The holidays may be over, but hopefully you left a little room for a slice of something delectable. Janice Leach, a local English teacher and writer, has launched a creative and delicious side-business. Why Not Pie? is a virtual bakery where Leach creates homemade pies each week for pickup or delivery, taking; “Some things I feel more confident making – I tend to avoid cream pies in the summer, but I’ll try anything,” said Leach. “I love to get a new recipe from customers and try it out.” Ingredients are sourced locally whenever possible, including fresh Michigan apples for her special caramel apple pie. Keep an eye out for her red raspberry pie to start the year through Valentine’s Day.
I have a soft spot in my heart for midnight movies. The best times I’ve had at the movies are going with friends, or even alone, and meeting new devotees of a midnight movie. You can check out these cult classics through the end of summer only at The State.
Evan Haywood brings his “psychedelic folk fables” to the Electric Eye Cafe this Monday. Haywood is an Ann Arbor-based songwriter and sound-conjurer, currently nearing completion of his second solo album, Perfumed Gardens. We’ll have an interview with Haywood posted next week, discussing his approach to reinventing the realms of folk music, as well as the launch
Boom for real was a catchphrase Basquiat said when something really wowed him. It’s impossible to believe that anyone seeing this film won’t walk away feeling inspired; the film is a boom, for real.