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By jeno | Jul 3, 2020 | 0 Comments
Grilling Tips and Tricks

Do you have grill anxiety? Whether you’re barbecuing for the family or a small holiday weekend gathering, the pressure to perform is real. This year you can relax and have some fun, because we’ve found some quick and easy grilling tips and tricks for your 4th of July barbecue! These life-hacks will surely make you […] Read More

“Ferris Bueller” Cast Reunites on Josh Gad Series

By tstryker | Jul 2, 2020 | 0 Comments
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Josh Gad’s “Reunited Apart” series on YouTube has been great viewing in recent months and this week was no exception as the episode with the “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” cast was a home run (“Sa-wing, batta…”). I’m trying to ignore the fact that Alan Ruck (Cameron) turned 64 this week and was 30 when the […] Read More

Celebs Do Homemade Remake of “The Princess Bride”

By tstryker | Jun 30, 2020 | 0 Comments
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Some of your favorite stars have remade one of your favorite movies. Jack Black, Common, Josh Gad, Jennifer Garner, Neil Patrick Harris, Joe Jonas, Keegan Michael-Key, Rainn Wilson and others assume the classic roles (and sometimes multiple roles) in the homemade remake of “The Princess Bride.” Directed by Jason Reitman and streaming on Quibi now, […] Read More

Halsey Releasing Book of Poetry

By tstryker | Jun 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

Already more than a little busy with #BlackCreatorsFund on Twitter, studying for the bar exam…and of course, music; Halsey somehow finds time for another project: poetry. Her original collection, “I Would Leave Me If I Could,” is now available for preorder. It delves into thoughts of doomed relationships, family ties, mental illness, and sexuality. “I […] Read More

Kurt Cobain’s “MTV Unplugged” Guitar Breaks Auction Records

By tstryker | Jun 23, 2020 | 0 Comments
Photo by Brett Sayles from Pexels

In the Venn diagram of our youth and MTV actually playing music-related content, “MTV Unplugged” was a memorable point in the middle. It spanned genres and generations; Tori Amos to Aerosmith, Bob Dylan to Duran Duran. A high-water mark in the series was Nirvana’s 1993 stint, showcasing the band in a mellower set and marking […] Read More

New School Year Begins Taking Focus with DPI Guidelines

By tstryker | Jun 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

Summer break is still officially in its early days (even if your kids have been home for months), but you could already be curious how the fall semester will look at your kid’s school. The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) issued “Education Forward” guidelines Monday. They bring fall into focus and give initial insight […] Read More

Juneteenth Celebrated Locally

By tstryker | Jun 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

Juneteenth is a holiday gaining awareness but is by no means a recent development. In fact, it’s been generations in the making. Celebrations continue this afternoon locally and you can learn more from this link to the 715 Newsroom and also Facebook:

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Hilarious Nashville Public Library PSA Goes Viral

By tstryker | Jun 18, 2020 | 0 Comments

Public service announcements, or PSAs, are by nature more informative than entertaining. Nashville Public Library managed to nail both with “Curb Side Baby.” Set to the tune of the guilty pleasure “Ice Ice Baby” by Vanilla Ice, NPL staff and friends of the library rapped the pick-up and drop-off guidelines with puppets. Have a look […] Read More

“Great British Bake Off” Host Sells Ed Sheeran Painting for Over $1k

By tstryker | Jun 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

Art is subjective. That’s the beauty of it, even when it’s not immediately obvious to the eye. Someone apparently saw the appeal of an Ed Sheeran portrait, painted by Noel Fielding; best known to us in America as co-host of The Great British Bake Off. It sold for the equivalent of about $1,100 USD and […] Read More

UPS Honors Local Drivers with Family Day

By tstryker | Jun 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

The local UPS distribution center in Altoona honored its drivers Friday morning with Family Day, a way for friends and families to show support and thank the company’s drivers. Dozens did just that, making signs and cheering for drivers as they started their routes. The Altoona Fire Department dropped by to give kids (and a […] Read More