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Sneakerheads: A Brief History of Sneaker Collecting

For many of us, buying a pair of sneakers is a chore. But for a sneaker collector, there’s no greater joy than a fresh pair of kicks. Here’s a look at this growing subculture, whose members are proud to call themselves “sneakerheads.” From B-Boys to Sneakerheads Sneaker collecting got its start in the late 1970s [...]

11 Reasons Athletes Change Their Names

Lakers star Ron Artest made waves this summer when he announce he was changing his name to Metta World Peace. Although it’s one of the more extreme moves, it’s far from the first time an athlete has adopted a strange name. Here are 11 great (and not-so-great) reasons athletes make the switch. 1. To get more [...]

Deep Fried Strawberries

Get in my mouth! But first, dunk yourself in chocolate. Granted, this isn’t as classy as deep fried butter and deep fried beer, but hey, I’ll try anything once. There’s a recipe by Bellalimento at the link. Link via Craft

Nothing Compares 2 Prince’s Fridge

So Minneapolis-based food magazine/blog The Heavy Table came up with a great idea: to take a look inside celebrities’ refrigerators. First up: Prince. Although it took them eight months to get a look inside Prince’s fridge, they got the scoop*. And, let me tell you, what they found inside that fridge cements Prince’s legacy as [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Strange College Traditions

Most colleges have a campus-specific tradition or two that you simply must participate in before you graduate. Here are a few of them – be sure to leave a comment and tell us what your college or alma mater does! 1. Naked Quad Run – Tufts University, Medford, MA. I don’t need a special day to [...]

The Evolution of the Sneaker

1. Plimsolls: Kicking it Old School Plimsolls put the town shoemaker out of business. As the first mass-produced shoes, plimsolls were crafted on an assembly line using canvas and vulcanized rubber. But don’t let the “inspected by No. 35″ tag fool you. These mid-19th century kicks were so crude that they didn’t even differentiate between the [...]