You can't have a discussion about thrash metal without bringing up Testament. The band helped define the genre in the San Francisco Bay Area during the early 1980s, a scene widely recognized as one of the birthplaces of this faster, more aggressive take on heavy metal.
Avenue of the Arts newbie Gaspard Gallery has definitely hit the ground running. The artist-run gallery, which held its first exhibit during the 2012 ArtPrize competition, has been host to some stunning photography exhibits that exude a sophistication seldom seen in galleries just starting out.
Love makes the world go 'round. One look at Facebook, and you see where that love is going and how it's mutating. Take a look at the following classifications and find out where you land for ideas on what to wear and where to go to celebrate that big thing called love.
Less than two weeks before embarking to Europe, Chicago's Maps and Atlases will navigate around the lakeshore toward Grand Rapids to begin a modest four-day stint in the Midwest – all terrible puns barred.
Races may seem more appealing when you're running with the sun hot on your face along scenic routes where the trees are in full bloom, but with the right gear you can glide through the snow and stay active year round.
The North American Snow Festival in Cadillac kicks off with a chili cook-off, leading into Friday's events, which include a fun run, speed fishing and a Texas hold 'em tournament.
Cue Vader's Imperial March and storm to downtown Grand Rapids for the inevitable return of Founders Imperial Stout. This 10.5% ABV silky smooth stout is brewed in 10 varieties of malted barley and remains complex and rich.
Time may have given us the iPhone 5, GPS and blankets with sleeves, but it has yet to improve on the indelible combination of a thin piece of cheap plastic and a steep, snowy slope.
After all the countless hours spent inside complaining about the cold, it's time to man up and face it head on. Ice-cold temperatures and snow piles are good for sculptures, sports, sledding and gathering.
Food and drinks just taste better outside. But winter always seems to ruin this luxury by making it unbearably cold. Defy Mother Nature this winter by going to any of these four locations that harmonize our love for the outdoors with our love of reasonable levels of body heat.
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