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LeBron James

Posted by on Jul 13, 2017 in Featured, Sports | 0 comments

Okay, you’re tasked with carving the Mount Rushmore of the NBA. And you have to limit yourself to the four greatest players in league history. I’d start with Wilt Chamberlain, can’t leave Michael...

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Hamilton: An American Musical

Posted by on Jun 30, 2017 in Featured, The Arts, Theater | 0 comments

Have you ever thought, “I’m going to sit down at the old piano and compose a musical. I’ll make it about a historical figure from 200 years ago that people are only vaguely familiar with. I’ll have all the...

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Trader Joe’s

Posted by on Jun 19, 2017 in Featured, Food | Comments Off on Trader Joe’s

You don’t have to be a nonconformist or a geek to like Trader Joe’s. But it probably helps. If you don’t have a Trader Joe’s in your town, it’s a good bet you desperately want one....

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Betty White

Posted by on Sep 6, 2016 in Actor, Featured | Comments Off on Betty White

If Betty White’s life were a TV show, it would be titled “Everybody...

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Christopher Walken

Posted by on Aug 21, 2016 in Actor, Featured | Comments Off on Christopher Walken

You either love Christopher Walken or you like him. Nobody really dislikes the...

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Pinterest

Posted by on Aug 13, 2016 in Americana, Featured | Comments Off on Pinterest

Yes, Pinterest is the Lifetime Network of the Internet. I don’t know if...

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Asheville

Posted by on Aug 27, 2015 in Featured, Travel | Comments Off on Asheville

Asheville is a little out there, sure. It surfs the waves of a rapidly...

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8 Best Song Intros Ever

Posted by on Jul 11, 2015 in Featured, Songs | 1 comment

These are the songs you wanted the disk jockey to shut up so you could hear...

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Triple Crown

Posted by on Jun 2, 2015 in Featured, Sports | Comments Off on Triple Crown

The Triple Crown of thoroughbred horse racing consists of winning the Kentucky...

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John Grisham

Posted by on Apr 24, 2015 in Featured, Writers | 1 comment

John Grisham suffers the fate of many popular artists – the...

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