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Small statues provide big punch

Since January, the Birmingham Museum of Art has hosted an exhibit titled “Small Treasures: Rembrandt, Vermeer, Hals, and Their Contemporaries,” and it’s not until one enters the exhibit that the scope of the name comes to light: 
The paintings are, in fact, really small.

Shirley Jackson's female-driven horrors worthwhile reads

Buzzfeed recently posted an article titled “20 Incredible Books From The Past Year You Need To Read Right Now,” featuring the longlist for the Baileys Women’s Prize For Fiction 2015. While the post is a cool way to get readers engaged in female writers, a promotion of the classical ones, the trailblazers, ...

Book satirically explores lives of recent college graduates

While satire was a genre commonplace in pre-revolutionary France, it’s less so nowadays - or so one would think. The recently released “A Very Recent History: An Entirely Factual Account of a Year (c. AD 2009) in a Large City” by Choire Sicha may have a long title, but its message is succinct. ...

Non-fiction can be read in series

Whenever someone gets Netflix for the first time, they inevitably succumb to binge watching. Whether it’s “Parks and Recreation” or “Orange Is the New Black,” putting energy toward one particular thing to the point of becoming a so-called expert can be both endearing and intriguing. Doing ...

Stephen King novels remain haunting and relevant

In the confines of my parents’ home, and in hundreds of other students’ no doubt, is an archaic bookshelf tucked away in a corner, the books citing copyrights from the 80s. While the contents differ per parents’ reading habits, one author remains among them – Stephen King.

UA Aquatic Center closed following fire

On the morning of Thursday, November 13, a fire broke out at the UA Aquatic Center located on the University of Alabama's campus, according to Cathy Andreen, Director of Media Relations for the University.

Don't fear literature class workload

Literature courses: Whether required for your major or for an elective, you’re likely to run into one, and if you are a procrastinator, you’re likely to hate one – even if you like reading.