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Books
3:20 pm
Mon September 8, 2014

What's It Like In Someone Else's Head? Asks Author Monica McFawn

Credit courtesy of Monica McFawn

Grand Rapids author, poet, and playwright Monica McFawn’s book Bright Shards of Someplace Else recently won the Flannery O’Connor award for short fiction. It’s a collection of 11 short stories based on that little assumption that we know exactly what someone else is thinking.

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Local Music
10:59 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

Flint Eastwood Writing New Poppy Album, Keeping Raw Lyrics

Credit courtesy of Flint Eastwood

Despite the dance rock band’s clever name, Flint Eastwood is actually based in Detroit. The band will play at Audiotree Music Festival this weekend in Kalamazoo.

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Photography
5:45 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

Violence In Black Community Portrayed In Photo Series

Monroe Aki O'Bryant

Between TV shows like CSI, horror movies like Saw, and shooter video games - it’s safe to say some of us are a little desensitized to violence.

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Arts & More
1:36 pm
Mon September 1, 2014

Local Teens of Color Shine in ACT-SO Competition

Front Row: Imara Bowers-Vocal Contemporary; Jasmine Small-Painting; Second Row: Sariah Metcalfe-Poetry; Ray Reason-Short Story; Jamila McKenzie-Biology
Credit Metropolitan Kalamazoo Branch of the NAACP

A while ago, Loy Norrix High School student Sariah Metcalfe was desperately trying to do her AP European History homework. But all of these thoughts kept getting in the way.

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Arts & More
1:09 pm
Mon September 1, 2014

Did the Web Kill the Art Supply Store?

Credit Jm3/Flickr

From bike shops to breweries, Kalamazoo businesses cater to many passions.

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