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The Slice archive for July 8, 2011

FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2011

'Friday Night Lights'

I had read the book long ago and was sure the movie would be terrible. It wasn't. But I was certain the TV series would be a total joke. Wrong again. It was one of the best shows ever. At least that's how I saw…

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Let the weekend commence 

Near the end of my bike ride home from work, I detected the unmistakable smell of burning charcoal. First thought: Ah, one side of the sacred summer-aroma triangle -- the other two being fresh-cut grass and chlorine. Second thought: Already? It's not even 3 o'clock.…

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We need to do more to promote the falls 

That's what Slice reader Meredith Elsensohn says. And I agree with her. How many cities have a cataract of that magnitude right downtown? This isn't the first time Meredith has shared that opinion with me. On April 3, 2007, The Slice column noted her feelings…

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Here's how not to start the day 

Glanced at today's print Slice and noticed I had written "picked herring" where I intended to say "pickled herring." I'm hoping that's not an omen for how the day is going to proceed. Picked herring? Sort of makes you picture migrant laborers leaning over the…

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