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Mayer-Schönberger & Cukier, Big Data


Books
You don’t need a sophisticated algorithm or large database to calculate how many pennants (zero) that Billy “Moneyball” Beane has won in 15 years running the Oakland Athletics. But even if   More
 
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Behind the Volcano


Food Reviews & Stories
Only a few years ago, Montavilla’s reputation revolved around car lots and hookers. That stretch of 82nd Avenue is still a great place to find a 2008 Silverado, but on a recent Friday night, the   More
 
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Dry Stout (Breakside Brewery)


Drank
Breakside’s Dry Irish Stout is shockingly simple next to the brewery’s more exotic dark beers, which include Coconut Pumpkin Sweet Stout and a porter made with caraway, dill and fennel polle   More
 
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Leafer Madness (Beer Valley Brewing)


Drank
Beer Valley Brewing’s pot pun isn’t so ridiculous. The hop flowers used to embitter beer are cousins to cannabis, and the two Cannabaceae have plenty in common when they’re fresh and sticky. T   More
 
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Primer: The Presidents of the United States of America


Music Stories
Formed: In 1993, in Seattle. Sounds like: Early Green Day without the fat basslines or affected accents; the Cars without synthesizers; Cheap Trick without all the heavy sociopolitical commentary   More
 
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

The Woodsman Market


Food Reviews & Stories
Upon first glance, the main trade of the Woodsman Market, the concern Duane Sorenson has situated in a vacant storefront between his successful tavern and coffee roastery, seems to be a random a   More
 
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Bushwacker Cider: In Ciders


Bar Reviews
You have to respect the purity of purpose at Bushwacker Cider (1212 SE Powell Blvd., Suite D, 445-0577, bushwhackercider.com). It would be easy to broaden the comfortable, vaguely English pub’s    More
 
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Sahalie (The Ale Apothecary)


Drank
No matter how crafty they are, modern industrial-scale breweries can’t do things the old-fashioned way. The recipe and ingredients can match a 500-year-old Belgian formula, but when working wi   More
 
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Primer: Ben Folds Five


Music Stories
Formed: 1993 in Chapel Hill, N.C. Ended Sept. 11, 2001, the day leader Ben Folds’ first serious solo record, Rockin’ the Suburbs, came out. Re-formed a decade later to record a few songs. Folds,   More
 
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Ava-Garde

A user’s guide to Duane Sorenson’s offbeat Italian joint.


Food Reviews & Stories
Why was my beer coming in bottles? Tap handles hang behind the bar at Ava Gene’s, the new Italian restaurant from coffee kingpin Duane Sorenson, and the tables   More
 
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR
 

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