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Kami-Con impresses special guests

[caption id="attachment_2659" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Kelli Arthur (dressed as Sebastian from Black Butler), Rebecca Arthur (as Yoshi from Super Mario Brothers), and Jon Wyers (as Tanooki Mario) sell stickers and badges at Kamicon.

Everybody wants to be a critic

I remember when I started reading The Crimson White as a freshman, and how the first section I would always flip to would be the entertainment section to read reviews of the latest movies, games, CDs and books. I dreamed that one day, it would be my turn to get paid to see amazing movies, like that ...

Kami-Con grows for second year

The University’s own Japanese anime convention just keeps growing. Raymond Lenzner, a senior majoring in English, is president of the Bama SOS Brigade, which started holding the anime convention called Kami-Con in 2009.

Superhero satire kicks ass

I remember how angry I was a little over a year ago at Zach Snyder’s “Watchmen” movie, primarily because I thought it was too violent. I was angry mainly because I was familiar with the “Watchmen” graphic novel, and I knew that Snyder had made the same mistake as countless knock-off graphic ...

Students take advantage of sunshine

The skies have been kinder to the Student Recreation Center’s outdoor pool this year. Zack Tolbert, UA assistant director of aquatics, said opening week at the pool last year brought more cold, more rain and more wind than it did this year.

“Violet Hour” descends on Allen Bales

“The Violet Hour” marks the second time director Matthew Burkholder has brought science fiction to the University’s theater program. In fall 2009, Burkholder, a graduate student in theater, directed “Tales of the Lost Formicans,” in which aliens attempt to learn more about Earth by observing ...

Construction on 21st Avenue hurts business

Joseph Fralic thought he knew what he was getting into. When The Tuscaloosa News reported that The Booth had gotten its overlay license for a new location downtown in January 2009, it also reported that Mayor Walt Maddox warned Fralic, co-owner of The Booth, about impending construction in the area. However, ...

Tuscaloosa to host state pageants

Tuscaloosa has just become one of the select cities where the road to the Miss Universe pageant begins. On November 6-7, the Bama Theatre will host the Miss Alabama USA and Miss Alabama Teen USA pageants.

Rickman hosts Film Forum

What’s the formula behind Tom Rickman’s success? How did Rickman become the screenwriter behind the Emmy Award-winning television movie “Tuesdays With Morrie” and the Oscar-nominated script for “Coal Miner’s Daughter?” How did he become director of the American Film Institute’s screenwriting ...

Druid City Arts Festival draws crowds

CityFest has its successor, and it started out strong. The first annual Druid City Arts Festival was met with high attendance Saturday, bringing multiple bands and artists to the former CityFest lot by day and bars across Tuscaloosa by night. Beth Hataway, a senior majoring in interdisciplinary studies, ...