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America's 10 Best Brewery Tours

<i>By Tom White for the Orbitz Travel Blog</i><p>This St. Patrick's Day, the focus might be on the quantity of beer imbibed versus the quality. But with upward of 3,000 craft breweries now brewing in the U.S., there's no shortage of places to go to get a behind-the-scenes look and sample something special, …

Beer

ReDISCover Your Own Music Collection

Posted By Mitch on Feb 26, 2015 in Featured, Music<p>Digital music files, streaming content and high-speed internet connections have done incredible …

Holiday Countdown #1

Posted By Jeff on Dec 25, 2014 in Music<p>Well Merry Christmas world. I sit here watching A Christmas Story for the 10th time today and look to pen the …

Legend or Lame Vol. 1 - Sting (part 2)

Posted By Jeff on Mar 1, 2015 in Featured, Music<p>To quickly recap round 1 C. Smith took round one of the Legend or Lame dispute by providing us with a …

Music

Returning to Kilimanjaro

Posted By C. Smith on Mar 7, 2015 in Featured, Travel<p>Five years ago this week, I was climbing Kilimanjaro.<p>With a little luck and a whole bunch of …

Mountaineering

Legend or Lame Vol. 1 - Sting (final judgement)

Posted By Jeff on Mar 8, 2015 in Featured, Music<p>For two rounds we here at Forum Magnum have waged a heated debate about Sting and whether or not he …

Music

29 Great Performances By Robin Williams

From Mork and Mindy to Dead Poets Society, Aladdin to Good Will Hunting, and The Birdcage to The Crazy Ones, we will never see the likes of him again. Williams died at age 63 on Aug. 11.

Why Curves is One of the Most Powerful Tools in Photoshop

To a novice photographer, Photoshop can seem daunting with its countless tools. To many experienced photographers, Photoshop’s curves can bring …

ESPN.com: Page 2 : Which 'Rocky' is the real champ?

<b>By Bill Simmons</b><br>Page 2 columnist<p>It isn't just that Rocky Balboa has been part of my life for 25 years ... it's that I can't remember life without …

Boxing

50 Resources to Help You Create Customers for Life

<i>Gregory Ciotti is the marketing director at Help Scout. This post originally appeared on the Helpscout blog.</i><p>Earning customer loyalty is an uphill battle, but it is always worth the effort.<p>You’ve seen the data: the Harvard Business School report that showcased how, on average, increasing customer …

Jack in the Box

The unlikely, semi-terrific, possibly problematic return of ‘24’<p>It was the clock that started it. As detailed in Alan Sepinwall’s exhaustive <i>The</i> …

Whatever Happened to Music Rivalries?

A lifelong Oasis fan comes to terms with a bitter enemy: Damon Albarn<p>Last week I conducted a radical musical experiment: I listened to a Damon Albarn …

Even Chandler Parsons' Exemplary Team Spirit Not Enough to Unite Divided Rockets

PORTLAND, Oregon — Just as much as Daryl Morey up in the front office, Chandler Parsons has been building the team from the ground up.<p>Too bad Parsons remains so alone down on the court in understanding the next step: After the big names come together on the roster, it must be more than ever all …

Kanye Asks Franco and Rogen to Recreate ‘Bound 2’ Parody at Wedding

Last November, James Franco and Seth Rogen turned their bromance into a viral sensation with “Bound 3,” a hilarious shot-for-shot parody of Kanye …

NBA Playoffs Preview

Relax, it’s just a breakdown of the first round<p>Happy Playoffs Eve! Hug your loved ones, watch a movie (<i>Gravity</i> will still be good on television, …

How D'Angelico Guitars Is Forcing A Comeback (In Both Music And Business)

It’s not every day that a storied brand get’s resuscitated after years of slumber. That seems to be what’s in store for D’Angelico Guitars—a much respected American instrument company that’s essentially been in a coma for the past 50 years since its founder’s passing. Now three new owners are …

Neil Young on PonoMusic, the Third Biggest Kickstarter Project of All Time

Back in 2012, when legendary musician Neil Young started talking about Pono–his effort to build a portable player with an emphasis on audio quality …

Why Los Angeles Lakers Need to Let Pau Gasol Walk

Saying goodbye to Pau Gasol won't be easy for the Los Angeles Lakers, so it's best if they start now and never look back.<p>In a few months' time, Gasol will enter free agency, at which point the Lakers are expected to let him walk.<p>But wait. Maybe not.<p>"There’s great interest in re-signing Pau back,” …

The Long Kiss Goodbye: The Search for Vinnie Vincent

Smyrna, Tennessee, is not a likely place to find a guitar god, or anyone in particular, which meant it was just about perfect for Vinnie Vincent. For …

Bill and Jalen’s NBA Playoff Previews

Can the Heat three-peat? What's at stake for Kevin Durant? Will Indiana bounce back? And how pathetic is the Eastern Conference? Bill Simmons and …

NBA Awards Season

Another year of basketball is just about in the books, so here is a look at one man’s ballot<p>Another overlong regular season is about over, meaning …

em>The Office</em> Is Now a Database of Human Emotion

<i>The Office</i> was built on referential humor, but its biggest trademark was its signature, silent cutaway shot. So after cataloguing every pop culture …