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Serving the campus of the University of Alabama since 1894

The Crimson White

Serving the campus of the University of Alabama since 1894

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Netflix show brings laughs

Netflix show brings laughs

Noah Cannon March 11, 2015

Surviving 15 years in captivity at the hands of a doomsday cult leader is hardly commonplace sitcom territory, but "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," the new show from Tina Fey, braves its dark subject matter...

'Looking' proves insightful show about gay men in San Francisco

'Looking' proves insightful show about gay men in San Francisco

Noah Cannon March 4, 2015

In my queer youth, I fantasized about my future in the way young LGBTQ people often do: I would move to a big city, have grand friendships with other homos, and ultimately, from a 14-year-old’s perspective,...

Student documentary addresses campus racial discrimination

Student documentary addresses campus racial discrimination

Noah Cannon February 18, 2015

Since enrolling as a student at The University of Alabama, Nichole Corbett’s perspective on racial discrimination has evolved greatly. Corbett, now a senior majoring in English and interdisciplinary...

Make the most of your Oscar ballot, pay attention to smaller categories

Make the most of your Oscar ballot, pay attention to smaller categories

Noah Cannon February 18, 2015

This year’s tumultuous Oscar season will come to a close Sunday evening with the presentation of the 87th Academy Awards. The show promises to be engaging, with Neil Patrick Harris hosting and a slew...

Marvel should remember Spider Man's roots

Noah Cannon February 12, 2015

News broke this week that, after lengthy negotiations, iconic superhero Spider-Man will finally join the official Marvel movie canon through Disney. Sony produced the first five Spider-Man films beginning...

'Gilmore Girls' progressive facade hides unsavory underrepresentation

'Gilmore Girls' progressive facade hides unsavory underrepresentation

Noah Cannon February 2, 2015

It seems that people can be tidily placed into two categories these days: either you have a friend who keeps telling you to watch “Gilmore Girls” on Netflix or you are the friend who keeps telling...

Taylor Swift's new album, video strays from previous fan expectations

Noah Cannon November 18, 2014

It’s good to be Taylor Swift right now. The pop star’s latest album “1989” sold over 1.2 million copies in its first week of release, becoming her third consecutive platinum-selling debut. Factor...

Panjabi departure loss for TV

Noah Cannon November 3, 2014

News broke recently that Archie Panjabi will leave “The Good Wife” after the CBS drama’s current sixth season and take her beloved character Kalinda Sharma with her. Panjabi won an Emmy for the first...

'Gone Girl' delivers thrills on multiple levels

Noah Cannon October 15, 2014

By Noah Cannon Three years after his deft adaptation of “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” director David Fincher is back to continue his quest to turn all of your favorite pulpy beach reads into...

'Gracepoint' trapped in shadow of predecessor

Noah Cannon October 6, 2014

Television dramas chronicling the mystery behind a tragic homicide are by no means a recent invention. David Lynch’s 1990 masterpiece “Twin Peaks” turned the identity of Laura Palmer’s killer into...

HBO showcases Beyonce, Jay Z

HBO showcases Beyonce, Jay Z

Noah Cannon September 23, 2014

When stars like Katy Perry or Lady Gaga make a concert documentary, the concert itself often takes second billing to the backstage and behind the scenes footage that attempts to paint the subject as a...

College students benefit from cable television with shorter seasons

Noah Cannon September 6, 2014

Times are tough for network television. With viewers tuning into cable and streaming shows like Game of Thrones, House of Car True Detective more than ever, the major networks (NBC, ABC, CBS and Fox) are...

Toronto Film Fest offers Oscar bait

Noah Cannon September 1, 2014

Each fall, over 300 films are featured at the Toronto International Film Festival, but this year’s crop of filmmakers face a unique pressure. The last seven films to win the Academy Award for Best Picture...

Past winners walk away with top Emmy awards

Noah Cannon August 24, 2014

The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards took place Monday night at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, and this year’s crop of winners can best be described with the maxim “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”In...

Lack of optimism to blame for lackluster summer movie season

Noah Cannon August 17, 2014

The annual string of big-budget spectaculars is slowing to a crawl as Labor Day looms ever closer, and this year’s roster of films has come up short at the box office. Barring a miraculous turnaround...

UA should include more student voices in search for new VP

Noah Cannon July 8, 2014

One of the many mercies of summertime comes in allowing one’s email inbox to breathe a bit. Sure, during the academic year it behooves students to keep their Crimson accounts tidy, ideally with zero...

2013 adjustments to Code of Student Conduct worth publicizing

Noah Cannon April 15, 2014

While scrolling through Twitter on Monday, I was surprised to learn from a friend’s tweet that the UA Code of Student Conduct was significantly updated in 2013. The somewhat belated news was included...

Realities dictate athlete orientation is important to us

Noah Cannon February 25, 2014

The landscape of LGBTQ athletes in professional sports in the United States is changing with what seems like an increasingly rapid pace. Gay-identified basketball player Jason Collins and gay-identified...

Pop artist, song empowerment misguided

Noah Cannon January 28, 2014

Critiques of today’s pop music are easy to come by. You don’t have to look terribly far to find writers lamenting contemporary artists’ reliance on auto-tune, banal lyricism and gimmicky performances....

Golden Globe Awards stuck in time

Noah Cannon January 14, 2014

The 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards were broadcast live Sunday night, offering much of the same glamour, banter and self-congratulatory speeches we love/hate. Indeed, if there’s one thing Oscar night’s...

Lack of an Office of Diversity at UA is shameful

Noah Cannon November 18, 2013

Last Tuesday, a story ran in The Crimson White examining why The University of Alabama does not have an Office of Diversity, despite the presence of such offices at public universities across the United...

Fight for LGBTQ rights more than just for marriage equality

Noah Cannon November 11, 2013

On Thursday afternoon, the Employment Nondiscrimination Act (or ENDA) was passed by the United States Senate. The largest, most specific piece of legislation regarding the protection of LGBTQ people in...

UA nondiscrimination policy needs updates

Noah Cannon October 28, 2013

In 2007, the phrase “sexual orientation” was added to The University of Alabama’s nondiscrimination and harassment policies. By all accounts, we were egregiously late to the party. At that time,...

‘Breaking Bad’ season finale a relief

Noah Cannon October 3, 2013

“Are you caught up on ‘Breaking Bad’?” It’s a question you either grew annoyed of answering or, like me, sick of asking. As I’m writing this, the last episode of “Breaking Bad” has aired....

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