February 19 2013

. February 19, 2013.
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Do you know where your beer’s been?

Despite the seemingly endless supply of beer choices and the onslaught of little guy craft brewers, a few big beer companies have been busy getting bigger over the last few decades. NPR offers a handy beer map highlighting two brewski companies and their 210 brands worldwide. read more

 

Olympian darling’s bloody valentine

 Oscar Pistorius, dubbed “Blade Runner” by the internet, is accused of killing his girlfriend last week, supposedly over texts from an ex-boyfriend. According to USA Today, “Oscar Pistorius sobbed as his affidavit was read in court Tuesday in Pretoria, saying he was “filled with horror and fear” when he mistook girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp for an intruder and accidentally shot and killed her.”
 
Blade Runner rose to fame as the double-amputee-silver-medal-winning-sprinter during the 2012 Summer Olympics. The case grows stranger as Pistorius began giving his side of the story Tuesday. Besides losing his girlfriend, Nike has also canceled their sponsorship deal with Pistorius. read more

 

Monday, Monday

Think your Monday is the pits? It could always be worse. Buzzfeed offers the “33 Most Deeply Upsetting Food Surprises.” read more

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Grove Studios Live at RAC

We’ve been posting monthly updates about Grove Studios as they work toward their ultimate goal of setting up a space for local artists. This week, though, week we’ve got to tell you about some live local music at the Riverside Arts Center in Ypsilanti. Grove Studios was spearheaded by members of the Ypsilanti art &

My Girlfriend Beru

It never fails. It happens every January. I happen upon a band… (A more melodramatic music writer would say they “discover” a band)… And I say to myself, with giddy yet confounded enthusiasm, what took me so long to find this band?  Ya know, it’s sort of in that vein of organizing, processing, and posting your

Cracks In The Walls: Singer/Songwriter May Erlewine Writes About The Women’s Marches

Yesterday, more then 3,000 people gathered at the U-M Diag in Ann Arbor for the second annual Women’s March. This weekend, just like last year, demonstrations are occurring around the world, a powerful statement of advocacy for rights and equality for women of all colors and backgrounds, for LGBTQ rights, for immigration rights, for the

Weekend Music Guide: Adventures With Vultures / Fallow Land / Liars & Thieves and more

1.) This Friday at the Blind Pig, you can find a sleek bridge between heady space-rock and intimate dream-pop, with Fallow Land (pictured above). More InfoPinscher by Fallow Land – 2.) On Saturday, Plymouth-based alt-country/Americana twanger Matt Sauter will shift your conception of traditional folk singers. Adventures With Vultures leads an excellent lineup at the Blind Pig, with Brother