Category Archives: Lifestyle

Deo Gratias: A Conservative Looks at Thanksgiving

By Nick Rago Thanksgiving is by its very nature a feast of reflection, of appreciation and of gratitude for all we have, all we have been blessed with. As we reflect on the past few years in America, we realize … read more »

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Let’s Talk Turkey (…and What Wine Goes With It)

With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, it’s time to ask, once again, “Which wines go with a Thanksgiving dinner?” There are no hard and fast turkey pairing rules, just plenty of options. The challenge with the upcoming feast isn’t pairing wine with … read more »

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New Blues: Thorbjørn Risager & The Black Tornado’s ‘Too Many Roads’

Thorbjørn Risager & The Black Tornado — Too Many Roads *** (out of 4 stars) Label: Ruf Records Of all the Danish blues artists I’ve encountered, Thorbjørn Risager & The Black Tornado are my favorite. They prove once and for … read more »

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The 2014 US Open: Things We’ll Miss (& Things We Won’t)

Yes, we know that the U.S. Open is still going. But with the women’s final obviously going to Serena, and with the men’s final freeing up our need to watch tennis on Monday night, it’s time to publish this piece … read more »

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ACHING FOR CHANGE IN NEW YORK TIMES’ TENNIS COVERAGE

Here we go again. Just when the tennis world is in New York City, the good old New York Times comes out with tennis coverage that is embarrassing in its attempt to ignore the beauty of the sport while fulfilling … read more »

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At This Point, The US OPEN Semifinalists Just Might Be…

As usual, it’s all about The Big 3: Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. And since it’s 2014, we’ll throw Stan Wawrinka in there as the Rafa replacement (who won’t be playing in this year’s US Open, due to … read more »

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The ‘PopSocks’ Tennis Doubles Dream Team Maintains Their Perfect Record

American Jack Sock and Canadian Vasek Pospisil achieved yet another victory as a doubles team on Tuesday. It was their eleventh win, out of eleven matches played, so far. Not a bad percentage, especially for a team that had never … read more »

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BB&T Atlanta Open Final Results: Sock& Pospisil in Doubles, Isner in Singles

American Jack Sock and Canadian Vasek Pospisil, the pair who recently won the Wimbledon doubles title, are 2-for-2 as a team as far as tournaments go, after defeating Steve Johnson (USA) and Sam Querrey (USA) 6-3, 5-7, 10-5 to win … read more »

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It’s An All-American BB&T Atlanta Open Semifinal: Jack Sock Vs. John Isner

In almost perfect tennis-playing conditions at the BB&T Atlanta Open, American Jack Sock defeated Lukas Lacko of Slovakia in straight sets, 7-6(6), 6-2, in a quarterfinal match. It was the first meeting between the two players. With Sock being broken … read more »

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BB&T ATLANTA OPEN – Thursday Results & Friday Schedule

Thiemo de Bakker is making the most of his lucky loser opportunity at the BB&T Atlanta Open as he upset the No. 2 seed and world No. 17, Kevin Anderson, 6-4, 7-5 to advance to Friday’s quarterfinal, when he will … read more »

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