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  • Catena Malbec comes from the Catena Zapata Family Vineyards in Mendoza, Argentina.

    Catena Malbec comes from the Catena Zapata Family Vineyards in Mendoza, Argentina. According to the bottle, the family has grown vines for over four generations in the foothills of the Andes Mountains. And for a couple other Argentinian Malbecs I’ve reviewed, check out my review of Alamos Malbec (also sourced from the Andes Mountains). And […]

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  • Funky Buddha Brewery// Sweet Potato Casserole Strong Ale

    Funky Buddha Brewery// Sweet Potato Casserole Strong Ale 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 […]

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  • Edelweiss // Experience Germany in Tuscaloosa

    Edelweiss // Experience Germany in Tuscaloosa It’s no secret that there’s a strong German presence and influence in Tuscaloosa. With many employed and associated with the Mercedes Benz U.S. International in Vance, Tuscaloosa’s German families have grown in numbers over the past few years. Luckily for those with European taste buds, and a love for […]

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  • AUGUST // OSAGE COUNTY PLAYING AT UA THEATRE AND DANCE

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    AUGUST // OSAGE COUNTY PLAYING AT UA THEATRE AND DANCE Before heading home for Thanksgiving break, the University of Alabama’s Dance and Theatre department is taking you on a quick detour to Oklahoma. There you’ll spend three acts with the Westons and Fordhams in “August: Osage County.” Stacy Alley, interim director of musical theatre, makes […]

  • Only the brave // Based on a True Story

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    Only the brave // Based on a true Story A top-notch, true-life, tale of tragedy, “Only the Brave”, starring Josh Brolin, Jeff Bridges, Miles Teller, Taylor Kitsch, and Jennifer Connelly, salutes an elite team of ill-fated firefighters immortalized as ‘the Granite Mountain Hotshots’ who died in the line of duty battling the disastrous 2013 Yarnell […]

  • American Literary Realism and Graphic Illustration, 1880-1905 by Adam Sonstegard

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    American Literary Realism and Graphic Illustration, 1880-1905 by Adam Sonstegard About the book Artistic Liberties is a landmark study of the illustrations that originally accompanied now-classic works of American literary realism and the ways editors, authors, and illustrators vied for authority over the publications. Though today, we commonly read major works of nineteenth-century American literature […]

  • AMERICAN ASSASSIN // It Takes one to Kill One

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    AMERICAN ASSASSIN // It Takes one to Kill One You’d think with gifted writers like Stephen Schiff, who wrote “True Crime” and “Lolita,” Michael Finch who penned “Hitman: Agent 47” and “The November Man,” and Edward Zwick & Marshall Herskovitz who teamed up for “Defiance” and “The Last Samurai,” that “American Assassin,”  with “Maze Runner” […]

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  • OH WONDER// IRON CITY

    Josephine Vander Gucht, the female half of Alt-Pop duo Oh Wonder, has a theory: if the crowd brings the energy, they must double it. Vander Gucht and Anthony West tested said theory at Iron City, the Birmingham stop of their World Tour. The international trek, which is in support of their sophomore album Ultralife, marked […]

  • FOO FIGHTERS // BJCC

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    FOO FIGHTERS // BJCC On Thursday, Oct. 26th, the Foo Fighters made their long-awaited return to Birmingham, Alabama. After canceling three shows earlier in the week, the band was back in full swing ready to impress attendees at the BJCC Arena. Opening the show was Derbyshire, England-based band The Struts. Their style can best be […]

  • Susto// “& I’m Fine Today”

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    Susto// “& I’m Fine Today” Susto’s backstory is as unique as its name. It begins with frontman Justin Osborne becoming fed up with music at the age of 26, moving to Havana to study anthropology, getting married and divorced months later, attending a couple of ancient Latin American rituals, and entertaining aspirations of working for […]

  • Book Review//Beautiful Politics of Music//Trova in Yucatán, Mexico by Gabriela Vargas-Cetina

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    Book Review//Beautiful Politics of Music//Trova in Yucatán, Mexico by Gabriela Vargas-Cetina About the book An exploration into the history and practice of trova, a genre of music that is the soul of Yucatán. Yucatecan trova is a music genre comprising a type of romantic song that is considered “the soul of Yucatán and Yucatecans.” The […]