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Pacific Coast Highway

Posted by on Apr 16, 2013 in Featured, Travel | 0 comments

You probably recognize this as “the road in a thousand new car...

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Phil Mickelson

Posted by on Apr 12, 2013 in Featured, Sports | 0 comments

O Phil Mickelson, how many times have we watched as you lined up to attempt a...

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Amazon.com

Posted by on Apr 11, 2013 in Americana, Featured | 0 comments

Okay, here’s a project: Try to think of something Amazon doesn’t...

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“Joy of Cooking”

Posted by on Mar 25, 2013 in Featured, Food | 0 comments

If ever a cookbook deserved to be a Great American Thing, this is the one....

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L.L. Bean

Posted by on Mar 11, 2013 in Americana, Featured | 0 comments

In today’s urbanized America, it’s not likely that a company...

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Mariah Carey

Posted by on Mar 7, 2013 in Featured, Singer | 0 comments

Somewhere in America, there’s a little kid who’ll see Mariah Carey...

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Dance with My Father, by Luther Vandross

Posted by on Mar 6, 2013 in Featured, Songs | 0 comments

I have to admit, I didn’t appreciate Luther Vandross enough while he was...

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Come Away with Me, by Norah Jones

Posted by on Mar 5, 2013 in Featured, Music | 0 comments

When I first heard Norah Jones, I assumed she was maybe in her 40′s,...

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MTV Unplugged by Tony Bennett

Posted by on Mar 4, 2013 in Featured, Music | 0 comments

“I’ve always been unplugged,” Tony Bennett said. Even so, of...

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The Producers

Posted by on Mar 1, 2013 in Featured | 0 comments

I don’t think The Producers is Mel Brooks’s finest screenplay...

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