Serving the campus of the University of Alabama since 1894

The Crimson White

Serving the campus of the University of Alabama since 1894

The Crimson White

Serving the campus of the University of Alabama since 1894

The Crimson White

All content by Caroline Giddis

Hidden Gems of Tuscaloosa: Queen City Cycles

April 19, 2016

Everyone remembers the first time they rode a bike. Maybe some remember the training wheels, others are scarred by the knee scrapes, but almost everyone remembers that first sense of freedom that a bike...

Hidden Gems of Tuscaloosa: Food, fun and events at the Tuscaloosa River Market

Hidden Gems of Tuscaloosa: Food, fun and events at the Tuscaloosa River Market

April 11, 2016

In 2012, Mayor Walter Maddox and the Tuscaloosa City Council approved the Tuscaloosa River Market as a place for farmers to sell their products and harvests. Little did they know the space would grow to...

Kentuck's Art Night brings art, music and food to Northport

Kentuck's Art Night brings art, music and food to Northport

April 6, 2016

Every first Thursday of the month, the streets of historic downtown Northport come alive with the Kentuck Art Center’s “Art Night”. This week’s event will feature the Crossroads Arts Alliance,...

Hidden Gems of Tuscaloosa: Cool down with Summer Snow

Hidden Gems of Tuscaloosa: Cool down with Summer Snow

April 4, 2016

Around March each year something happens to the people of Tuscaloosa. The weather gets warmer, the days get longer and people get happier. Suddenly a craving rises up, one that’s been suppressed all...

Erwin Feeken's new memoir follows his life as an explorer

Erwin Feeken's new memoir follows his life as an explorer

March 26, 2016

Erwin Feeken is not your average adventurer. He has followed explorers’ routes with his family, worked in the field as a geologist and cartographer and continues to encourage his children and grandchildren...

Hidden Gems of Tuscaloosa: Brushstrokes helps children and adults unlock their creative potential

Hidden Gems of Tuscaloosa: Brushstrokes helps children and adults unlock their creative potential

March 24, 2016

A beautiful commission piece featuring a red barn and grassy field sits on the easel behind her, and a bright smile adorns her face. Ann Foster has been teaching art and painting for almost her entire...

JJ Grey and Mofro to play at Druid City Music Hall

JJ Grey and Mofro to play at Druid City Music Hall

March 8, 2016

The soulful vocals and Southern rock sounds of JJ Grey & Mofro will come to Druid City Music Hall Wednesday March 9. Their most recent album, "Ol’ Glory," was released in March 2015 and highlights what...

Hidden gems of Tuscaloosa: local museum houses Japanese architecture, American art

Hidden gems of Tuscaloosa: local museum houses Japanese architecture, American art

March 7, 2016

Nestled in the Tuscaloosan woods is a building unlike anything else you will see for miles. If someone were to come across it by accident, they might think they’ve been transported to eighth century...

Culture Calendar: Week of March 7

Culture Calendar: Week of March 7

March 7, 2016

Crawley Sussex will play a tribute to the Cure at Green Bar. Kamicon, an anime convention, will take place at the BJCC in Birmingham. And "Dimensions," a new art exhibit involving 3D printing, will open...

Hidden Gems of Tuscaloosa: Unlock your inner sommelier at Carpe Vino

Hidden Gems of Tuscaloosa: Unlock your inner sommelier at Carpe Vino

February 29, 2016

Bold reds, sweet whites and an inviting atmosphere: these are the characteristics of Tuscaloosa’s own Carpe Vino, a specialty wine and beer store. When you walk in, bright red couches invite you to grab...

Hidden Gems: This Ol' Thing Vintage sells classic Southern clothes and jewelry

Hidden Gems: This Ol' Thing Vintage sells classic Southern clothes and jewelry

February 24, 2016

A one-year anniversary can mean different things to different people. For Lori Watts, it means celebrating one year since first opening her dream store: This Ol’ Thing Vintage in Northport. Located...

Keep it in the Shire: Tuscaloosa branch of medieval group thrives

Keep it in the Shire: Tuscaloosa branch of medieval group thrives

February 11, 2016

Men and women fight majestic battles in armor, decorative court gowns flow around the ground, and children learn how to make butter. This is no scene out of 16th century movie –it’s modern day and...

Hidden Gems of Tuscaloosa: The Book Rack is a reader's paradise

Hidden Gems of Tuscaloosa: The Book Rack is a reader's paradise

February 9, 2016

Imagine a small family bookstore. Is it peaceful and quiet? Can you smell the old pages of the books and hear them sliding off the shelves? At the Book Rack, that may be true on some days, but you're more...

Hidden Gems of Tuscaloosa: Tea Town offers coffee, tea, local quirkiness

Hidden Gems of Tuscaloosa: Tea Town offers coffee, tea, local quirkiness

January 19, 2016

Although it’s somewhat hidden behind downtown Northport’s Main Avenue, Tea Town Alabama is not a place to be overlooked. The storefront, located next to Mary’s Cakes and Pastries, is new as of December...

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