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8 Celebrity Tactics For Responding to Fan Mail

In the days before the Internet, writing a letter to a celebrity and sending it out via snail mail was almost a rite of passage. Nearly everyone did it. As a kid, I wrote letters to my favorite athletes requesting autographs, and was always thrilled—and a little shocked—when I received a response back. But now, celebrities [...]

That’s One Way to Respond to a Complaint Letter

As someone born in Pittsburgh, it takes a lot for me to say anything nice about any Cleveland sports franchise. But even I have to give the Cleveland Browns organization their due for penning this hilarious response to a fan letter. While it’s difficult to say whether this is actually authentic, it’s way more fun [...]

Dietribes: Brownies

• By the beginning of the 20th century, chocolate (and tasty treats) were no longer just for the rich. The more aggressive promotion of chocolate to all Americans as well as lowered manufacturing costs were reflected in cookbooks and advertisements of the time, and of course the name “brownie” was directly related to its rich, deep [...]