The gift-giver’s guide to shopping locally

Sweaters are abound in the recently-opened Brass Monkey boutique. Photo by Katie Compton As November comes to its sleepy end, there are few absolutes that Alabamians can rely on. Will the weather actually get any…

Local businesses offer unique holiday gifts

Final exams and winter break are right around the corner. Between logging late hours in the library and daydreaming about those four weeks of freedom, many UM students have probably not had the opportunity to…

On the Bricks with Madison Griggs

Madison's questions: 1. What have you heard about Starbucks' new red holiday cups? 2. What is your personal reaction to their reason for changing the cups? 3. If you were the president of Starbucks, how…

Hello. My name is: Merry Christmas

A few customers have reacted against Starbuck's controversial cup design by giving the name "Merry Christmas" to their drink orders. Photo by Laura Poythress for The Alabamian. Unless you have been hiding under a rock,…