UICA exhibit "Chroma" changes perspectives on color

by (empichot)

Submitted 06-19-2013 under OPINION

After a hard day’s work, my brain was beginning to call it a night. I expected to look at some art that had a clear narrative and spoke to me loud and clear. I didn’t expect to discover that most of the narrative was going to be of my...

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"Like Someone in Love" at UICA explores human emotions, relationships

by (Renato)

Submitted 04-17-2013 under OPINION

At one point during Abbas Kiarostami’s film, “Like Someone in Love,” I literally said out loud, “I don’t know where this is going.” An Official Selection of the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, “Like...

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On the Road delivers at UICA

by (erickehoe)

Submitted 04-08-2013 under OPINION

Jack Kerouac never imagined his sprawling 1957 novel "On the Road" as a film. The unfiltered, energetic work of literature could not be confined to ninety minutes of rising action, climax and resolution. But "On the Road" as a...

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Asheville beer reviewer tours Grand Rapids beer scene

by (Ryan Hagerman)

Submitted 12-31-2012 under NEWS

Recently, local beer reviewer Ben Darcie introduced Adam Reinke, “beer ambassador” of Asheville, North Carolina, to the local microbrews of Grand Rapids. The two cities had tied for the title of “Beer City, USA,” in a recent...

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Who was crowned the king of "Found?"

by (alexfluegel)

Submitted 11-22-2011 under OPINION

So, what’s better: a "found" letter describing the “dopest fish ever” in Grand Rapids or a "found" exercise VHS circa 1980-something featuring Angela Lansbury in a bathtub reflecting on post-menopausal sex? You...

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[REVIEW] (a)wake: Local women artists' exhibition for Women's History Month

by (Holly)

Submitted 03-28-2011 under OPINION

Photo essay by Denise Cheng   This past weekend, the site-specific exhibition entitled "(a)wake" opened... ...and closed. The exhibition was a collection of works by 11 local artists, installed on the fifth floor of what was previously Steketee...

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Review: Lady Gaga at Van Andel Arena

by (Dale Johnson)

Submitted 03-27-2011 under OPINION

Lady Gaga arrived at Van Andel Arena on Tuesday, March 1st to perform at the final Michigan venue of her Monster Ball Tour. Her first time performing in Grand Rapids, Gaga was met by a sold-out arena of spectators eager to experience a show...

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Ghost Heart releases debut LP at Founders this Saturday

by (Matt Poole)

Submitted 01-26-2011 under OPINION

I have a preferred context for listening to most albums. It's not a set-in-stone thing but, for example, Metallica's Kill 'Em All is best listened to while driving on the highway. It just is. Jens Lekman's Night Falls Over Kortedala is a walking...

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Audience captivated by Breathe Owl Breathe at first of two shows at The DAAC

by (ThomasAV)

Submitted 11-14-2010 under OPINION

Seeing Breathe Owl Breathe perform live is like being invited to watch your children hold a concert in your living room, only the beautiful music they hear in their heads actually comes to fruition. They welcome you into their world of adventure and...

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[REVIEW] Bangkok Taste Cuisine

by (Laura Chittenden)

Submitted 11-04-2010 under OPINION

As a connoisseur of great Asian food, I was excited to learn of Grand Rapid’s newest restaurant, Bangkok Taste Cuisine, which also is now the city’s sixteenth Thai restaurant. Its owners, the Kue family, aspire to bring out the Thai culture in the...

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