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Review of Seland (ed.), Reading Philo

BRYN MAYR CLASSICAL REVIEW:Torrey Seland (ed.), Reading Philo: A Handbook to Philo of Alexandria. Grand Rapids, MI; Cambridge: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2014. Pp. xvi, 345. ISBN 9780802870698. $45.00 (pb). Reviewed by SamiShow More Summary

Detroit Red Wings' Complete Guide to Free Agency

In 2015-16, the Detroit Red Wings will start their season without the long-familiar face of coach Mike Babcock behind their bench. As Jeff Blashill steps up from the AHL's Grand Rapids Griffins to run the show, expect the new faces in...Show More Summary

Founders reDANKulous Imperial Red, Latest Backstage Series Beer

(GRAND RAPIDS, MI) – Founders Brewing Co. will release reDANKulous Imperial Red IPA in late August 2015 to mark the thirteenth … The post Founders reDANKulous Imperial Red, Latest Backstage Series Beer appeared first on thefullpint....

AACTFest Showcases the Best of Community Theater

The American Association of Community Theatre’s AACTFest 2015 kicks off today in Grand Rapids, Mich. Twelve productions from the AACT’s 10 regions will vie for for a chance to have their work advance from state to regional, and then to the national level. Show More Summary

Latrice Maze, Jahleel Hoskins: No Body, Murder Of Missing Grand Rapids, Michigan, Mother To Air On TV One’s Fatal Attraction Tonight

The Latrice Maze-Jahleel Hoskins no body-murder case will be featured tonight on a new episode of Fatal Attraction. Latrice Maze disappeared from her home and was thrown in a dumpster the day she went missing. Her body has never been found. Show More Summary

Student: Why teachers should not assign Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’

Kelsey May is an incoming senior at Grand Valley State University near Grand Rapids, Michigan, where she is majoring in writing and minoring in English — which means that she reads a great deal. She read two posts I recently published about Shakespeare — one by a teacher who doesn’t want to assign the Bard […]

Rachel's East Hills History Lesson — House Tour

Pin it Name: Rachel Lee Location: East Hills; Grand Rapids, MI Size: 1,560 square feet Years lived in: 9 months; Owned When I told a mutual friend that I was photographing Rachel Lee's house for Apartment Therapy, that friend said, "Her house is cool as hell." Upon entering Rachel's house for the first time, I immediately agreed. Show More Summary

2015 Founders Fest – A Celebration of Beer & Music

Grand Rapids, MI – Founders Fest is Founders Brewing Co.‘s biggest party of the year, a street-side celebration of … The post 2015 Founders Fest – A Celebration of Beer & Music appeared first on

Opera Grand Rapids Reinvents Itself

2 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Opera Grand Rapids has changed its mission, said executive director Anne Berquist. “It’s a different approach, but it gives a new, fresh look at what opera should be in the 21st century. We’re still going to produce fully staged opera. That’s what we are. But we need to do other things to build our audience.”

Totalitarian Judge On Michigan Open Carry

Detroit Free Press: When a man armed with a loaded assault pistol strapped to his leg, dressed in camouflage, and singing to himself, began walking in front of a Grand Rapids church one snowy Sunday morning in March 2014, an alarmed churchgoer called 911. When police arrived, they took the man’s gun, and briefly handcuffed […]

1980s Amiga has been running the AC and heat in 19 schools for 30 years

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets :

The Grand Rapids Public School district took a big step into the future back in the 1980s when it used money from an energy bond to purchase a Commodore Amiga computer. The Amiga, […]

Heaters ready 'Holy Water Pool,' playing NYC / Northside this weekend, 4 Knots in July & more tour dates

(photo by Emily Jonker) Grand Rapids, MI trio Heaters are getting ready to release their new platter of blazing psych, titled Holy Water Pool, September 25 via Beyond Beyond Is Beyond. The band haven't shared any music from it yet.....

Condemned Michigan Home Overrun By Ballooning Rat Population

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

To say this Michigan home has a rodent problem would be putting it lightly. There are currently more than 1,000 rats inside a condemned house near Grand Rapids and they're multiplying at a rate of 100 per day, a Fruitport Township official told FOX 17. Show More Summary

WOOD Adds Evan Dean as Reporter

Evan Dean has joined Grand Rapids NBC affiliate WOOD as a reporter. Dean, who came from WWTV in Cadillac, Mich., will report for the 5:00, 6:00 and 11:00 p.m. shows and for WXSP at 10:00 p.m. “This is a huge opportunity,” said Dean. Mlive...Show More Summary

Rare Piebald Fawn Born in Michigan

Photos via MLive.Com/ A piebald fawn born at a tourist attraction, called Deer Tracks Junction, has become a big draw for visitors to this Grand Rapids, Michigan, farm. Less than one percent of deer are piebalds, which have...Show More Summary

How Pop-Tarts Has Stayed Hot for Over 50 Years

Food technologist Bill Post devised a lot of unusual foodstuffs at the Kellogg's plant he supervised in Grand Rapids, Mich., and he also devised a great way of testing all of them. He brought the goods home for his kids to eat. The children didn't care for many of the prototypes, but one of them they liked a great deal. Show More Summary

Ariana Grande Slams Music Industry Sexism in a Tweet Complete with Gloria Steinem Quotes and Everything

2015 is rapidly becoming the year that pop overtakes indie in terms of political consciousness. From Welsh songbird Charlotte Church's blog post defending her right to protest against austerity and denouncing critics calling her a "champagne...Show More Summary

The Geopolitics of American Global Decline

4 weeks agoNews : Truthdig

By Alfred W. McCoy, TomDispatch America’s political, national security, and foreign policy elites have missed the significance of the rapid global changes in Eurasia that are in the process of undermining the grand strategy for world dominion that Washington has pursued these past seven decades.

Christian Group Takes Out Antigay Ad On God’s Behalf, God Isn’t Having It

last monthLGBT / Gay : Queerty

God may be smiling down on the state of Utah in the form of two “God Loves Gays” billboards, but over in Michigan things are a little less celebratory. That’s because drivers heading north on US-131 into Grand Rapids are forced to come into close proximity with this other sort of billboard — the kind that tears […]

Stanley Ketchel vs. Billy Papke IV

last monthSports / Boxing :

On July 5, 1909 at the Mission Street Arena in Colma, California, middleweight champion Stanley Ketchel, from Grand Rapids, Michigan, defended his title against former middleweight champion Billy Papke, from Spring Valley, Illinois. It was the fourth fight…

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