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Friday, April 18, 2014

April 17, 2014

At the rapper's unusual Eagles Ballroom show, there were no special effects or any of the visual flash one’s come to expect from a high-profile rap tour, just his DJ, the man himself and a microphone.
04.04.2014 | | Posted at 11:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
It’s not exactly news that sound shapes the way we perceive food. Restaurant owners have long understood that ambiance, including acoustics, can have nearly as much impact on the dining experience as food itself. Mostly the effect was thought to be psychological—when diners are in a good mood, they’re more likely to enjoy food and wine and everything in general—but recently researchers hav...
02.11.2014 | | Posted at 09:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
When Bloomberg News Service reported that MillerCoors was courting spirits drinkers with a new “bourbon-like lager” called Miller Fortune, the beer community begrudgingly awarded Miller points for innovation. While bourbon-flavored beers are fairly common in craft circles, there isn't one on the mass market yet, and Miller's marketing campaign suggesting the beer be savored not in a common pin...
10.23.2013 | | Posted at 11:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
I can’t recall the exact wording, but there’s a great quip about the way age shapes how we identify with music: Everybody believes that the greatest period for music just happened to occur when they were young. There’s a lot of truth to that, of course. Music never sounds quite so thrilling or important as it does during youth, where you're experiencing it for the first time and still fleshi...
Monday, Sept. 23, 2013

Sept. 20, 2013

With its homemade, public access aesthetic, simple premise and distinctly Midwestern lack of pretension, TV’s “Mystery Science Theater 3000,” which elevated bashing crappy Z-movies from a lat

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