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Smoke, Meat, and Heat: Expanding the definition of barbecue

Summer is the season of crabs, of ice cream, of firing up the grill, of deliciously tender barbecue full of flavor that explodes in your mouth and sends meat juices dripping down your hands. And now, the height of summer, seems like the perfect time to celebrate barbecue and its smoky, tender variations....

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  • Fast Foodie: An existential rumination on what qualifies as fast food

    Fast Foodie: An existential rumination on what qualifies as fast food

    Hello, fellow fast-food enthusiasts. I must take this time to address issues with the previous column on my excitement about a new Popeye's opening down the street from my house. Several readers took exception with my characterization of the city's fast-food scene. In the column, I lamented the...

  • High Life: Pax Baltimorona

    High Life: Pax Baltimorona

    I first thought of writing about vaporizers because the technology was changing so quickly (and because I was an aging, weak-lunged stoner trying to get away from so much combustion). The gulf between the first bulky or dangerous vaporizers I used and the new models was immense, so I wanted to...

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'I Am Cuba,' a masterpiece of commie melodrama

There are many ambitious set pieces in this Soviet-Cuban communist-humanist epic and you've probably heard about a few of them, such as the epic single take in which the camera whirls all around a party full of American tourists at a Cuban hotel that starts on the roof and follows partying men...More

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