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  • Ravenswood Old Vine Zinfandel Napa Valley

    Ravenswood Old Vine Zinfandel Napa Valley Ravenswood Old Vine Zinfandel Napa Valley comes from the Ravenswood winery in Geyserville, California, USA. Fruit for this wine was sourced from several Napa Valley vineyards including Hendry, Perez, Luvisi, Balyeat, Dickerson and Chaix. This wine is actually a blend of 86% Zinfandel and 14% Petite Sirah. In 2017 […]

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  • Funky Buddha Brewery// Blueberry Cobbler

    Funky Buddha Brewery// Blueberry Cobbler Flavored beers can be fun and a change of pace for someone who is constantly drinking the same thing. There’s nothing wrong with a beer that has some sort of fruit flavoring added to it, but some people will argue that it’s too “feminine” or just not good, but I […]

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  • Urban Cookhouse//Buy Local Eat Urban

    Urban Cookhouse//Buy Local Eat Urban I will go ahead and admit that I am one of the many folks in Tuscaloosa in denial that another fall academic season is upon us. Sure that means football , barbecue, and all things pumpkin; however, I still long for the long summer days, trips to the beach, and […]

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  • 9 Things to Do at The University of Alabama that aren’t Football

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    9 Things to Do at The University of Alabama that aren’t Football Despite attending the Capstone for two years, I can honestly say that I attended maybe a handful of Football games and that was only because someone gave me free tickets. Unlike many of my former classmates, sports never interested me. Instead, I put […]

  • Dunkirk //A Fair War Movie

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    Dunkirk //A Fair War Movie Traditional armchair generals should know Christopher Nolan’s World War II epic “Dunkirk” has little to do with the battle of Dunkirk. You won’t see German Panzer Corps careening through Belgium and plowing into France. In fact, the only Germans in “Dunkirk” are either flying aircraft (so cannot see them) or […]

  • Getting Out of the Mud

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    Getting Out of the Mud The Alabama Good Roads Movement and Highway Administration, 1898–1928 Martin T. Olliff, Foreword by David O. Whitten   Martin T. Olliff recounts the history of the Good Roads Movement that arose in progressive-era Alabama, how it used the power of the state to achieve its objectives of improving market roads […]

  • Transformers // The Last Knight

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    Transformers // The Last Knight “Armageddon” director Michael Bay’s extravagant, but preposterous, sci-fi, fantasy yarn “Transformers: The Last Knight” constitutes the fifth entry in the Hasbro action figures inspired film franchise.  Although this fourth sequel boasts little of the spontaneity of Bay’s first “Transformers,” this PG-13 rated installment tries to set itself apart from earlier […]

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  • Lydia Loveless // “Real”

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    Lydia Loveless // “Real” After a year on the road in support of her 2016 breakthrough album “Real,” Lydia Loveless had to take stock of her life outside the tour bubble of the van, venues, shows and motels. “As a musician, you’re touring all the time and not always paying attention to what’s going on […]

  • Chris Young// I’m Comin’ Over

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    Chris Young// I’m Comin’ Over Chris Young is low key enough that if one hadn’t paid attention to the country singles chart or a couple of significant creative developments in Young’s approach to making his current album, “I’m Comin’ Over,” one might think everything was just business as usual for the country artist.   The […]

  • Matchbox Twenty // A Brief History of Everything

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    Matchbox Twenty // A Brief History of Everything Matchbox Twenty is doing its first U.S. tour in four years this summer, but fans shouldn’t expect this outing to immediately be followed by a new studio album or another extended round of shows next year.   Instead, three of the four band members – singer/guitarist Rob […]

  • Foreigner // “40” & A Foreigner’s Tale

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    Foreigner // “40” & A Foreigner’s Tale For veteran rock band Foreigner and guitarist Mick Jones – the group’s founder and last remaining original member – 2017 carries more significance than some years.   It’s the 40th anniversary of the popular group, and the occasion is being celebrated, not only with a summer tour of […]