Portland has become a foodie mecca through it's stubborn attachment to locally sourced foods and close knit culinary community. Some say this is undeserved and the creation of travel writers looking for the New New Thing that doesn't exist in Brooklyn. No matter the reason, GQ Magazine has a nice article on the Scene.
What's a little revionist history between friends? Plenty according to Edward Rothstein who pays a visit to Virginias Museum of the Confederacy. What is the South now anyway? Mass media has destroyed the quaint pockets of regionalism in this country and Atlanta could be Seattle albeit with better grits.
P. J O'Rourke, who has been in hiding while battling rectal cancer, is back with a new book called Holidays In Heck but it pales in comparison to his earlier work writes Bill Scheft in this review.
Looking to book a cruise but tired of shuffleboard and long buffet lines? If you get an extra 60k then you could take a dive to see the Titanic in April as this article details.
RIP legendary guitarist Hubert Sumlin who was Howling Wolfs main man. Check out this YouTube interview where he recounts his glory days.
The Flaming Lips have teamed up with og primal screamer Yoko Ono for a Christmas song thats sure to scare the bejesus out of the kids. Listen to it here courtesy of Pitchfork.