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Best of the Big O: 2019 Readers’ Choice – Personal Shopping and Services Winners

Best Barbershop The Beard & Mane – Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O Tight Cuts Barber Shop – Reader’s Choice Lauren @ Victor Victoria – Reader’s Choice Red Hot Barber Shop – Reader’s Choice Parlour 1887 – Reader’s Recommend Alliance barbershop and supply – Reader’s Refer CUVA CUTS – Reader’s Refer Lady Janes – […]

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‘Homecoming’

The Union for Contemporary Art presents a new solo exhibit, Angela Drakeford:Homecoming, opening July 11th. Installation artist and sculptor Drakeford examines the healing power of plants and the home garden as a sanctuary of healing and comfort. Building on personal memories, and a palette of real and artificial plants, period furniture, textiles and other domestic […]

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Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants by Michael Braunstein There’s an irony about the terms “alternative medicine” and “traditional medicine.” They are used exactly backwards. Ask the average American to describe “traditional” medicine and they’ll tell you it is the kind found at the behemoth hospital centers. It’s where  medical doctors use drugs, surgery and […]

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Whitney is Still Searching

Julien Erhlich, the lead singer and drummer of Whitney, was in a weird place when I caught up with him over the phone.  “I’m watching a children’s yoga class at a YMCA in Birmingham, Alabama,” said Ehrlich with a laugh that acknowledged how strange his predicament was. The band had a couple of hours before […]

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The Best of the Fest: Lollapalooza 2019 Wrap-Up

Best Set of the Weekend: Janelle Monáe Janelle Monáe wasn’t a headliner, but she should have been. The ArchAndroid’s set was an absolute masterclass in pop performance and showmanship. She didn’t take a break until the 30-minute mark of her set, effortlessly rolling through Dirty Computer standouts including “Crazy, Classic, Life” and “Django Jane” before […]

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You Can’t Die Laughing

You Can’t Die Laughing Healing with humor by Michael Braunstein “Laugh, laugh I thought I’d die…” In 1964, Norman Cousins lie dying at UCLA Medical Center. Doctors told him his disease was terminal and there was nothing they could do. They were only half right: There was nothing they could do. Cousins didn’t accept their […]

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Yes, Chef

Chef Brian O’Malley’s resume is a virtual timeline of positive impact and service to the culinary community. From establishing the Annual Culinary Awards in 2006, to the recent relaunching of the Open Kitchen Program as director of Culinary Arts at Metropolitan Community College, O’Malley believes in the work of not only educating, but supporting the […]