Showin' Off Our BEER-ds!

Written by T Stastny | Wednesday, 07 August 2013 14:52 |

What once might have been the mark of dirty hippies and vagabonds seems to have quite suddenly evolved into a pop culture fashion statement. Speaking of the you've-probably-never-heard-of-it-before hipster culture in particular, young folks have recently adopted the iconic and ironically overused mustache as one of its identifiers.

Sometimes things get so hot they combust. Like a Phoenix, BlackLamb rises from the ashes where Lamb in Grand Rapids closes its doors. The reincarnation is part store/part studio with emphasis on owner Ryann Lambay’s jewelry line, candles and selections that are, “a lot more intentional with fewer categories but better items,” according to Manager Marissa Kulha.

Hot Issue: Marijuana proves to be area's hot topic

Written by Nick Manes | Friday, 26 July 2013 12:13 |

In early-June, American music and cultural magazine Rolling Stone devoted a whole issue to marijuana. While historically a counter-cultural bastion and a magazine that often writes about weed, a whole issue devoted to the subject seems significant.

August Eclectic Round-Up

Written by Audria Larsen | Friday, 26 July 2013 12:05 |

August is humming with eclectic events to help you squeeze the last ounce of awesome out of summer. You can run screaming for your life or openly haunt a cemetery.

Style Notes: Autonomic Clothing; Pixel & Hank; My Wine Words

Written by Missy Black | Thursday, 20 June 2013 13:11 |

We call it. Head wraps aren’t just for the yacht.

Not Your Parents' Weed

Written by Nick Manes | Thursday, 23 May 2013 12:29 |

Anyone who has been following the rise of the craft beer scene knows that drinking a Bell's Two Hearted IPA is nothing like drinking a Miller Lite. The flavors are more pronounced and the potency is much stronger. Now, it appears that marijuana is going down the same road.

Ask anyone who has smoked marijuana lately and they'll tell you it's more potent. Like, melt-your-face strong.

"The biggest reason (marijuana is getting more potent) is that they're breeding that into it," said Chris Paholak, a clinical coordinator with Advantage Health and Holistic, based out of Mount Pleasant. "It's the difference between what's natural, what's recreational and what's considered medicinal."

Eclectic Edward Sharpe Gets More Eclectic on New Projects

Written by Dwayne Hoover | Thursday, 23 May 2013 12:05 |

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros is often pegged as a hippie band. It's true that love is a unifying theme to a lot of the group's music, including its hit single "Home." But the band's message doesn't fit inside a box that neatly.

June Eclectic Round Up

Written by Audria Larsen | Thursday, 23 May 2013 12:04 |

June is always filled with the promise of summer and there are many eclectics ways to soak it up. Enjoy the mother of all outdoor markets, where only the cool stuff is for sale, get wild with science and fiction, twist your limbs akimbo in lush forest, and bliss out with a weekend of world beat and reggae.

Renovations to Fulton Street Farmers Market Almost Complete

Written by Audrey Sochor, Lauren Longo | Friday, 26 April 2013 10:33 |

Although the Fulton Street Farmers Market experienced unforeseen problems during renovations, the final phase of construction will be complete by the May 4 opening day.

May Eclectic Events

Written by Audria Larsen | Friday, 26 April 2013 10:09 |

This month is about all about pomp, and some circumstance, with a larger than life Renaissance experience, the posturing and preening of a mustache masquerade, the distant, Voyeuristic gazeinto a bygone America and the triumphant blast of color from soaring kites.

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