Paul Pogba Visits China’s Forbidden City During Business Trip

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The most expensive footballer in the world, Paul Pogba, is optimizing his trip to China. He’s in the world’s most populous nation on business, as a brand ambassador for his endorsement partner Adidas. Pogba is also making the journey a vacation, as he’s visiting some of the nation’s most world-famous landmarks.

Yesterday we saw his photos from when he did the dab on the Great Wall of China. The photo-opp will no doubt be adored by Pogba fans, and criticized by Pogba haters.

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Paul Pogba Dabs on the Great Wall of China, Shows Off New Haircut

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Love him or hate him, you have to admit that Paul Pogba is a very entertaining guy. Not just on the pitch, but off it as well, as the world’s most expensive player is not shy about showcasing his colorful personality on social media. High energy dance parties, notable emojis and outlandish haircuts are some of the many ways that Pogba commands our attention on Instagram and Twitter.

Love it or hate it, the dab is a dance move that seems to be sticking around for awhile, and likely not going away any time soon.

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Steve Lavin Has a Very Active, Extremely Interesting Instagram Account

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“Social Media Expert” is a meaningless title, said “Last Week Tonight” host John Oliver during an episode last season. “All it takes is wanting it bad enough and not caring if people hate you,” he followed up on another episode later that season.

He’s right, and I often reiterate these quotes before judging someone on the content of their social media accounts. When it comes to Steve Lavin, though I have nothing but good things to say.

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Indy 500, Little 500, Broadripple: Bawdy Tales of Indianapolis Racing Weekend Hijinks

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A decade ago, I attended my first Indy 500, and it was in the infield.

My people watching that day became an essay which is among the site’s most popular posts of all time. A decade later, I returned to the Greatest Spectacle in Racing, ready once again to regale you with tales of auto racing’s zaniest fans, on racing’s biggest weekend.

This time we added two more settings- the Little 500 in Anderson (about an hour from the speedway) and Broadripple, the neighborhood boasting the hippest nightlife in all of nap town.

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Tony Stewart Gives Little 500 Race, City of Andersonville Badly Needed Thrill

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It was the hottest Little 500 ticket in recent memory. There’s nothing like a fallen and disgraced celebrity and still hometown hero to bring ’em out on a Saturday night. If the sport is auto racing, and that native son also happened to have once accidentally killed somebody on the track, well that makes all the more a big attraction.

Tony Stewart, yes, “Smoke” himself, native of Columbus, Indiana, just about 90 minutes down the road from Anderson Speedway was in Anderson, Indiana Saturday night to compete in the Little 500.

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Guide to Indy 500 Museum; Photo of 1st ever Indy 500 car

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I visited the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum in mid-March 2014, just hours before Michigan State thrashed Michigan in the Big Ten Tournament Final. I used what scarce vacation time I had to take in Indy 500 history and Indy 500 culture. It was literally 26 degrees outside, with a wind chill of 10 that afternoon, in Mid March (just in case you needed yet another reminder of what a BRUTAL WINTER we had in the Midwest during 2013-14).

Still I fought the elements to bring you this Indy 500 photo essay- enjoy!

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WORST (or BEST) of the Indianapolis 500 Infield People Watching

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The Indianapolis 500 is the world’s highest attended single day event. Its total capacity is approximately 400,000 with about 125,000 located in the cheapest and most “festive” seats of the infield.

All newbies marvel at the sheer size of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway upon entering it the first time. The modern day answer to Circus Maximus is large enough to hypothetically house the Vatican, Churchill Downs, Yankee Stadium and the Rose Bowl all at the same time.

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American Writer’s Museum Exemplifies Future Trends in Exhibition Galleries (Photo Journal)

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The American Writer’s Museum, the first and only of its kind in this country, opens up in Chicago, and not New York or Washington D.C. on Tuesday, May 16th.

At the media preview today, award winning poet and author Ana Castillo brought up the astonishment many people have when they find out the American Writer’s Museum is in Chicago, and not either of the two eastern seaboard metropolises previously mentioned. Chicago is a city that consistently flies under the radar when it comes to culture.

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Red Wings Final Game at the Joe: Saying Goodbye to Joe Louis Arena

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Hundreds of venues I’ve attended, thousands of games and I doubt I’ll ever see another promotion like this again. Entire rows of people, not a couple fans here and there, but entire rows received free Little Caesar’s Pizza. Not just pieces of pizza, but an entire, whole pizza! Yes, whole rows of people getting whole pizzas, every period of a hockey game.

Indeed I saw it thrice.

Now that’s brand awareness, and it’s brilliant. It’s been a week now since I witnessed this publicity stunt, and here we are a week later, and I’m still talking about it. Not just talking about it, but leading my “Saying Farewell to The Joe as the Detroit Red Wings move on a new home write-up.”

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American Writer’s Museum Comes to Chicago in May (Artist Renderings, Photos)

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Mark your calendars for May 16th! That’s when the American Writer’s Museum, the first of its kind in this country, opens up in Chicago. The date is one day prior to the 117th anniversary of the first publication of Frank Baum’s “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” an event that occurred right here in Chicago.

The AWM will be located on the heart of Chicago’s “Cultural Mile” on 180 N. Michigan Avenue. It will be just steps from numerous cultural attractions, including: the Art Institute of Chicago, Millenium Park (“The Bean”), Chicago Cultural Center, Joffrey Ballett, Theatre District, Chicago Architecture Foundation and much much more.

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Former Man United Star Denied Travel to U.S. Over Iranian Visa Issue

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On Saturday January 28th, massive protests erupted at airports all across the United States. It was a response to the most extremely controversial and inherently discriminatory executive order that President Donald Trump has signed. The E.O. commonly known as the “Muslim Ban” temporarily barred entry into the U.S. citizens from Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

Later, a federal court in Seattle overturned the order. Trump’s representatives stated in court documents that they will not appeal the the ruling in a higher court and will instead replace the “travel ban” with a new, modified one. However, given the current political climate surrounding immigration issues, and Trump’s ultra-authoritarian and stubborn ruling style, more turmoil is expected.

So even while the ban is still currently on hiatus, former Man United star Dwight Yorke was denied entry into the United States, simply because his passport had an Iranian stamp on it.

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Illini Basketball Fans Should Visit New Arena, Hall of Fame (Photo Journal)

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Former Illinois Athletic Director Mike Thomas didn’t get a whole lot right, but he certainly came correct on the Assembly Hall renovation. Thomas made complete disaster head coaching hires in both University of Illinois revenue producing sports, no question about it.

However, he did do a phenomenal job in revamping and revolutionizing the basketball arena, now known as State Farm Center, or “The Farm.”

While Illini basketball fans don’t have a very valuable product to observe on the hardwood the rest of this season, they should still come and check out a game at the new pad.

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