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  • Samuel Adams Brewery Tour

    Samuel Adams Brewery Tour
    There's usually something brewing in Boston, but, on Germania Street, there's something brewing all day. That's because American beer maker Samuel Adams, the Boston Beer with the patriotic poster boy, offers tours of their working brewery. Each year, tens of thousands of visitors travel through the iconic brewery, started by Jim Koch 25 years ago, to learn the secret to bottling success -- for starters, the hosts stress that Samuel Adams was no "Joe Six Pack". "He was a brewer and a patriot, and we love him because he's a symbol of independence" said Master Brewer Grant Wood, a 15 year vet of the company.
  • Not a five-and-dime operation

    Not a five-and-dime operation
    BENTONVILLE, Ark. — A French chef selling crepes from a food cart on an Arkansas city street may seem out of place, but business is very good for Crepes Paulette. It's about to get a lot better. The wagon is parked at the head of a scenic path...

    "Grant Wood: A Life" by R. Tripp Evans

    "Grant Wood: A Life" by R. Tripp Evans
    "Grant Wood: A Life" By R. Tripp Evans Knopf, $37.50, 432 pages Controversy attended Grant Wood's iconic and enigmatic painting "American Gothic" from its first public viewing, a juried exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1930. The depiction...

    'Art Institute' — in stitches

    'Art Institute' — in stitches
    The "Mona Lisa" is lying on the living room floor of a house in LaPorte, Ind. It was removed from the wall so that Barbara and Earl Miller could find room for another, larger painting, Edward Hopper's "Nighthawks." This "painting" and many others &#...

    Report: Marilyn Monroe statue is moving on to California

    Report: Marilyn Monroe statue is moving on to California
    If nothing else, Marilyn had legs. The crowds began posing beneath the 26-foot-tall Marilyn Monroe's billowing skirt from the moment that Seward Johnson's Forever Marilyn sculpture arrived in Pioneer Court in July, and they were doing so with just as...