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Betty White

Posted by on Sep 6, 2016 in Actor, Featured | 0 comments

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 | 0 comments

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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Coming soon: A “new and improved” Great American Things

Posted by on Aug 16, 2016 in Featured, Uncategorized | 1 comment

Let’s call it a sabbatical, the last year we’ve been away from posting all the great things about this country. Now...

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Posted by on Aug 13, 2016 in Americana, Featured | 0 comments

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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Posted by on Aug 27, 2015 in Featured, Travel | 0 comments

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 | 0 comments

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 | 0 comments

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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Posted by on Mar 30, 2015 in Featured, Film | 0 comments

Why, you might ask, has it taken me so long to include this obviously well-made movie among the list of Great American Films? Because...

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Robert Downey, Jr.

Posted by on Mar 18, 2015 in Actor, Featured | 0 comments

There are some actors who never seem to give a bad performance. Robert Duvall, for example. Morgan Freeman. And I put Robert Downey, Jr. in...

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