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Fighting and Politics

Fighting and Politics

This past weekend, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez knocked out Amir Khan in the fifth round of their pseudo-middleweight championship fight. I say “pseudo” for two reasons: 1) Alvarez has rarely defended his middleweight title at the actual limit of 160 pounds, opting instead to use his considerable drawing power and subsequent negotiating muscle to mandate catch […]

Beer Etiquette

Beer Etiquette

It’s Craft Beer Week here in Madison, Wisconsin, and I help run a very popular craft beer bar close to the downtown area. Ironically, I probably drink way less during this week than any other week out of the year, because when you’re surrounded 24/7 by something that you love, you tend to resent anything […]

Celebrity Influence

Celebrity Influence

By now I’m sure you’ve heard of the Public Securities and Private Facility Act that North Carolina recently signed into law. Colloquially referred to as the “bathroom law,” it essentially mandates that a person must use the public restroom corresponding to the designated gender on their birth certificate. For most of us, that’s just reinforcing […]