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Film
5:07 pm
Mon October 28, 2013

Hausu: The weirdest horror movie you will ever see

There are many strange and puzzling films you may encounter over the course of your lifetime. But I feel reasonably safe in saying that you will never find anything quite so flamboyantly bizarre as the 1977 Japanese horror-comedy-musical-psychodrama Hausu, or House, a movie that exists in its own stratosphere of wackiness. 

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Photography
10:47 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

What does our stuff say about us? Photographer takes a snapshot of Chicago culture

From the Pilsen neighborhood in Chicago
Credit Gary Cialdella

What if everyone left Kalamazoo for a day and historians walked the streets of downtown? What would our buildings, our signs, our décor say about us?

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Arts & More
3:15 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

The real lobstermen of Maine

Lobstermen Chip Zeiner and Tim Yonuschot aboard the 'Helen D'
Credit Chris Killian

The TV ads often pretend that those lobsters you just ate are hauled from the sea by smiling guys on neat and sparkling boats. Reality is rather different, as Kalamazoo writer Chris Killian discovered when he visited two lobstermen in Maine.

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Poetry
6:54 pm
Mon October 21, 2013

Poet, former Chilean activist releases new book

Poet Mariela Griffor

Poet Mariela Griffor grew up in Chile where she became a political activist against the military dictatorship led by General Augusto Pinochet in the 1970s and 80s. Now Griffor lives with her family near Detroit where she serves as the Michigan Consul to Chile.

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Biking
10:04 am
Mon October 21, 2013

Kalamazoo man finishes bike ride across America

Mel Church finishing his trip in Virginia

This past summer, Kalamazoo resident Mel Church rode his bicycle 4,200 miles from Astoria, Oregon to Yorktown, Virginia. WMUK reporter, Nancy Camden rode on the Portage bike trail with Church to learn what he experienced after his report from Wyoming in mid-July. 

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