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An Artistic Use for Old Cigarette Machines

When the hundreds of cigarette vending machines sitting in bars and restaurants all across the country became taboo – or downright illegal – the people behind Art-o-mat had a good idea about how to use them. Here’s a brief history from the organization’s website: The inspiration for Art-o-mat came to artist Clark Whittington while [...]

How Did Cameron Get an Indoor Stadium? The Names Behind 12 College Arenas

Now that college basketball season is in full swing, hoops fans are hearing a lot about teams’ home arenas during broadcasts. While it’s easy to figure out the origins of many of these namesake arenas—basketball fans surely know where Rupp Arena and the Dean Smith Center got their names—some aren’t as clear. Who was Cameron, [...]

Retail Store Grand Opening

Last week, we mentioned the Grand Opening of our new Ohio retail store and invited any Cleveland-area _flossers to stop on by. Stop on by you did—over 200 people paid Toby, Melanie, Nanette, Dana & Leo a visit this weekend, far exceeding (my) expectations. There were even readers waiting in the parking lot when Toby [...]