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  • LINDEMANS BIN 50 SHIRAZ, AND EL BOMBERO RED // FLAVORFUL

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    LINDEMANS BIN 50 SHIRAZ, AND EL BOMBERO RED // FLAVORFUL Lindemans Bin 50 Shiraz is part of the Bin Series from Lindemans South Eastern Australia vineyards. Lindemans was started by Henry Lindeman. He planted the first Shiraz vines in 1843 and after some serious setbacks, finally began exporting wine in 1858. Since 1976, the chief […]

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  • COCO’S IN NASHVILLE // LIFE-CHANGING BITE

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    COCO’S IN NASHVILLE // LIFE-CHANGING BITE Planet Weekly has been producing local restaurant reviews for many years. So in a way, this is a history-setting precedent because it’s the first restaurant review outside of Tuscaloosa County in 14 years. It has nothing to do with running out of Tuscaloosa and Northport restaurants to write about, […]

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  • UNTAPPED // ALABAMA BREWFEST REVIEW

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    UNTAPPED // ALABAMA BREWFEST REVIEW By the end of another sun-warmed September, the 80-degree weather and inevitable pumpkin spice craze has set in for Tuscaloosa after a long summer. It’s time to get out the crimson sweaters and some locally brewed apple cider—along with a hefty, much-anticipated selection of foam frosted Autumn beer. One of […]

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  • SOUTHERN EXPOSURE // OUR LANDSCAPE ON FILM

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    SOUTHERN EXPOSURE // OUR LANDSCAPE ON FILM A young girl squeals at a toad hopping up her arm. Another cups her hands for a long, black millipede squirming around. This exploration of Alabama wildlife is captured on film by Johanna Obenda, a University of Alabama student and fellow of the Southern Environmental Law Center. This […]

  • 2014 // A HALLOWEEN HORROR STORY

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    2014 // A HALLOWEEN HORROR STORY Beware of Martians and Terrorists Bearing Gifts. Winning at any cost is not something we humans get to do very often. To win at any cost usually translates into some suicidal act. That’s why the battle cry “Victory at any cost!” is likely to be mere bluster, more empty […]

  • “THE EQUALIZER” // MEMORABLE ACTION AND THE CHARISMA OF DENZEL

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    “THE EQUALIZER” // MEMORABLE ACTION AND THE CHARISMA OF DENZEL Although he neither dons a mask nor fires silver bullets, Denzel Washington does virtually everything else that The Lone Ranger would in the Columbia Pictures’ big-screen adaptation of the vintage television crime series “The Equalizer.” For the record, CBS-TV aired 88 episodes of “The Equalizer” […]

  • THREE GOOD ONES // “GOTHAM,” “HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER,” “FOREVER”

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    THREE GOOD ONES // “GOTHAM,” “HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER,” “FOREVER” Pilot episodes of television shows are often hit or miss; either the show will grab the attention of the viewer immediately and keep it, or the show will be just a passing thought as they change the channel. This fall, however, television has […]

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  • THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME // WHO SHOULD BE IN IT?

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    THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME // WHO SHOULD BE IN IT? In 1986, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, inducted its first members. Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, James Brown and Chuck Berry were among the first class of inductees. Today, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has hundreds […]

  • ROAD TRIP // OCT. 2 – OCT. 16

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    ROAD TRIP // OCT. 2 – OCT. 16 THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2 BIRMINGHAM Broken Bells, Iron City Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Alys Stephens Center MONTGOMERY Luke Bryan, Ingram Farms HUNTSVILLE Hall and Oates, Von Braun Concert Hall NASHVILLE St Lucia, Mercy Lounge/Cannery Ballroom NEW ORLEANS Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, House of Blues FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3 HUNTSVILLE The […]

  • ROAD TRIP // SEPTEMBER 18 – OCTOBER 2

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    ROAD TRIP // SEPTEMBER 18 – OCTOBER 2   THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 BIRMINGHAM The Wood Brothers, WorkPlay Theatre MONTGOMERY Dale Watson, The Sanctuary B.B. Palmer and Kudzu, Cigar and Fine Spirits Bar NEW ORLEANS Bun B, Howlin’ Wolf FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 BIRMINGHAM Mike Epps, BJCC Twenty One Pilots, Iron City The New Orleans Suspects with […]

  • LOCAL MUSIC // SEPTEMBER 18 – OCTOBER 2

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    LOCAL MUSIC // SEPTEMBER 18 – OCTOBER 2 THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 18 Casey Thrasher, Rhythm & Brews Couches / Three Crown Imps, Green Bar FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 Velcro Pygmies, Rhythm & Brews Sean Rivers, Rounders Gravy, Green Bar SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 The Steels, Green Bar Sean Rivers / The Devines, Rounders Glen Templeton / Desperate Measures, […]