Author: Dwain

Brew Coup: Asheboro, NC

Welcome to another edition of Brew Coup: your guide to America’s best breweries to visit when traveling! Today we are doing a quickie on a cool little town I stumbled upon while driving from Charlotte to Durham recently: Asheboro, North

Posted in Beer, North Carolina

Brew Coup: Charlotte, NC (NoDa)

Welcome to another edition of Brew Coup: your guide to America’s best breweries to visit when traveling! After my adventure in Charlotte’s South End, I headed north to the NoDa neighborhood at the recommendation of a friendly Uber driver. “These

Posted in Beer, Charlotte, North Carolina

Brew Coup: Charlotte, NC (South End)

Welcome to Brew Coup: your guide to America’s best breweries to visit when traveling! It was 7AM on a Thursday morning and I was browsing flights on my phone when I noticed a ridiculously cheap fare to Charlotte, NC. The

Posted in Beer, Charlotte, North Carolina

Now! That’s What Dwain Calls Music 2016 Edition

To quote the great Stefon, “this list has everything: country music, an indie cover of Paul Simon, raucous rock, bad ass ladies jamming, something that sounds a lot like Air Supply but I swear isn’t and is good, some tracks

Posted in Media Binge, Music

The Adventures of Balder the Brave Bear (and His Pet Boy, Barnabas)

In the magical land of Alizarin, bears can talk, and dance, and juggle. When Balder, a star performing bear, discovers that the rest of his circus has disappeared, he is determined to find his way back to his troupe. He

Posted in My Books, Portfolio

Media Binge: 100 great things about 2015

Here are 100 things from pop culture I loved in 2015 (in no particular order): (some potential spoilers below) 1. Furiosa 2. Finally watching Broadchurch 3. Anytime Ron Funches is on @Midnight 4. Getting to see Ron Funches live 5.

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Media Binge – My Favorite Music of 2015

It’s that time again! Here are the songs I was obsessed with in 2015: “Nobody Really Cares If You Don’t Go To The Party” by Courtney Barnett (This whole album, called “Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just

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Media Binge – My Favorite Music of 2014

It’s time for another edition of “NOW… That’s What Dwain Calls Music, 2014 edition” As per usual, these are the songs (20 this year) that I was obsessed with. They are in playlist order, not in any sort of 1-20

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Faith and Family: Remembering Father Tom

For Monsignor Tom Smith, faith and family were not just intertwined; they were the very same thing. Father Tom was my great-uncle, my grandfather’s oldest brother, our family patriarch, resident genealogist, and a constant reminder that family is more than

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Falcap, A Lady Thor, and Getting Over that “Superior” Nerd-Rage

Here’s how my day started yesterday: I got a text from my Dad at 9:47 that said “The new Thor is a woman?” To say dad’s not into comics is a bit of an understatement. So if he heard about

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