Arts & More

Arts & More
6:20 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

Seeking lutefisk in Sunburg, Minnesota

Sunburg, Minnesota, hardware store owner Marsha Skindelien
Credit Chris Killian

Garrison Keillor has gentle fun with the people and folkways of rural Minnesota in his long-running radio show A Prairie Home Companion. Kalamazoo writer Chris Killian encountered the lives of the real people there during a recent stop in Sunburg, Minnesota.

I ended up in Sunburg, Minnesota because of a bumper sticker I saw while driving through the sugar beet fields of south-central Minnesota. It read: “Lutefisk is Legal in Sunburg,” a slogan too tasty not to look into.

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Theatre
9:43 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

What do lesbians and dog show fans have in common? Holly Hughes says more than you think

Holly Hughes
Credit University of Michigan

Twenty years ago, performance artist Holly Hughes never would have seen herself doing dog shows. Now they're the subject of her one-woman show called The Dog and Pony Show which she’ll perform at her alma mater, Kalamazoo College Saturday night at 8 p.m.

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Film & Culture
8:29 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

Detroit musician rises to fame during apartheid, inspires documentary

Credit Searching for Sugar Man Facebook page

The fantastical story of how Detroit-based folk musician Sixto Rodriguez, unknown in the U.S., suddenly found himself a big sensation overseas is the subject of the Academy Award-winning documentary Searching for Sugar Man which will be shown Wednesday at Western Michigan University.

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Culture
11:26 am
Mon September 16, 2013

Native Americans not just a page in history, says Nokomis Learning Center

A display at the Nokomis Learning Center.
Credit Nancy Camden

The word Nokomis means grandmother in Anishinaabe. The Nokomis Learning Center in Okemos, Michigan does what grandparents do in native culture; they pass down the education, the wisdom and the traditions.

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Astronomy/Space
10:37 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

New Mars mission to study loss of water, atmosphere

A model of the craft for the MAVEN mission to Mars.
Credit NASA

A new spacecraft will be on its way to Mars in November to help us understand the planet’s atmosphere. 

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