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Pig Iron and Mandolins: Sloss Fest 2015

WORDS Frank Thomas PHOTOS Jay Wilkins and Anton Jackson The human race is lousy with opinions. There are roughly 7 billion individuals living on this rock, and they all have at least one or two. Some are correct and some are incorrect. Some people maintain that the Earth is flat because that’s the way it appears

Eastbound & Awesome

Words Evans Bailey “Swag” is a thing that I have become aware of because I read stupid articles on the internet. This nouveau term conjures up images of Justin Bieber, in saggy name brand sweatpants and a stupid hat, being physically hoisted by one of his bodyguards into his ridiculously tacky car. There was a

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Pig Iron and Mandolins: Sloss Fest 2015

WORDS Frank Thomas PHOTOS Jay Wilkins and Anton Jackson The human race is lousy with opinions. There are roughly 7 billion individuals living on this rock, and they all have at least one or two. Some are correct and some are incorrect. Some people maintain that the Earth is flat because that’s the way it appears

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That show is going to last three weeks: Community 101

  WORDS By Henri Cheramie Community is television at it’s finest. Smart and self aware, and most certainly sure of it’s impending cancellation, that each season plays as if it were it’s last. With a strong cast, witty and absurd writing, and a healthy dose of parody, Community is a cult comedy sensibility wrapped in

Food

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Behind The Instagram: Brisket & Latke Sandwich

Words: Randy Gresham, Jr. I am a chef.  I spend the vast majority of my day in constant motion making sure that our guests are happy and fed.  In doing so, I rarely possess or make the time to eat myself.  It is usually a quality assurance taste or nibble of this or that as

Drink

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Summer Fruit Shrub

Words & Photos  ANNA LOWDER Ripe peaches, soft plums, smashed berries or bright tomatoes are just some of the Summer fruit that can be transformed into a shrub. What is that, you may ask. Well, a shrub is a tart, flavored vinegar improved with sugar and patience. The concoction needs to sit for a couple

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This Is My Favorite Time of Year for Beer*

WORDS  Sam Wootten Late Summer and early Fall bring about the release of more styles and unique once-a-year brews (Pumpkins, Harvests, “Autumn”, Oktoberfest, etc) that prepare your palate for the coming season, with a gentle reminder that Winter is coming. It says, “Go ahead. Enjoy the sweetness and warmth while it lasts. Frolic and let

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Wine Tasting Notes

WORDS Will Abner We have made it through the holidays, out-kicked our coverage as far as gift-giving goes and are left with rather bleak checking accounts. I love the joy of giving out gifts to my family and friends, but dang, it sure does make for a bleak January (or maybe it’s just me). Anyways,

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Making August Easy

WORDS Chandler Hines PHOTOS Rachel Odom Back from vacay, off to school, and sucking up full weeks of work all means one thing.  August is here.  We still have warm summer weather and long nights ahead, but we have a few more responsibilities to deal with.  Let’s not add more to the plate by worrying

Travel

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Music City: An Ode To Joy

PHOTOS Harvi Sahota Nashville is a town of Now. If you’re over a certain age, or haven’t visited the World Wide Web in a bit, you may not know. Otherwise, I’m telling you something that’s obvious. What may not be so obvious is exactly what makes Nashville Now. Our esteemed MADE Columnist tells you this

Sports

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MADE Paper’s Guide to Kickoff

WORDS Nick Hines PHOTOS Courtesy of Instagram — follow the tigers @autigersfootball // follow the tide @alabamafbl August is here and with it comes cooler weather, fall camp for college football teams around the country, and more importantly another college football season.  In fact, Alabama and Auburn will start fall practices about the time this





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