Monday
Dec032018

Big Eater Mike Takes Rooster's Stupid Burger Challenge

For Big Eater Mike, the Stupid Burger Challenge at Rooster's in Jackson, Mississippi's Fondren neighborhood is made to order. The super sized meal includes Rooster's signature burger, two orders of fires and a banana pudding chaser. It costs $50 to enter and requires a 24-hour notice. If the entire five pound meal--burger and fries--is eaten in 30 minutes without a break, it's free and the challenger receives a $50 gift card. Call Rooster's at 601-982-2001 for more information or to set up the challenge. The massive five pound burger is also great for parties.

Saturday
Dec012018

Paris Walks | Hemingway's Paris

Explore the Paris immortalized by Ernest Hemingway in “A Moveable Feast.” See where he lived, wrote and ate in the 1920s. From the old houses of the Mouffetard market street to the historic St. Etienne-du-Mont, learn how Paris also influenced the works of other writers like Joyce, Orwell, Balzac, Hugo and Verlaine. And sit on the steps made famous by Woody Allen’s “Midnight in Paris.” This Paris Walks tour departs from the Cardinal Lemoine Metro every Friday from March to December. It cost €15 and there’s no need to book.

Sunday
Oct282018

Gulf Coast Culinary Society Hosts 'Bourbon & Pearls' at Biloxi's White Pillars

The Gulf Coast Culinary Society's inaugural event, Bourbon and Pearls, reunited chefs from Mississippi and Alabama at Biloxi's historic White Pillars Restaurant and Lounge to raise money and awareness for Feeding the Gulf Coast. The food bank distributes 20 million pounds of food annually to a 24-county service area in Mississippi, Alabama and Florida.

Wednesday
Oct102018

Delta Supper Club Serves Up the Mississippi Delta's Vibrant Culture

The Delta Supper Club is a members-only social culinary circle that provides once-in-a-lifetime taste experiences. The goal is to preserve and celebrate the rich culture that the Mississippi Delta has to offer.  Members eat fabulous food prepared by an acclaimed chef, drink paired libations from brewmasters/distillers/sommeliers and attend these special events hosted at culturally significant sites somewhere along the plains of the Mississippi Delta.  

Monday
Jul302018

MyTeam Triumph Soars at EAA AirVenture Runway 5K

For some, the best part of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh isn't in the sky, it's on the ground with the captains, angels and volunteers of MyTeam Triumph. Participating in the Runway 5K, they inspire and enrich the lives of those with disabilities by fostering lasting, authentic relationships through the teamwork environment of endurance athletics. Learn more at MyTeam Triumph. | Produced by Jim Albritton, Newsocracy.TV.

Friday
Jul202018

Air Force Reserve Builds Camp Kamassa for Special Needs Kids

Air Force reservists from across the country are gaining essential skills while helping to build a massive special needs camp for Mississippi children and adults just outside of Crystal Springs. Their role in the camp's construction is part of the military's Innovative Readiness Training (IRT) which teams reservists with needed infrastructure projects in communities nationwide. Learn more about Camp Kamassa at http://mtkfound.org. | Produced by Jim Albritton

Wednesday
Jul182018

The Story | Arriving at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018 Lands Sunday, July 22

One week each year, during EAA AirVenture, Oshkosh, Wisconsin is home to the world's busiest control tower. How busy? With 123 takeoffs or landings per hour, busy enough to warrant some unusual arrival procedures. And for some, getting there is half the fun. | Produced by Jim Albritton

Sunday
Jul012018

Higher Truth | The Art of Frances Fortner

Just months after the death of Jackson Academy senior Frances Fortner, her parents, Tom and Laurilyn, are hosting a month-long show of her art at Cups in Fondren. Focusing on teen anxiety and depression, the show features colored pencil portraits of her friends. Proceeds from prints, note cards, T-shirts, coffee mugs and other items featuring Frances’ work benefit Fondren Renaissance Foundation art education programs. The Fortners also have established scholarships in Frances’ memory at Jackson Academy and Ballet Mississippi. “Higher Truth: The Art of Frances Fortner” continues at Cups in Fondren in Jackson, Mississippi throughout August.

Monday
Jun182018

London Walks Knows Secrets and Shares Them

From a virtually hidden 300-year-old courtyard to a church housing a forgotten Norman crypt, the Secret London Walk weaves its way down back alleys and through a millennium and more of history to reveal hidden mysteries of the British capital. London Walks offers the Secret London Walk on Tuesdays at 10:45 a.m. at the Chancery Lane Tube Station. | Produced by Jim Albritton

Sunday
Jun172018

Fondren Hosts Fourth Annual Mississippi Craft Beer Festival

Beer lovers, sampling more than a hundred different craft beers, filled the lot behind Duling Hall for the fourth annual Mississippi Craft Beer Festival. The event, presented by the Fondren Renaissance Foundation in cooperation with Capital City Beverages, Inc. and Southern Beverage Company, featured breweries from Mississippi and neighboring states. | Produced by http://newsocracy.tv.

Sunday
Jun172018

London Walks | The Blitz

Thursdays at 2:30 p.m. | St. Paul's Tube | The dome of St. Paul's seemed to ride the sea of fire like a great ship. Ludgate Hill was carpeted in hosepipes. Two hundred people died that night. On the north side of the cathedral 63 acres became a waste of smoking ash and rubble. Another 100 acres were completely devastated in other raids that autumn. At the finish, out of the City's tight-packed 461 acres, 164 were reduced to ruin. And this was just 1940. Learn more about London Walks

Saturday
Jun162018

London Walks | Chelsea

Chelsea, the village of palaces, the home of Thomas More, Oscar Wilde, the Psychic Garden, and the Royal Hospital and its Chelsea pensioners, is a must-see. London Walks guides tours of this celebrity filled neighborhood on Wednesdays at 1:45 p.m. from the Sloane Square underground station. 

Wednesday
May232018

Rock 'N' Roll London Pub Walk | Live Music, History & Beer

Twice weekly London Walks guide Adam Scott leads music fans in search of London's rock 'n' roll past. And along the way he sets the scene, playing the music and singing the songs that still influence the music we hear today.  Learn more about the Rock 'n' Roll London Pub Walk at http://www.walks.com. | Produced by Jim Albritton | Newsocracy.TV

Wednesday
May232018

One Guy Serves Diverse Menu to Devoted Foodies

Kendrick Gordon may be just one guy, but he serves up a diverse menu you wouldn't expect to find on a Mississippi food truck. Trained at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, his goal is to stand out by offering the unexpected to a growing number of loyal diners amazed by the quality of his meals. You can find One Guy Steak & Chicken at 1494 Old Fannin Road in Brandon, Mississippi. | http://oneguysteakchicken.com

NOTE: One Guy has moved to Dallas, Texas. 

Tuesday
May012018

London Walks | Old Hampstead Village Walk

Our setting is London's most picturesque neighborhood — a perfectly preserved Georgian village crowning the top of a handsome hill and garnished with the capital's most elegant old world promenade, a medley of cobble-stone lanes, pretty cottages, surprising turnings, and unsurpassed views. The cast of characters ranges from the highwayman Dick Turpin to the painter Constable to the poet Keats; from Freud and D.H. Lawrence to Sting and Boy George; from Elizabeth Taylor and Judy Dench and Emma Thompson to Rex Harrison, Peter O'Toole, Alan Bates, Liam Gallagher and Jeremy Irons. And for good measure, there's London's most villagey atmosphere, white swans on a lake, and magnificent Hampstead Heath. | http://www.walks.com