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Christopher Armstrong

El Jimador: A True Working Man’s Tequila

The last “Spirits Within” column spotlighted Patron, a brand which toasts the high life. So for this week’s column, we’re turning our attention to the hard workers, the true backbone of not only this country, but the whole world. more »

Aug 26, 2015 12:22 PM Spirits Within

Vodka American Style

In 1997, a Texan geologist with a thirst for liquor and a vision for pure vodka fought the law—and won. It’s hard to believe, but there once was a time when liquor distilleries in America weren’t as common as they are today. more »

Apr 29, 2015 12:35 PM Spirits Within

Thinking Tiny and Living Big

Somewhere in Chattanooga, not too far from where you live, there’s a neighborhood. In one of the houses lives a farmer, and in his backyard a 50-x-40-foot garden grows okra, kale, lettuce, spinach, and collards. more »

Feb 25, 2015 12:57 PM Cover Story

Share and Share Alike

In the classic 1935 Marx Bros. farce “A Night at the Opera,” Groucho Marx finds his overpriced and tiny hotel room filled to the brim with a stream of incoming visitors. A knock on the door reveals a man offering room service … more »

Sep 18, 2014 12:00 AM Cover Story