The blog shortcut, August 26 edition

Chew on this.

Today in Cafe Society:The 10 manliest candies ever. • Chopsticks China Bistro won't move until September. • Our Weekly Bread: Gourmet Corner. • Chef and Tell: Troy Guard from TAG. • Hot dog! Biker Jim's Wednesday and weekly specials. • Sam Taylor's gets to the meatless of the matter.

Today in Backbeat Online:Q&A with John Eriksson of Peter Bjorn and John. • Last Night: Prog Nation at the Buell. • Beyond Playlist: Church of Misery and more. • Gregory Alan Isakov slated to tour with Ani DiFranco. • Keeping up with the Johnsons. • Download Arliss Nancy's new disc for free.

Today in The Latest Word:Channel 31 stars go from anchors to skank-ers. • Is Tom Martino afraid of Adam Cayton-Holland?Face the State's website goes on autopilot during restructuring. • Former Channel 7 news director turns heads over alleged Facebook-firing. • Kenny Be's 2008 DNC Dream Days: One Year Later. Those were the days. About five of them.

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