• Tour spotlight: Gentlemen Rogues

    Brandon Varner – Features Editor

    Gentlemen Rogues RGBGentlemen Rogues shortly before their show (Photo by Sarah Adkins).Gentlemen Rogues certainly lean more towards the gentlemanly side of the gauge than their name would imply. The Austin, Tex. power-pop band formed in 2010, and released their first self-titled EP in 2013 on Shifting Sounds, a label based in Austin. It was a quick process to form the band initially.
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  • Alex's Coffee Column: Local coffee community

    Alex Merrill – Social Media Editor

    Coffee Column RGBA pastry and a cup of coffee from Revelator (Photo by Sarah Adkins).Caffeine is a drug, and its most popular form is undoubtedly coffee. As appreciation for the beverage has grown, the industry has become increasingly focused on the artisan craft of the trade.

    Coffee consumption is modernly a more cerebral experience, and expects a willingness to learn on the part of the customer.
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  • New business building approved by BOT

    Mustafa Syed – Staff Writer

    courtesyuabnewsbusinessbuildingGraphic courtesy of UAB NewsThe University of Alabama Board of Trustees approved the Stage I planning for a new building that will house UAB’s Collat School of Business and several other UAB-wide collaborations in leadership, innovation and entrepreneurship. The new 105,000 square-foot facility will be located on the corner of University Boulevard and 13th Street South, replacing the existing parking lot.
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  • "Hot Tub Time Machine 2" a weak sequel

    Emmett Christolear – Managing Editor

    HTTM2Adam Scott, Craig Robinson, Rod Corddry and Clark Duke in Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (Photo courtesy of usually refer to these types of movies as “stupid movies,” simply meaning that there are crude jokes, naked women and lots of jackassery in the name of humor. “Hot Tub Time Machine 2” is exactly that.

    When the first film came out, I didn’t see it until it came on Netflix instant. It didn’t seem like the kind of movie that I would get my money’s worth out of. Surprisingly, I ended up liking it, which is why I was willing to go see the second installment.
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