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New River Pale Ale: Beer of the Year?

At a pizza restaurant in Virginia this past August, asked by the waitress if I wanted anything to drink, my eyes quickly scanned the fridge full of beer and a...
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Burning Man: Welcome Home, Part 2

Please read Part 1 first Best Mutant Vehicles Our first night at Burning Man, we step into the Playa shortly after dark and are immediately assaulted by mutant vehicles heading...
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Burning Man: Welcome Home, Part 1

Welcome Home! The Burning Man greeting applies to Newbies, too. From years in New York City hearing from previous attendees, through a summer’s advance planning in the Catskills, to the...
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September 11, 2007

Another Anniversary. It’s important for those of us who endured 9/11 on any kind of a personal level to separate our grief and pain from the actions of the Bush...
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Woodstock Gets Bombed

When I wrote, a few weeks ago, about the launch of the New York City Graffiti Art Show at the Varga Gallery on Tinker Street, I used the headline “Woodstock...
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Burn Out

Words and pictures can help tell a story, but they can’t necessarily capture the soul of something. And it’s very hard to understand the soul of Burning Man without being...
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All The Way to Reno

Greetings from the Holiday Inn, Reno, where Campbell and I caught a few hours sleep after a LONG travel day (the American flight system of hubs had us fly from...
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Stuart Stevens: the David Sedaris of sports writing?

As someone who fantasizes about having more time to waste on endurance sports, but has yet to get fully stuck in to them, I laughed hysterically throughout Stuart Stevens’ personal...
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