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Thursday, April 19, 2012
Next week the dizzying coverage of the NFL draft will remind us that whatever the season, football is the No. 1 professional sport in America. But the NFL is facing a crisis created by the nature of the sport. A torrent of evidence shows that repeated full-speed collisions cause terrible long-term damage to many players' brains, to say nothing of their bones. Even as the NFL acts to protect its human assets, the “Bountygate” scandal surrounding former New Orleans...
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
The Extra Crispy Brass Band has a sound that is distinctly Dixie, finding inspiration from the “second line” traditional style of New Orleans jazz. “The first line was the funeral procession and the second line refers to the up-tempo brass band and dancers...
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
“I wanted to put a name on the forward thrust of what we're doing,” Paul Cebar says of his decision to change band names a few years ago. Except for the group he once shared with John Sieger, the R&B Cadets, he had performed under the handle of Paul Cebar...
Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012
Slim Pickens, in Blazing Saddles, twanged it best: “What in the wahd, wahd world of sports is a-goin' on here?” Three weeks ago the Bucks were on a roll—six wins in eight games, including two over Miami—and playing with energy and...
Monday, Feb. 13, 2012

Chasing Tha Blues (Burnside)

Amid the piquant stew of jazz, funk, soul, zydeco and R&B that is the scorching New Orleans music scene, the blues is largely relegated to the back burner. Surprisingly, there are no blues-only clubs of the likes found in Chicago, New York or Memphis...
12.05.2011 | | Posted at 11:12 PM
By Nicole
Former Wisconsin Badger Brian Butch is reportedly signing with the New Orleans Hornets. The news is being reported after a tweet from his agent. Though its not specified, its assumed that this is a training camp invitation for Butch. Some background on Butch from the At the Hive* blog: Butch had an outstanding year in the NBA D-League in 2009-2010, putting up a defensive rebound rate o...
Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2010

Classic Sounds of New Orleans (Smithsonian Folkways)

Five years after Katrina, the New Orleans music scene has largely been restored to where it was before the levees broke. The Crescent City’s unique place in American musical culture was documented over the years by the Folkways label. Classic Sounds collects great tracks originally released by Folkways from...
10.01.2007 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Nicole
LSU is #1 October 01, 2007 | 02:03 PM And while I'm doubly happy, both because LSU is #1 and because stinkin' USC finally isn't, the whole makes me a little bitter. For weeks Wisconsin has lost ground in the polls because of lackluster performances against bad teams. Now LSU goes into halftime against Tulane (frickin' Tulane!)* leading 10-9 and jumps into first place. I feel this is a little u...
10.01.2007 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Nicole
Big Ten Football doesn't suck as much your conference does October 01, 2007 | 02:03 PM Ohio State is #4. Wisconsin is #5. Purdue is #23. I'm not so stupid as to not recognize that this is less about us being great and more about other teams sucking. However, my team's don't suck more than your conference's teams! In all seriousness, for all the crap that we took in the first few weeks due to Mi...

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