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One of my favorite summer activities here in Colorado is floating serenely down a front range river while sipping on one of my favorite beers. Oskar Blues IPA fits this bill perfectly in being my float along buddy; it is refreshing, multifaceted, and comes in a can (a must for river activities). After getting off...

In the life of a tree, 16 years isn’t a significant a stretch of time. In the world of music? It’s a span of geological scale. An eternity. And that’s how long it took the Avalanches to release Wildflower, the follow-up to their stunning debut, Since I Left You. Given the sophomore release’s excruciatingly long gestation,...

Hola mi Amigos! It is long past Cinco de Mayo, but that does not mean we can’t take a sip of a cocktail designed around the celebration. Now, up until five minutes ago, I was convinced that Cinco de Mayo was the Mexican equivalent of the Fourth of July, i.e. Mexican Independence Day, but after a quick Google search, I...

Summer is a hard time for cooking, especially in a Brooklyn apartment, because it’s so damn hot. I wish I could subsist only on salads and smoothies but it only goes so far. I try to make big portions of things so it lasts me for a few days and then I don’t have to make a sauna out of my kitchen too often. This is...

Now, I must admit, I consider myself a bit of an early adopter…but when it comes to much of my athletic gear, I like to stick to tried and true tools and methodologies. I still do much of my weightlifting with the same basic flat-soled converse I’ve had since my sophomore of college, which at this point are totally...