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Super Bowl XLVIII, by the Numbers

  “Seriously?” I asked John Kiernan as we sat in the lounge waiting for Sunny Brown to begin her second comedy set.  “Seriously.  1.25 billion.” “Who would have thought so many chicken wings would be consumed in one day?” “It’s … Continue reading

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No Rules, Just Pickles

 The Cobalt Club recently had occasion to participate in the quest for Birmingham’s best fried pickles.  The search was initiated by Magic City artist Sarah Miller, a frequent patron and former employee of the club who publishes a bouncy little … Continue reading

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The More Things Change…

Mandy Shunnarah, Scott Wilson, and Wade Smith stalked into the library and surrounded the arachnid chair. I ventured a “good evening” as I looked up from an inscribed copy of Billie Thomas’ Murder on the First Day of Christmas. The … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Cobalt Club. Have a chair.

As corny as it probably sounds, I’ve often wished it could be possible to hang out at some my favorite fictional settings. Nero Wolfe’s brownstone, for example, on West 35th Street in Manhattan. Philo Vance’s penthouse on East 38th. The … Continue reading

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