2014 Holiday Gift Guide

Written by REVUE Staff | Thursday, 04 December 2014 13:13 |

The holidays can be overwhelming. The parties, the constant food coma, the music — OH GOD, THE MUSIC! — the mall — OH GOD, THE MALL! — and finding gifts for what seems to be the pickiest people you have ever met. Think outside of the gift box and take them to a local event, restaurant, bar or whatever fits their taste.

The Arts Issue

Written by REVUE Staff | Thursday, 04 September 2014 10:53 |

From a $300,000 upgrade to the DeVos Performance Hall to arts institutes that are using technology to connect with the public, it's no mystery: West Michigan wants more of the arts. We highlight it all in our annual Arts Issue.

The Vice Issue

Written by REVUE Staff | Monday, 31 March 2014 09:28 |

Oh, West Michigan. You’re so conservative and proper. Except the times when you’re not, which are becoming more and more frequent. West Michigan cities like Holland and Grand Haven may seem conservative on the outside, but they’ve got their vices.

Vinyl is My Vice and I'm OK with That

Written by Josh Spanninga | Monday, 24 March 2014 15:56 |

I still remember when I bought my first vinyl. I was at a show at the old Strutt in Kalamazoo (RIP), and the album came with a free CD, so I figured what the hell? Little did I know that dropping the needle onto the record's grooves would prove to be my first step on the road to becoming obsessed with vinyl. Sure, I realize streaming from Spotify may be the easy route, but purchasing vinyl has far more benefits.

Life is Hard, Play Video Games

Written by Kyle Hauch | Monday, 24 March 2014 15:52 |

All across the country, millions of people are addicted, but this kind of addiction doesn’t come as a pill or a powder. It comes in the form of a controller in your hand and a huge flat screen TV in your face. I’m talking video games, those interactive pieces of entertainment that have been a haven for social outcasts, nerds, geeks and 12 year olds to all meet and insult each other online.

Yeah, I Luv Dem Strippers

Written by Lindsay Patton | Monday, 24 March 2014 15:49 |

When it comes to vices, strips clubs might top the list with their dark atmosphere and what-happens-here-stays-here mantra. Here are places in West Michigan where you can indulge your vice.

Get Pampered, You’re Worth It

Written by Kyle Hauch | Monday, 24 March 2014 15:48 |

Let’s face it, most of us just can’t help but indulge in our spoiled side. Why not spend all day at a spa or cook your skin for a few hours to get the perfect tan, because you deserve it.

Smoke If Ya Got 'Em: Smoking Rooms and Lounges

Written by Erica Horoky and Lindsay Patton-Carson | Monday, 24 March 2014 15:41 |

Shops and lounges where you can sit down and enjoy some cigars or hookah.

Shoes to Feed Your Fetish

Written by Missy Black | Monday, 24 March 2014 15:39 |

Shoe hoarding is a serious condition. One that calls for more shoes.

Puking Etiquette from Your Friendly Neighborhood Bartender

Written by Nick Manes | Monday, 24 March 2014 15:37 |

As a bartender it’s obviously pretty difficult to make any money if you’re surrounded by sober people. We understand, and it really is our job, to make sure that people get responsibly “turnt up,” as the kids say.

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