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LeBron James

Posted by on Jul 13, 2017 in Featured, Sports | Comments Off on LeBron James

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...

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Hamilton: An American Musical

Posted by on Jun 30, 2017 in Featured, The Arts, Theater | Comments Off on Hamilton: An American Musical

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...

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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...

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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 Loves Betty”. From radio, to TV sitcoms, to game...

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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 man; how could you, he’s quirky and strange, and...

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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 there are studies to prove it, but it certainly seems to be...

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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 changing culture, and marches to a different drummer,...

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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 from the start: 8. “Come Together”, The Beatles You...

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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 Derby, Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes. As I write...

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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 cultural snobs condescend because surely something so attractive to the...

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