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American Distilling Institute Craft Spirits Competition 2015: Complete List of Winners

I helped judge some of these (though it was all blind, so I’m not entirely sure which ones), so if you don’t like the winners, you can go ahead and blame me. Congrats to the many winners at this year’s… Continue reading ? The post American Distilling Institute Craft Spirits Competition 2015: Complete List of Winners appeared first on Drinkhacker.

Spirit Guides

Excerpted from Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and The Way to a Meaningful Life by William Deresiewicz. Out Aug. 19, from Free Press. If you want a good education, you need to have good teachers. It seems ridiculous...Show More Summary

Get wasted at the National Archives! (But not really.)

The National Archives is ready to PARTY. Its newest exhibit, “Spirited Republic: Alcohol in American History,” running through early 2016, is all about the relationship between Americans and their beer, wine, rum, gin, liqueurs, cognac, brandy, vodka, bourbon, tequila, moonshine, cider, whisky, whiskey and rye. Show More Summary

Moonshine is the American Rebel Spirit

last weekNews : Reason

Moonshine evokes imagery of outlaw distillers practicing their craft by the light of the moon to evade the law. But Prohibition ended in 1933. Why are illegal moonshiners still a thing?  Jaime Joyce, author of Moonshine: A Cultural History of America's Infamous Liquor, sat down with Reason TV to discuss moonshine and its cultural history.   View this article.

A Native American Painter’s Modernist Exploits, Recognized at Last

last weekArts : Hyperallergic

MINNESOTA — Modern Spirit: The Art of George Morrison, now on view at the Minnesota History Center in Saint Paul, Minnesota, is a disarmingly beautiful exhibition.

Join the San Francisco World Spirits Competition by Mixing These Whisky Recipes at Home

Last year’s San Francisco World Spirits Competition reflected a serious industry boom in the realms of American Craft Whiskey, Gin and Single Malt Scotch, so naturally we can’t wait to see what this year has in store for us. Now that the 20... via

How Can We Recapture the Spirit of Community Engagement That Built America?

" Let each person do his or her part....For the American idea, though it is shared by all of us, is realized in each one of us." -- Barbara Jordan (American political and civil rights leader, 1936-1996) "Never doubt that a small group...Show More Summary

Gibney’s Steve Jobs documentary coming to theaters as Apple’s Eddy Cue calls it mean spirited and inaccurate

Little-known until its debut at SXSW this weekend, Oscar-winning documentarian Alex Gibney’s “Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine” has been picked up by Magnolia Pictures for a North American theatrical release, and CNN Films for television broadcasts, Deadline Hollywood reports today. Show More Summary

[Comic Preview] “Rebels” #1 From Dark Horse Comics

Next month, Dark Horse Comics will release “Rebels” #1, from Brian Wood  and Andrea Mutti. It’s an epic historical fiction that embodies the spirit of the American revolution like no other comic, has before. Wood has a proven track record for telling pulse pounding emotional stories, so enjoy this preview and get into his next […]

Why We Need Diversity in American Media

It was India's Republic Day and I was in full spirit gear -- well, as much as I could reasonably be on just another busy day of classes in college: orange and green nails and a light blue sweater. I walked to my classes with Hindi music blasting through my earphones, my each step infused with patriotism. Show More Summary

Americans Carve Their Initials Into the Collosseum, Another Airline Follow’s Spirit’s Path, and More Stories You Have to Read to Believe..

News and notes from around the interweb: What an Uber Driver Needs to Do to Maintain Good Ratings The tourists arrested for taking naked photos inside Cambodian temples have apparently inspired two California women who scratched their initials into the Colosseum in Rome. Show More Summary

Obama addresses Selma anniversary attendees: ‘Our march is not over’

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

US President Barack Obama rallied a new generation of Americans to the spirit of the civil rights struggle on Saturday, warning their march for freedom “is not yet finished.” In a forceful speech in Selma, Alabama on the 50th anniversary of the brutal repression of a peaceful protest,...

Obama to make call to action in Selma anniversary visit

3 weeks agoNews : The Newsroom

By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama will call on Americans to carry forward the spirit of the Civil Rights Movement on Saturday during a visit to Selma, Alabama, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of a march that sparked the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Show More Summary

Obama Invokes “Spirit of Selma” to Justify Replacing Black Workers With Illegal Immigrants

On 25 March 1965, Martin Luther King led thousands of nonviolent protesters to the steps of the capitol in Montgomery, Alabama, from Selma, Alabama to promote civil rights for black Americans. On Firday Barack Obama invoked the “spirit of Selma” … Continue reading ?

“With Malice Toward None, With Charity For All”

The spirit of Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address is as far removed from an American president landing on an aircraft carrier and announcing “Mission Accomplished” as…

Bruce Museum to offer evening hours and free admission in Spirit of Giving Back

4 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

After Hours at the Bruce Museum, a special program hosted by the Museum on Thursday, March 5, will offer evening gallery hours and a variety of activities ? including a chance to take a ?selfie? with an American Black Bear -- with free admission from 5:00 p.m. Show More Summary

Reports Say the Man Killed by LAPD on Sunday Is African

4 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Yes, serve and protect people who own property. American Spirit/Shutterstock LA Times is reporting that the man killed by the LAPD yesterday was an immigrant from Cameroon, a West African country. He lived in a tent. Some say he was killed because of his tent, which was up at a time of the day when tents are supposed to be down (between 6 a.m. Show More Summary

AMAZING VIDEO: When These Clydesdales Rescue A Semi, “Horsepower” Takes On A New Meaning

Budweiser uses Clydesdales in their ads not just because of their beauty but also because of their amazing strength and ability to inspire the American spirit. This video of these

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