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2008 Stories by Michelle Mathews

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  • Brick House

    published December 11, 2008

    The death of Richard Wright, founding member of Pink Floyd, in September reminded us that while classic rock is timeless, the actual rock bands... More >>

  • Have a Cuppa

    published November 20, 2008

    Afternoon tea encompasses the only things that are right with British cuisine: hot tea and scones. Forget bangers, faggots with gravy or spotted... More >>

  • Go Go Gourmet

    published October 16, 2008

    It's always good to feel good. And it's even better when you feel good because you're doing good. And guess what goes well with doing good? Eating... More >>

  • Runway Magic

    published October 9, 2008

    At the end of the summer, sports lovers nationwide gear up for fantasy football. Fans carefully draft their own teams, banking on a core of... More >>

  • Dancing Beyond

    published September 25, 2008

    Dancing Beyond Borders: the program that takes dance across the world to the areas where it's most needed, responding to dance emergencies with... More >>

  • Gone to the Dogs

    published September 18, 2008

    You think it's gross to let a dog get into a swimming pool, right? You cringe at the thought of all the loose hair, the muddy paws, the slobber.... More >>

  • Equal Pours

    published September 4, 2008

    It's difficult being different in the workplace. Maybe you love Pearl Jam and your colleagues think Pearl Jam blows. Or they laugh at your hybrid... More >>

  • Hey, Man, Can I Get $3?

    published August 28, 2008

    Who didn't spend many a freshman-year Friday night passed out and still clutching an empty bottle of Boone's Farm Strawberry Hill? Well, we... More >>

  • Green Is Our Signature Color

    published July 31, 2008

    The organic movement has laid claim to our lawns, our pantries and our laundry rooms. And now they're aiming for our closets. According to... More >>

  • Evolutianity

    published July 17, 2008

    It's surprising that Christianity didn't embrace the idea of evolution decades ago. Though they claim God is immutable, the church has had to... More >>

  • A Natural Buzz

    published May 22, 2008

    From junkies to casual users, nobody likes tainted drugs. When you end up with atropine-laced coke or smack contaminated with fentanyl, you just... More >>

  • Imagination Station

    published May 15, 2008

    Children seem inherently drawn to craftiness, which they express with crayons, construction paper, glitter, sidewalk chalk and, to the chagrin of... More >>

  • Fur Balls

    published May 1, 2008

    Here in the South, we know what it takes to make a hoedown—a great caller, a hot fiddler, 30 gallons of sweet... More >>

  • Driving For Boobies

    published April 17, 2008

    We don't have to go out of our way to spice up breast cancer; it already has two attention-grabbing words. Though, in truth, we'd much rather see... More >>

  • Giving Up The Goat

    published March 27, 2008

    Americans love meat—to the tune of 200 pounds per person in 2005, according to the USDA. You know you're eating meat when you're... More >>

  • Stage Flashes

    published February 28, 2008

    It wasn't until 1985 that America first heard the word "period" on television in reference to menstruation—thanks, Courteney Cox. Since then,... More >>

  • Takes a Lickin'

    published February 21, 2008

    The idea behind a deer lick is to lure in the suckers with the promise of tasty, fruit-flavored salt and minerals, let them grow big and strong... More >>

  • Matchmaker, Matchmaker

    published February 14, 2008

    Thinking about donating bone marrow makes me queasy. But so does a holiday filled with cheap stuffed animals and subpar chocolate. This February... More >>

  • Hey Nonna Nancy

    published January 17, 2008

    Don't get me wrong, I love my grandmother. And yet, I sometimes wish for a little Italian grandma. I imagine her always wearing her hair in a bun.... More >>

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