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    BALLET OF ANGELS AND SUMMER BREEZE // CONNECTICUT WHITES As someone who had the opportunity to help pick grapes for Sharpe Hill Vineyard, I can tell you a lot of care goes into how they make their wine. The Sharpe Hill Vineyard Ballet of Angels wine is reflective of that care. Sharpe Hill Vineyard Ballet […]

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    PIZZA 120 // THE NEXT BIG CHAIN? // D.I.Y. PIZZA QUICKLY Contrary to the popular slogan, beef is not for dinner. Pizza—it’s what’s for dinner. The USDA reports that 1 in 8 Americans consume pizza on any given day and adults consume their slices at dinner. Yes, we love pizza and why not? It’s affordable. […]

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  • BOULEVARD POP-UP SESSION IPA // WORTH A TRY

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    BOULEVARD POP-UP SESSION IPA // WORTH A TRY I’m very particular when it comes to an IPA. I have a lot that I really hate and a very select few that I absolutely love; and then there’s the middle ground. The middle ground is usually where I place beers I’ve had and said “ehh this […]

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  • PAINFUL THOUGHTS OF BUGS BUNNY // AND OTHER SMART REMARKERS

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    RED CLAY DIARY PAINFUL THOUGHTS OF BUGS BUNNY // AND OTHER SMART REMARKERS Pain is what you don’t expect. Surprise! Surprise can be painful; pain is always surprising. Pain is what you anticipate and anticipate and anticipate. Didn’t Billy Shakespeare say, “Cowards die many times before their deaths. The valiant never taste of death but […]

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  • THE IMPORTANCE OF NOT READING BEING SO COOL

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    THE IMPORTANCE OF NOT READING BEING SO COOL “So, what are you reading these days?” I ask a ten-year-old customer at the shop. He is accompanied by an avid-reader sister and parents who are enjoying digging through tons of books. “Uh, I don’t read,” he proudly announces, working hard to look cool and macho at […]

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    FAMED AMERICAN STRING QUARTET TO PERFORM IN TUSCALOOSA The internationally acclaimed American String Quartet will perform Sunday, September 21, 3:30 PM in the Moody Concert Hall located on the University of Alabama’s School of Music, Tuscaloosa campus. This will be the first concert in the String Quartet Society of Tuscaloosa’s 2014-2015 season. The American String […]

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    By Judah Martin David Ivie hunched over a brick ledge outside of the Bama Theatre. His nostrils flared as he gulped in the thick aroma of boiling crab legs drifting from the Steamer’s Catering truck parked a few feet away. He had about a good hour and a half to kill before he would pick […]

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    By Judah Martin She sings loud, from her gut. Her face twists in a contorted rage and her arms flail wildly toward the audience. Like the gospel singer in James Baldwin’s classic novel “Go Tell it on the Mountain,” Shawna P convulses with the rhythm, as if her body is unable to contain the spirit that […]