February 19 2013

. February 19, 2013.

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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Casablanca: Comfortable, Down-To-Earth Moroccan Cuisine

Casablanca, on Washtenaw, close to Downtown Ypsilanti, has a comfortable, down-to-earth atmosphere, hiding it’s 35-year-ago provenance as a Taco Bell. The manager/owner, Mohammad Mohammad, is hands-on, ensuring satisfaction for each customer, assuring that each dish placed on the table is properly presented. The abundant natural light from ample windows gives the dining area a warm,

Cullen Washington, Jr.’s Meditations On Interconnectedness, Vivility, Democracy And Inclusion

In Ancient Greece, the agora was a central public space, meaning “gathering place” or “assembly.” The agora served as a political, commercial and social hub and was also where Socrates found himself in trouble because of his philosophical inquisitions. In The Public Square, an exhibit on view at the University of Michigan Museum of Art

Third Monk Brewery: Empowering Local Performers With Licensing Agreements

Jeff Robinson can hear the music of the brew. After working as an audio engineer for nearly 30 years, the owner of South Lyon’s Third Monk Brewing doesn’t see that career as dissimilar: “…malt is the bass,” he says, “and hops are the treble, and the yeast is the mastering. I can take components of

Courtroom installation explores what is fair and equitable in the legal system

We human beings are a storytelling species. Our social institutions— religious, legal and cultural— are based on narratives that may be fanciful or fact-based or influenced by precedent. But they are also ever-evolving. Throughout the winter and spring of 2020, Courtney McClellan, this year’s Roman J. Witt Artist in Residence at the University of Michigan