February 19 2013

. February 19, 2013.
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Do you know where your beer’s been?

Despite the seemingly endless supply of beer choices and the onslaught of little guy craft brewers, a few big beer companies have been busy getting bigger over the last few decades. NPR offers a handy beer map highlighting two brewski companies and their 210 brands worldwide. read more

 

Olympian darling’s bloody valentine

 Oscar Pistorius, dubbed “Blade Runner” by the internet, is accused of killing his girlfriend last week, supposedly over texts from an ex-boyfriend. According to USA Today, “Oscar Pistorius sobbed as his affidavit was read in court Tuesday in Pretoria, saying he was “filled with horror and fear” when he mistook girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp for an intruder and accidentally shot and killed her.”
 
Blade Runner rose to fame as the double-amputee-silver-medal-winning-sprinter during the 2012 Summer Olympics. The case grows stranger as Pistorius began giving his side of the story Tuesday. Besides losing his girlfriend, Nike has also canceled their sponsorship deal with Pistorius. read more

 

Monday, Monday

Think your Monday is the pits? It could always be worse. Buzzfeed offers the “33 Most Deeply Upsetting Food Surprises.” read more

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Estar Cohen Lives Fully in All The Moments of Music

“can’t hold on // I can feel time as it bends…” Just some lyrics from a composition called “Endings” by award-winning jazz vocalist Estar Cohen; and this propulsive image aptly fits for her music career, as each year since her 2015 graduation from the University of Toledo has gotten busier, faster, more exciting. You can

Monticello Van Odom – ‘In My Mind’

An essential way to craft a resonant piece of music is to unpack the existential pondering, the fleeting but insistent anxieties, the hard truths and easy reminders, that are swimming around up inside the head of the songwriter. The sublimity of Saline-based folk/Americana artist Monticello Van Odom‘s album is in how its spilling out all

Heavy Color’s River Passage

Toledo’s future beat/psy-jazz/hybrid electro duo Heavy Color recently premiered a new music video that commemorates an inspiring musical odyssey charted by one of its songwriters back in 2015. The group formed several years ago around the collaborations of Ben Cohen and Sam Woldenberg. Their Toledo’s answer to cerebral ambient electronica acts like Four Tet, Caribou,

Green Book is Worth the Trip

An elite black pianist tours the segregated south with a white roughneck chauffeur. Green Book combines two crowd-pleasing formulas—the road movie and the true story—with two stellar lead actors, Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali. Mortensen plays Tony Lip, a white, working class second-generation Italian-American from the Bronx who works as a nightclub bouncer. Ali plays