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Random Pic: Looking Up In City Hall

View from ground floor looking up in City Hall, Milwaukee, Wis.

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“I Didn’t Know That Was A Cover!” | Six Hit Songs And Their Less-Famous Predecessors

Besides provoking what must be social media’s longest, broadest, and in some cases most over-the-top collective wake (still in progress), Prince’s death served as a reminder to casual fans that the most popular version of a song isn’t always the … Continue reading

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Palermo Is A Real Rush

I almost cut short my visit to Palermo. It is an exhausting city. It is a noisy, dirty, chaotic, exhausting city. Motorbikes whiz past with reckless abandon, streets collect puddles of fish-water from frenzied seafood markets, garbage piles up on … Continue reading

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5 Reasons Why Sports Are More Important Than Politics

Are you tired of being told that the sports you watch are inconsequential and that athletes are overpaid? Sick of being lectured for not paying sufficient attention to the “issues that matter”? Good news: By ignoring the sad displays of … Continue reading

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Dave And Me

In the Summer of 1998, my dad and I packed our bags, hopped into his maroon Ford Taurus, and drove from Madison, Wisconsin to New York so that I could interview for an internship with the Late Show With David … Continue reading

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Can’t Choose A Country To Visit? Try An International Zone.

Any time you’re within the confines of an international airport, for instance at the duty free shop, you’re in an “international zone.” It’s a physical area governed by international law or by more than one nation, hence, the lack of … Continue reading

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Five Things I Learned From My Stay In Seville

When it comes to traveling in Spain, Madrid and Barcelona get most of the press. But if you have the time, make your way south to Seville, once one of the richest cities in Europe and today still an incredible … Continue reading

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Bacon Fat In Bratislava

The Slovakian capital of Bratislava might seem an unlikely stop for the Eastern European traveler. If you’re aiming to see the big league towns, such as Prague, Budapest, and Vienna, you might be inclined to skip Bratislava. No doubt this … Continue reading

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Super Bowl Geography

Which places have hosted the most Super Bowls? The fewest? Which teams have traveled the farthest to play in it? It’s time to take a look at the numbers behind the biggest traveling roadshow of them all. This Sunday, Super … Continue reading

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You Look Like You Could Use A Brief Post About Budapest

As you may have heard, Budapest was once two cities cut by the Danube River. Buda lies in the hillside and is a bit more “suburban.” Pest is the commercial center, flatter but with more activity, home of that big … Continue reading

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