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Posted by on Oct 2, 2012 in Featured, Food | Comments Off on Sliders

I loved these before they got their own name. Used to be they were just small burgers, until some smart marketing person (maybe working for...

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Posted by on Sep 25, 2012 in Featured, Music | Comments Off on Woodstock

While probably 500,000 people actually attended Woodstock, probably ten times that number of hippie/yuppie/boomers now tell folks they were...

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Niagara Falls

Posted by on Sep 18, 2012 in Featured, Travel | Comments Off on Niagara Falls

Now honeymooners often head for Hawaii, the Caribbean, or Mexico. But there was a time when Niagara Falls was the “Honeymoon Capital...

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The Big Bang Theory

Posted by on Sep 13, 2012 in Featured, TV Show | Comments Off on The Big Bang Theory

All right, let’s see a show of hands: How many people thought a sitcom about four geeky geeks (well, how would you describe them?)...

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Tommy Lee Jones

Posted by on Sep 5, 2012 in Actor, Featured | Comments Off on Tommy Lee Jones

Tommy Lee Jones has been an actor most of his adult life, and he even had some success in his younger years. He won Outstanding Lead Actor...

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Lawrence Block

Posted by on Aug 31, 2012 in Featured, Writers | Comments Off on Lawrence Block

This is a very personal choice, because most Americans don’t know who Lawrence Block is. Even among those who are diligent readers,...

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Posted by on Aug 27, 2012 in Featured, Film | Comments Off on Vertigo

Well, you could have knocked me over with a feather. Vertigo is now the top film of all time, deposing Citizen Kane after 50 years,...

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Madison Square Garden

Posted by on Aug 23, 2012 in Featured, Travel | Comments Off on Madison Square Garden

To basketball fans, MSG has nothing to do with a food additive. And the Garden isn’t a place where flowers are grown. No, for hoops...

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Monday Night Football

Posted by on Aug 20, 2012 in Featured, TV Show | Comments Off on Monday Night Football

It’s gone from groundbreaking, ratings-busting, TV sports institution to just another night of football in recent years. Shoot,...

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South Pacific, Musical

Posted by on Aug 15, 2012 in Featured, Theater | Comments Off on South Pacific, Musical

When James Michener wrote his Pulitzer Prize-winning book Tales of the South Pacific, I can’t imagine he thought it would be turned...

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