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Popular Mechanics

Posted by on Sep 4, 2014 in Americana, Featured | 1 comment

Since its founding, Popular Mechanics has been the ultimate men’s...

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“Friends in Low Places”

Posted by on Aug 18, 2014 in Featured, Songs | 1 comment

A critic once said that “Friends in Low Places” is a depressing...

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Food Trucks

Posted by on Aug 11, 2014 in Featured, Food | 0 comments

It may seem like food trucks are a recent phenomenon, but they’re not....

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Sunset Boulevard

Posted by on Aug 6, 2014 in Featured, Film | 0 comments

The great actors always make it look so effortless. Maybe that’s why...

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“Green Eggs and Ham”

Posted by on Aug 4, 2014 in Featured, Kids Stuff | 0 comments

Is Green Eggs and Ham the most popular Dr. Seuss book of all? A couple of lists...

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Cape Cod

Posted by on Jul 29, 2014 in Featured, Travel | 0 comments

What’s the first thing that crosses your mind when you think of Cape Cod?...

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Whitney Houston

Posted by on Jul 23, 2014 in Featured, Singer | 1 comment

I had to let some time pass after Whitney’s ignominious death, to be able...

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Barnes & Noble

Posted by on Jun 16, 2014 in Americana, Featured | 1 comment

Remember when Barnes & Noble was the enemy? It was considered the big box...

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Soul Train

Posted by on Jun 11, 2014 in Featured, TV Show | 0 comments

The concept, of course, wasn’t original. American Bandstand set the...

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Omaha Beach

Posted by on Jun 6, 2014 in Featured, History | 1 comment

  We have a phrase that we throw away lightly: “Hell on...

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