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Kentucky Derby vs. Indy 500: Which Race Is Best?

by David Moss. Posted Apr 29th 2014 12:22 PM
Kentucky Derby and Indianapolis 500
Kentucky Derby/Sam English and Indianapolis 500/Bret Kelley
In May, travelers in search of Americana, booze and racing have two iconic options: the Kentucky Derby (May 3) and the Indianapolis 500 (May 25). If you're overwhelmed by trying to pick one to attend, we've matched these two classic American races head-to-head in a contest for your time and money. And they're off!
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Shakespeare at 450: 5 Unique Spots to See The Bard's Works

by Graham Shelby. Posted Apr 23rd 2014 11:32 AM
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Today, William Shakespeare lovers celebrate the 450th anniversary of the immortal's Bard's birth. We thought we'd join in by showcasing some out-of-the-ordinary ways to experience the work of the man who wrote, "All the world's a stage."
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5 U.S. Cities Pope Francis Should Visit

by Graham Shelby. Posted Feb 27th 2014 11:44 AM
Vatican, Rome, Italy. 19th February 2014. General Audience of 19 February 2014 - Pope Francis drinks the mate offered by a pilgr
The pope is coming.

That's the word, anyway. There's no official confirmation (otherwise it'd be The Word), but recent reports have stated that Pope Francis may be planning his first papal visit to the United States. He'll likely attend the Vatican-sponsored World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia in September 2015 with a possible stop in New York to address the United Nations.

Here's hoping the pontiff takes the opportunity to see a little more of the country during his visit. These five cities are good fits.
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Discover Something New at Home in Louisville

by Zach Everson. Posted Dec 17th 2013 11:00 AM
Louisville hasn't changed much since your last visit (if it had, it wouldn't really be Louisville). The biggest difference: national and international media have caught on to what a gem the city is. One change you'll want to note is that the city finally loosened its liquor laws to allow for boozy Sunday-morning brunches.
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Meet the Flavorman

by Elaine Glusac. Posted Jul 30th 2013 11:00 AM
Dave Dafoe Flavorman

Among the refreshments offered to students at Moonshine University in Louisville, Kentucky, cans of bourbon Coke stand out, first because the drink tastes like a powerful whiskey and cola and second because it's nonalcoholic. It's just a little something flavor maniac Dave Dafoe whipped up for fun.

"I want to flavor the world!" laughed Dafoe, not entirely joking as about 20 students -- ranging from veteran local bartenders to thirsty tourists -- file into a former mechanic's-garage-turned-booze-school known as the Distilled Spirits Epicenter.
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