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Stevie Nicks Reveals How Getting an Abortion Kept Fleetwood Mac Going

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Today, Stevie Nicks has the benefit of hindsight. 

In a newly published interview with The Guardian, the iconic singer reflected on the abortion she underwent in 1979 after she got pregnant with Don Henley and the impact of that decision on the fate of Fleetwood Mac and herself. 

“If I had not had that abortion, I’m pretty sure there would have been no Fleetwood Mac,” she told the newspaper. “There’s just no way that I could have had a child then, working as hard as we worked constantly. And there were a lot of drugs, I was doing a lot of drugs…I would have had to walk away.”

To put that time in context, 1979 came two years after the release of the band’s album, Rumours—one of the best-selling albums of all time. That same year, the group—whose influence can still be felt today—released its 12th studio album, Tusk. “I knew that the music we were going to bring to the world was going to heal so many people’s hearts and make people so happy. And I thought: you know what? That’s really important,” Stevie explained. “There’s not another band in the world that has two lead women singers, two lead women writers. That was my world’s mission.”

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Get In The Fall Spirit With One Of These Bartender-Approved Porters

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It’s officially dark beer weather. Which dark beer — stout or porter — is up to you. Of course, you might not know the difference. Most beer drinkers don’t.

At the end of the day, it all revolves around the malts. Stouts are usually made using un-malted, roasted barley. This gives them their toasty, coffee-like flavor notes. Porters are typically made with malted barley that isn’t roasted. This leaves porters feeling much milder on the palate — more chocolatey and caramel-like.

We’ve talked stouts a fair bit recently, so today we’re giving porters some shine. To find the best options for fall sipping, we asked some bartenders for their input. Check their answers below!

Three Floyd’s Alpha Klaus

Dante Wheat, bartender and founder of Raw Pineapples in Louisville, Kentucky

Three Floyd’s Alpha Klaus. The GOAT of Christmas beer (Christmas starts in fall IDC) is a beautifully strange cross between a porter and a pale ale.

This beer is dope, point blank period.

Resurgence Peter B. Porter

Andy Printy, beverage director at Chao Baan in St. Louis

If you can locate it, Peter B. Porter from Resurgence Brewery in Buffalo, New York is a decadent treat for spooky season. Chocolate, peanut butter, and all the best parts of childhood trick or treating are what awaits your palate. A standard ABV and touches of vanilla make it a sustainable choice while greeting the costumed kiddos with full-size candy bars.

Almanac Bourbon Sour Porter

Gavin Humes, bartender at Scratch|Bar & Kitchen in Los Angeles

I’ve been interested in the Almanac Bourbon Sour Porter recently because it’s not overwhelmingly heavy. With the sour component, it has a nice sweetness that isn’t ever too much. With the tart sour notes, it’s got a really fun complexity.

Tyranena Brewing Chief Blackhawk

Hayden Miller, head bartender at Bodega Taqueria y Tequila in Miami

Tyranena Brewing Chief Blackhawk Porter. This is a spot-on porter with plenty of coffee and chocolate flavors. The head is a nice mocha and the viscosity is enticing.

Founders Porter

Nick Coles, bartender at Kimpton Sawyer Hotel in Sacramento, California

The best porter to drink this fall would have to be Founders. The Founders Porter is perfect for fall/Halloween time. It has a sweet chocolate nose to it, with a strong, yet balanced malt.

Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald

Roberto Berdecia, bartender at La Factoria in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Most of us have more time now, if so, I will recommend a proper porter tasting. If not, my favorite one is Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald. It’s probably because it was the first porter I tried, but the combination of the flavors is perfect for my palate.

Funky Buddha Wide Awake It’s Morning

Nestor Marchand, director of food and beverage at Plunge Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Wide Awake It’s Morning, from Funky Buddha Brewery. It is a south Florida local brewery making very good, genuinely interesting brews. It’s pretty much breakfast in a pint glass with maple, coffee, and chocolate flavors.

Anchor Porter

Eli Gay, taproom manager for NOLA Brewing in New Orleans

Anchor Porter. This criminally overlooked porter has stood in the shadows of its older sibling, Anchor Steam, for far too long. It’s the perfect blend of roast and chocolate while finishing clean. At 5.6% ABV, you can enjoy multiple in one session without palate fatigue.

Writer’s Picks:

Stone Smoked Porter Vanilla Bean

The only thing that can make a porter better is if it’s smoked. This version is full of coffee, chocolate, and vanilla sweetness paired with robust roasted malts. It will warm you up on a cold, fall night.

Creature Comforts Koko Buni

This 8-percent milk porter is so flavorful you’ll have to drink it a few times to catch all the notes. It starts with hints of coconut and espresso and moves into milk chocolate and eventually sweet cream. All in all, the epitome of “dessert in a glass.”

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Vanessa Bryant Lists Investment Home She Owned With Late Husband Kobe Bryant

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Closing a chapter. Vanessa Bryant has listed an investment home in Irving, California, that she owned with her late husband, Kobe Bryant, nine months after his death.

According to the Los Angeles Times, the pair purchased the property in 2013 in the gated community of Summit at Turtle Ridge, located just a few miles from their main residence. Vanessa put the Tuscan-style house — which is listed with Jordan Cohen of RE/MAX One — on the market for $1.995 million.

The 2,300-square-foot property includes three bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms and a spacious living room with beamed ceilings and hardwood floors. The kitchen is lined with Spanish tile and boasts a massive limestone island. French doors lead out to the grounds, which include a stone patio with a brick fireplace and an in-ground spa.

Kobe died at age 41 in a helicopter crash in January alongside his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others. Vanessa and the former Los Angeles Lakers player also share daughters Natalia, 17, Bianka, 3, and Capri, 15 months.

Earlier this month, Vanessa, 38, congratulated the Los Angeles Lakers on their 2020 NBA Finals win and gave an emotional shout-out to her late husband and daughter.

“Congratulations Uncle P!” the former model wrote on her Instagram Story alongside an old photo of Kobe and Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka. “Congratulations @lakers Kobe was right, RP! ‘Stay the course- blockout the noise.’ @kobebryant Wish Kobe and Gigi were here to see this.”

Vanessa also shared a throwback photo via Instagram of Kobe and Gianna decked out in Lakers gear. “National FatherDaughter day. #GirlDad #DaddysGirl #Mamba #Mambacita #2 #8 #24 Congratulations @Lakers,” she captioned the post.

Two months earlier, Vanessa paid a heartfelt tribute to Kobe on what would have been his 42nd birthday.

“I love you and miss you more than I can ever explain,” she wrote via Instagram in August. “I wish you and Gigi were here to celebrate YOU! I wish I could make you your fav food or a birthday cake with my Gigi. I miss your big hugs, your kisses, your smile, your loud ass deep laugh. I miss teasing you, making you laugh and bursting your bubble. I miss you sitting on my lap like my big baby that you are. … I wish I could wake up from this horrible nightmare.”

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5 Things Disney’s Space Mountain Movie Needs To Include

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An Actual Mountain In Space

The first Disneyland roller coaster was the Matterhorn, built to resemble the actual mountain found in the Alps. So, since then, the major Disney attractions of significant size, mostly roller coasters, all were given the name “mountain.” Some of them, like Thunder Mountain Railroad, make some sense, as there is an actual, albeit scaled-down, mountain in the attraction. But what exactly is a Space Mountain anyway? Clearly the only reason it has that name is that it’s a large roller coaster. The coaster itself is the “mountain.”

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