Culture

A Bright Room Called Day mixes history, tragedy and comedy

Written in 1994 by Tony Kushner, A Bright Room Called Day takes place in 1933 in Berlin, Germany, on the very heel of the Nazi’s rise to power. It follows the life of film actress Agnes Eggling, who struggles with keeping both her artistic integrity, as well as her own livelihood amidst a Nazi-saturated environment. The play also stars a young woman from New York named Zillah who, surprisingly, lives in 1990s Germany. The play juggles back and forth between the two characters and time periods. 


UA professor's film celebrates collaboration, diversity

“Service to Man” tells the story of Eli Rosenberg, a young white student set to attend Meharry Medical College, a historically all-black university during the 1960s. While there, Rosenberg faces numerous challenges in learning to collaborate with individuals of completely different backgrounds and overcome the adversity demanded by the education. 


Tuscaloosa welcomes first Whataburger location

The town of Tuscaloosa came out to show support for the new restaurant. Many showed their fandom by wearing shirts with the Whataburger logo. A baby even wore a Whataburger onesie. Big Al and some University of Alabama cheerleaders joined the excitement. The employees worked hard to make sure customers enjoyed their experience considering the crowd. 


Book Column: 'An American Marriage' review

With poignant prose and an understanding of the nature of love and humanity, Tayari Jones has crafted an incredible story about humanity’s relationship with love in “An American Marriage,” a novel that, by the time it has ended, brings the comfort and warmth of home.