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The facts are simple: Pinterest and millennials love charcuterie boards. Why? Perhaps it’s the indulgent amount of dairy, her oh-so-Instagram-worthy nature, her timeless place on the Italian table or the practically perfect romance the charcuterie board shares with wine.

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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.

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.

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Groups that had been to BLED FEST many times before like Mover Shaker and newcomers like Pool Kids talked about how special this event was and seemed to truly give everything to their audience.


When I first moved to Southeast Michigan, I was not expecting to find a music scene as active and diverse as the one that exists today.

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Summertime, or springtime if you’re in New York, is two parts sweaty subway fumes and one part after-work cocktails.

Ariel Friedlander

Equal parts carefree and captivating, drag mother-daughter duo Ariana Grindr and Daya Bee-Dee have become something of a fixture in the Ann Arbor queer community.

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It’s ironic, considering I constantly write about the culinary foundation I grew up on, that I actually haven’t lived at home in two years. The seed for my foodie tendencies was planted in a small town on the Jersey Shore and in New York City before I even learned my first words.


As I left the theater, I found that I had forgotten that this was a student production. Had I walked out onto Time’s Square in New York City, I would not have been particularly surprised.

Lin-Manuel Miranda

Narrated by Hamilton’s mortal enemy, Aaron Burr, the musical does a nice job of splitting stage time between Burr and Hamilton; the audience sees the light and the darkness in both leading men. But I beg to ask the question — where are all the women?