Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 7:18pm
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There are 480 million acres of Midwest, filled with 68 million unique human beings. Hundreds of rivers and lakes amble through plains and forests. No one Midwestern state is quite like the other. For that reason, it can be difficult to understand the Midwest as truly one territory. Were there a library to mythologize the Midwest, the images and ideas of what we are and want to be might astonish you. This series wanders through the stories and imagery, the myths and legends, woven into the fabric of our identities.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 - 6:08pm
Warner Bros. Television

From the slow way Joe talks, with his carefully placed pauses and soft voice, to his unrelenting kindness, Joe the character could not be more midwestern.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 1:48pm
Creative Commons

I cannot say for certain why cornfields terrify Midwesterners so much. Perhaps we’re scared of what sustains us.

Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 9:45am
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Doubt overshadows “Peanuts.” But this may very well be why we love it so.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 4:38pm
Nevertheless Film Festival

On July 11, Nevertheless Film Festival, founded and directed by University FTVM alum Meredith Finch, launched its inaugural run at the Michigan Theater. The festival assembled a wide variety of feature-length and short films, all created by female-identifying filmmakers.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 4:37pm
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We decided that “Michigander” wasn’t something that hurt, but rather something that reckoned with both gaffe and pride, and we adopted it as our own. In much the same vein, Pure Michigan helps us rewrite the narrative.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 - 5:33pm
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There are 480 million acres of Midwest, filled with 68 million unique human beings. Hundreds of rivers and lakes amble through plains and forests. No one Midwestern state is quite like the other. For that reason, it can be difficult to understand the Midwest as truly one territory. Were there a library to mythologize the Midwest, the images and ideas of what we are and want to be might astonish you. This series wanders through the stories and imagery, the myths and legends, woven into the fabric of our identities.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 12:07pm
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There are 480 million acres of Midwest, filled with 68 million unique human beings. Hundreds of rivers and lakes amble through plains and forests. No one Midwestern state is quite like the other. For that reason, it can be difficult to understand the Midwest as truly one territory. Were there a library to mythologize the Midwest, the images and ideas of what we are and want to be might astonish you. This series wanders through the stories and imagery, the myths and legends, woven into the fabric of our identities.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 8:08pm
Courtesy of Maxwell Schwarz

The only other thing Midwesterners agree upon is that Ohio is a sinister incarnation of nature’s most perverse and depressing form. This is a widely agreed upon fact lacking neither ambiguity nor dubiety.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 5:35pm
Valiant Films

To kick off an evening of wine and schmoozing at Tech Town Detroit, David Hines Jr., executive producer of “Solomon” and Michigan alum, gave a short introduction for Valiant Production’s new feature film in hope of rallying more supporters. The film itself is a love letter of sorts to a rapidly evolving Detroit. From the short trailer, the massive yet nostalgically empty cityscape of Detroit seems to be the focal point of the film. Hines noted that the goal of “Solomon” is to examine the controversial topic of gentrification from a more sympathetic angle.