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Grand Rapids Art Museum presents 'Jessica Joy London: A State of Wonder'

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

The Grand Rapids Art Museum presents Jessica Joy London: A State of Wonder. Jessica Joy London creates paintings and drawings by manipulating colored inks onto paper using everyday objects. This exhibition is GRAM's latest installment in its Michigan Artist Series, and is on view through January 2, 2015. Show More Summary

Very Merry Meijer foots the bill for customers

Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Meijer randomly selected 213 customers for a big surprise at checkout. During its Very Merry Meijer event, one customer at each of the company’s 213 stores received their purchases free.

WXMI Apologizes for Anchor’s ‘Inappropriate Word’; Viewers Rush to Anchor’s Defense

The Grand Rapids Press reports a Facebook apology by Grand Rapids Fox affiliate WXMI took an unusual turn, with viewers flooding the page with critical comments. “FOX 17?s Facebook page exploded this morning over an apology for an inappropriate word uttered during Sunday evening’s 11 p.m. Show More Summary

The taste of downtown Grand Rapids

Meet Jason Heystek. His business card identifies him as head cellarman and lead guitar at Founders Brewing. He’s also the guy in charge of barrels at Founders, the Michigan brewery that stirred up the Internet this week by announcing a it would sell a 30 percent of its company to a Spanish brewery. In a […]

Kwall & WIlbur: The Outer Limits of Realization

Jeffrey L. Kwall (Loyola-Chicago) & Katie K. Wilbur (Varnum, Grand Rapids, MI), The Outer Limits of Realization: Weiss v. Stearn and Corporate Dilution, 16 Fla. Tax Rev. ___ (2014): The Supreme Court’s 1924 Weiss v. Stearn decision involved a classic case of corporate dilution. In that case, a corporation (“Oldco”)...

Mahou San Miguel Invests in Founders Brewing, Now 30 % Owner

(GRAND RAPIDS, MI) – Founders Brewing Co. has announced a partnership with Mahou San Miguel, who is coming on as a minority inve…

Grand Rapids Hires “Personal Coach” to Help Clerk Get Better At Job Than Offers Her An Alternative $80,000 Position After She Reportedly Fails To Improve . . . Clerk Sues City For $1 Billion

Lauri Parks appears to have more zeros in her complaint against the city of Grand Rapids than arguments. Lauri is suing the Michigan city for $1 billion after she was fired as city clerk. She alleges racial discrimination despite that fact that the city went to the unprecedented step of hiring a “personal coach” to […]

Lindsay Lohan's New Mobile Game Isn't What You Think

I'm sitting at my desk with my iPhone in one hand, rapidly stroking the screen with the other. This is how my celebrity avatar builds her fan base in Lindsay Lohan's The Price Of Fame — simulated masturbation on a grand scale. Read more...

Schola Sancta Caecilia releases new CD of Advent and Christmas music

In Bethlehem features unaccompanied sacred vocal music sung by five ladies in high school and college. Formed at the parish of Sacred Heart of Jesus in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the Schola Sancta Caecilia has been singing for the Extraordinary Form Mass since 2012. Show More Summary

John Balyo Sentenced To 40 Years In Child Sex Case

Former Christian radio host John Balyo was sentenced to minimum of 40 years in prison for sex crimes involving children. Although he was well-known and respected in the Grand Rapids, Michigan, community, authorities said Balyo was living a double life. Show More Summary

Founders Brewing Brings Back Blushing Monk for 2015

(GRAND RAPIDS, MI) – Founders Brewing Co. will re-release Blushing Monk, a decadent Belgian raspberry ale, in March 2015 to ma…

Anchor Who Quit TV News in May Returns to TV News in December

Derek Francis, who announced he was leaving his job as morning anchor at Grand Rapids ABC affiliate WZZM back in May, has joined cross-town rival WXMI–just a matter of months after he said he was leaving TV news to work in public relations. Show More Summary

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO RAPE! (CONT’D): Jury convicts Grand Rapids tutor of statutory rape of boy. “The…

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO RAPE! (CONT’D): Jury convicts Grand Rapids tutor of statutory rape of boy. “The teen testified that he was a virgin before his involvement with Simon and she introduced him to a world of rough sex.”

Rob Bell on Whether or Not He Still Considers Himself an Evangelical

Rob Bell, the infamous pastor who once led Mars Hill Bible Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and wrote several envelope pushing books, such as "Love Wins," was recently asked if he still thought of himself as Evangelical after radically shifting his views on eternal hell and gay marriage in recent years.

Asheville, NC and Grand Rapids, MI share title of BeerCity USA

3 weeks agoFood & Drink / Beer : Lautering

Charlie Papazian, world-famous beer lover, recently wrapped up his 2012 BeerCity USA poll.  What he ended up with was BeerCities USA, a statistical tie between Asheville, NC and Grand Rapids, MI. From Papazian: Voting for the annual BeerCity USA poll is over. From the start it was clear that communities from several areas of the United States intended [...]

Party Like It's 2015: Grand Park is Tripling the Size of New Year's Eve This Year

Just like that, another year's coming to a close, and a new year is rapidly approaching. Last year, some 25,000 people packed Grand Park for a huge New Year's Eve fête; that was more than double what planners had...

Protesters shut down BART trains over Ferguson decision

Protesters angry over the Ferguson, Mo., grand jury decision have forced the closure of a Bay Area Rapid Transit station in West Oakland, triggering massive delays across the region’s busy rail system, officials said Friday.

Forthcoming Comics-Related Events, Through December 2014

November 21 If I Were In Bologna, I'd Go To This (BilBolBul) If I Were In Grand Rapids, I'd Go To This (Grand Rapids Comic-Con) If I Were In Milwaukee, I'd Go To This (Awesome Con Milwaukee) If I Were Near Blois, I'd Go To This (BD...Show More Summary

Grand Rapids Comic Con!

I’ll be a special guest this weekend at the Grand Rapids Comic Con in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The show runs from Fri the 21st through Sunday the 23rd at the Deltaplex, 2500 Turner Ave. NW. I’ll be doing a talk on caricature on Saturday the 22nd at 10:30 am: Saturday Nov. 22nd- Main Stage 10:30 […]

Sixers sign Robert Covington, waive Chris Johnson

Sixers sign Robert Covington, waive Chris Johnson The Philadelphia 76ers signed free agent forward Robert Covington today. The first overall pick in the 2014 NBA Development League Draft by the Grand Rapids Drive, Covington is the fifth D-League to NBA “Call-Up” of the 2014-15 D-League season. In a related move, the Sixers waived Chris Johnson. As a rookie [...]

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