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Ty Cobb

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2014

    Five Songs That Show Soundgarden's Versatility

    Soundgarden is one of those bands that has been unfortunately pigeonholed by their era and their scene. They emerged in the late '80s as a promising new metal band before they got scooped up in the grunge movement following Nirvana's big break in 1991. No matter what, though, they were always the we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2014

    Craig Biggio, Jeff Bagwell, and the Moral Scolds of the Baseball Hall of Fame

    I've been to the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown. It's a nice place, tucked in the middle of a small, picturesque town in a hard-to-get-to part of New York. You can get lost for hours in the museum, looking at the artifacts of the game's past, being amazed at how the game's grown, mo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2013

    Soundgarden at Bayou Music Center, 5/24/2013

    Soundgarden Bayou Music Center May 24, 2013 See more of Soundgarden and their long-suffering local fans in our slideshow. Grunge sounded old even when it was new. This misbegotten mutation of metal and alt-rock tapped into such primordial angst and soul-suffering it seemed world-weary even as band ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2013

    Why Is Ray Lewis Worshipped and Barry Bonds Vilified?

    Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis announced last week that he was retiring from football. ESPN immediately signed him to a contract to become one of their analysts on their nearly unwatchable pre and post-game shows. Commentators, many of whom appear to have never seen Lawrence Taylor play, stat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2012

    Roger Clemens, Steroids, and the Baseball Morality Police

    There are still a lot of people upset about last week's Roger Clemens verdict. Sure, most of the people appear to be sportswriters and not actual tax-paying citizens, but that's beside the point. Sportswriter Ken Rosenthal and his baseball-reporting pals see the whole thing as a travesty of justice ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2009

    A Christmas Carol: The Best And Worst Versions

    There's no use trying to hide it -- we're a sucker for A Christmas Carol. Any version of it can grab our attention; we've read the original countless times; the magic is always there.Charles Dickens was in somewhat dire straits. His wife was pregnant yet again, and the serialization of Martin Chuzzl ... More >>

  • News

    September 10, 2009
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    August 28, 2009

    The Alabama Bookstop Remembered By 14-year Employee John Cramer

    Photo by Jim Parsons​With the exception of legendary one-eyed bookseller Jim Brown, nobody knows the soon-to-shutter Alabama Bookstop better than John Cramer. The curmudgeonly guitarist in local psych-rock bands the Mike Gunn and Project Grimm worked there - mostly as the receiving manager - ... More >>

  • Film

    January 13, 2005

    Not Rockne

    A worthy actor rides the bench in the listless Coach Carter

  • Film

    September 23, 2004

    Shallow Pop

    Bernie Mac needs three more hits. He won't likely find one here.

  • Film

    January 19, 1995
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    July 28, 1994

    The Boy Who Knew Too Much

    Another Grisham thriller hits the screen, with middling results

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