Now that Gov. Kay Ivey has allowed movie theaters to reopen, the Amstar 12 theater at Quintard Mall in Oxford is tiptoeing back into business, offering private screenings of classic movies.
“The Great Gatsby,” F. Scott Fitzgerald’s cautionary fable of the Roaring Twenties of the last century, remains a work from which we can still learn a thing or two.
To discover what a creative artist can do with everyday objects, talk to Julie Baxter. She turns “worn” into “wonderful” and “discarded” into “delightful,” simply by visualizing aesthetic uses for throwaway items that others would never imagine.
Since it was first read to me (and the rest of my third grade class by our teacher, and from my first copy of the book, gifted me by my father), I have no idea how many times Mark Twain’s “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” has delighted, transfixed, angered and instructed me every decade o…
Whether you see an art show in a gallery or online, looking at each piece can be a one-on-one experience. This is especially true with Jacksonville State University’s BFA Senior Art Exhibition — which you can view online at www.jaxstateart.org.
Can it be that Henry David Thoreau’s “Walden, or, Life in the Woods” was 175 years old just a year ago? Can it be that “Walden” just might bear more than a passing resemblance to the lives we are living right now?
Hard work and planning has continued despite the pandemic at both Parker Memorial Baptist Church and the Calhoun County Historical Society. Parker Memorial’s new Kids City project expresses the essence of making children a priority through artwork. The historical society, starting in Septemb…
In order to ensure the future of the most important historic sites and the music we enjoy in our community, preservation is a must.
Anyone taking another look at Truman Capote’s fanciful, tender short novel “The Grass Harp” will certainly be touched by the book’s examination of a young man’s search for place. But it’s possible the book will resonate more in other ways just now.
Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” was published on July 11 exactly 60 years ago. It’s never been out of print. I still find myself returning to my paperback edition from 1962.
The current pandemic has changed our lives in very specific ways. What we’ve taken as our normal for the past few years no longer really holds. Over the past few weeks what was usual has been altered. There’s been unanticipated time in our homes and with our families. There has been new cont…
Music in the past, music in the present and, now, music in the future: These cultural advantages are central to Anniston’s story.
For 20 years, the Helen Keller Art Show has been showcasing art made by students with visual impairments. More than 40 artworks were selected for this year’s exhibit, made by students of all ages from all over Alabama — many of whom attend the Alabama School for the Blind in Talladega.
“Redhead by the Side of the Road” is the exquisite new character study from the pen of Anne Tyler, a writer whose wit and humanity seem to be as vigorous as ever.
In my neighborhood, springtime means getting out and walking. It means walking dogs, walking rapidly for health or simply walking to enjoy the weather, sometimes with baby carriages in tow.
Every so often, a novel appears that surprises with its honesty, its poetry, its humanity. “Valentine,” an astonishing debut from Elizabeth Wetmore, is such a book.
Craig Morgan has an impressive string of No. 1 country hits on his Wiki page and numerous accomplishments in his personal life. He’s a member of the Grand Ole Opry. He was a decorated Army vet before chasing his dream in Nashville. He is an erstwhile soldier who never stopped serving. He con…
Earlier this month, before social distancing came into play, the 21st Annual Wine Tasting Dinner, benefitting Children’s Services of Northeast Alabama, was held in downtown Anniston.
A calendar of the Christian church year marks feast days and holy days. These days call attention to Easter, All Saints Day, Ascension Day, Christmas Day and more. When these days fall on Sundays, they are observed by pastors and congregations, depending on the denomination.
There’s a definite feeling of dread that permeates the pages of “Weather,” the latest novel from Jenny Offill.