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Easy Access Comes At A Price

Barnes & Noble’s new board game section is now fully stocked with some great games, including Settlers of Catan, Agricola and Arkham Horror, but the great selection comes at a price. A really, really high price. You might find the game you want at B&N, but you won’t find a bargain.

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Hog Haus Nails Oktoberfest

Locally made but world-class good Wamp’s Wisdom Brewmaster Mehmet Kadiev at Hog Haus Brewing Co. on Dickson Street in Fayetteville really nailed this year’s Oktoberfest seasonal lager. It pours a

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Leave room for dessert

I made sure to leave room for dessert, which wasn’t easy. I asked for the chocolate creme brulee and was told that all they had was the Godiva creme brulee. When I was asked if that was OK, I giggled a little because you could put Godiva liqueur on a slice of cooked liver and almost convince me to eat it. Almost.

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News of the Weird

Playboy magazine has long published an audio edition, and the Library of Congress produces a text edition in Braille. However, as a Houston Chronicle reporter learned in August, a Texas organization (Taping for the Blind) goes one step further, with volunteer reader Suzi Hanks actually describing the photographs — even the Playmates and other nudes.

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SPECIAL BEST-OF EDITION — Dear Mexican: What is it with the Mexican hang-up on body parts?

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Pier Pressure

I got laid off when my company relocated. I was unemployed for 10 months while I tried unsuccessfully to find a job. During this time, my wife resented that she was working and I was “off.” She’d criticize the housework I did, saying I never dusted or swept well enough.

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A Different Difference Day

Birthday wish: I’d like to take a quick column-inch to wish a Happy Birthday to Kim Scott! It’s my column and I can say what I want to … say

Risa's Astrology


Libra is moving swiftly toward Scorpio, sign of money and resources held in common. Libra prepares for Scorpio by providing us with the ability to see and choose between two realities — the past, old habits and desires, or the future, new values, structures, archetypes.


Start Throwing Oscars At Fincher

Will you be my friend? This sentiment is simple enough, but it also serves as the driving force behind Facebook, one of the most successful internet companies ever.

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Hop In The El Camino

I’ve never been a big fan of the ever-present beans and rice served at Mexican restaurants, but beans with green salsa in it? Totally awesome.