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A ‘Weird Artist in a Dirty Bus’ Has a 48-State Roadmap to Thwart Negativity in Craft Beer

A ‘Weird Artist in a Dirty Bus’ Has a 48-State Roadmap to Thwart Negativity in Craft Beer

Heidi Geist doesn’t have what people would typically refer to as a home base. This has always been true. As a kid, her family bounced across the American West. When she finally landed in Maine as an adult, she found herself seeking a new horizon about once a year. “I’m not attached to anything,” she […]

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Drag Queens, Labor Rights, and the Cruel Power Dynamics of Gay Nightlife

Drag Queens, Labor Rights, and the Cruel Power Dynamics of Gay Nightlife

In less than a decade, drag has gone from late-night sideshow act to mainstream art, covered in the world’s most esteemed publications. A queer renaissance — heralded by shifting social norms, changing fashion trends, and one particularly notable TV show — is creating an entertainment boom that bars, nightclubs, and programming managers are eager to […]

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How Spain’s ‘Potato Jesus’ Inspired an Award-Winning Wine

How Spain’s ‘Potato Jesus’ Inspired an Award-Winning Wine

Beauty may be subjective, but when an amateur artist in Borja, Spain single-handedly ruined a painting of Jesus Christ beyond repair in 2012, it was obvious. We’ve all made mistakes in public, but this one was bad — really bad. Until it wasn’t. In fact, this error transformed an obscure work of art into an international […]

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10 Things You Should Know About Absolut Vodka

10 Things You Should Know About Absolut Vodka

Even if you don’t drink vodka, you’re probably familiar with Absolut, thanks to its ridiculously successful marketing campaign. Even if you do drink Absolut, there are probably more than a few things you don’t know about the product, or the company itself. From a surprising level of environmental awareness to ancient water sources to that […]

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Wine Labels Are Little White Lies With Enormous Implications

Wine Labels Are Little White Lies With Enormous Implications

To enjoy buying and drinking wine means we have to willfully succumb to certain fictions. We pretend, for instance, that we know what the juice inside the bottle will taste like. We do so based on visual clues from the words and art we see on the label, or if we previously tasted another bottle […]

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10 Things You Should Know About Tito’s Vodka

10 Things You Should Know About Tito’s Vodka

On a shelf of glitzy vodka bottles that look like they were designed specifically for making bad choices at a nightclub, Tito’s stands out. (Or actually, with its humble brown label and lack of whipped cream or cotton candy flavors, it tends to not stand out.) A multi-billion-dollar “small batch” brand, Tito’s is now the […]

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