Oscars ceremony. If you still haven’t figured out which films you want to brush up on so you can sound smart at your friend’s watch party, here’s five films...

Cooking Column: Chocolate peanut butter bars

Cooking Column: Chocolate peanut butter bars

February 17, 2017

You know those snacks from when you were younger that your mother never made, but some other adult did? For me, it was these peanut butter bars covered in chocolate that parents at my church used to make...

Messy Fries: the cheese, the fry, the tradition

Messy Fries: the cheese, the fry, the tradition

February 16, 2017

It’s midnight, and you’ve got a 
hankering for something smothered in cheese and ranch dressing; you know just where to go.It’s just a little shack with some picnic tables, but Quick Grill has...

College of Human and Environmental Sciences promotes the University's interesting tartan pattern

College of Human and Environmental Sciences promotes the University's interesting tartan pattern

February 13, 2017

In Celtic culture, a tartan is a fabric designed to represent a specific family, symbolizing their history and what’s important to them. It’s something people usually associate with kilts. This week,...

Comic artists help local shop celebrate Halloween

Comic artists help local shop celebrate Halloween

November 2, 2016

Batmans, Harley Quinns and Riddlers all stopped by Sho’nuff Comics on 15th Street Saturday to celebrate Halloween, snag some free comics and see the work of local artists.“It's not as big as free comic...

Five not-so-scary Halloween classics to watch this fall

Five not-so-scary Halloween classics to watch this fall

October 27, 2016

Halloween is the time of year for ghosts and ghouls and things that go bump in the night. But if you’re like me and scary things are a big fat no, then finding ways to celebrate the holiday can be a...

UA sororities help parents and kids celebrate Halloween

UA sororities help parents and kids celebrate Halloween

October 25, 2016

Parents and children flooded Sorority Row last night to celebrate Halloween a little early. As the sun went down behind Bryant Denny, little superheroes and monsters went from house to house, waiting in...

Cooking Column: Overnight oatmeal makes your morning routine easy

Cooking Column: Overnight oatmeal makes your morning routine easy

October 21, 2016

If there’s one thing my roommate and I love to do in the morning, it’s to sleep as long as possible. We have our routines down to a science, and we know exactly how long it takes to get ready. But...

Food Column: Edelweiss is a slice of Germany in Tuscaloosa

Food Column: Edelweiss is a slice of Germany in Tuscaloosa

October 18, 2016

It’s quiet in Edelweiss German Bakery and Cafe. It’s 8 a.m. and my roommate and I are the only two customers there.We order our muffins, and my roommate orders a mocha latte, then we grab a seat on...

Professors and students show off creative work at poetry readings

Professors and students show off creative work at poetry readings

October 15, 2016

When Lamar Wilson did his first reading on campus as a new professor at The University of Alabama last month, he chose to recite one of his poems that he doesn’t normally read aloud. He’d picked the...

Recipe Column: Homemade cheeseburger macaroni

Recipe Column: Homemade cheeseburger macaroni

October 15, 2016

You want to know one of my food guilty pleasures? It’s Hamburger Helper. I know, I run a recipe column. I should probably have better taste than that. And in a way, I do. You see, it’s not the stuff...

New America the Beautiful exhibit recounts cross-country road trip

New “America the Beautiful” exhibit recounts cross-country road trip

October 14, 2016

Traveling through Joshua Tree National Park, Ines Schaefer wanted to take some pictures of the trees. Along with her husband and sons, Schaefer has traveled along the coasts and the Great Lakes stopping...

Pumped for pumpkins: Four locations to pick out pumpkins

Pumped for pumpkins: Four locations to pick out pumpkins

October 13, 2016

The weather’s cooling down, the leaves are changing and Halloween gets closer every day. That means it’s time to pick a pumpkin. You could go to the store and get one out of a giant cardboard box,...

Cooking column: A simple yet satisfying homemade meatball recipe

Cooking column: A simple yet satisfying homemade meatball recipe

October 7, 2016

The signature dish of my grandmother (Mommom to me and my siblings) is her meatballs. I grew up with these things; I don't remember a time where I didn't know the taste of them. They’re a staple of Sunday...

Birmingham Band Scene: Korn and Breaking Benjamin to play Oak Mountain Ampitheatre

Birmingham Band Scene: Korn and Breaking Benjamin to play Oak Mountain Ampitheatre

October 7, 2016

Headed to Birmingham for the weekend? The Summer Set, Korn and Kandace Springs will all play upcoming shows in the Magic City.The Summer Set at Workplay Theatre: The Summer Set brings their punk rock sound...

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