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Film
4:36 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Get Motivated Not Depressed at Documentary Film Festival

A still shot from 'If You Build It'
Credit Long Shot Factory Release

After several years of showing documentaries at the Rivers of Justice Film Festival, Kirsten Vander Giessen-Reitsma noticed people weren’t getting motivated to solve the world’s problems--they were getting depressed.

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Arts & More
6:13 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

Author Leslie Jamison Turns Feelings Into Words In 'The Empathy Exams'

Author Leslie Jamison
Credit Colleen Kinder

According to Webster's Dictionary, the definition of "empathy" is "the feeling that you understand and share another person's experiences and emotions." Author Leslie Jamison has sought to personify what it is to "feel" in her latest book "The Empathy Exams." 

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Hobbies
6:09 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

Young and Old Collect Ancient, Unique Currency in Kalamazoo

Credit Nancy Camden

A Kalamazoo club meets at the 12th Street Baptist church in Kalamazoo to follow their passion of collecting old money.

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Film
5:25 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

'The Past' Shows Divorce is Never Easy

For Ahmad and Marie, the couple at the turbulent heart of writer-director Asghar Farhadi's The Past, breaking up was just the beginning.  

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Crafts
10:22 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Tobacco Pipe Art Brings Collector and Pipe Maker Together

Credit courtesy of Robert Bartholomew

Chicago resident Jason Niehoff is a freelance bass player for the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra. 

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