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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Artist Spotlight: Kenyatta Rashon Sparks Self-Confidence through Song

We spoke with Ypsi-based artist Kenyatta Rashon about imbuing her lyrics with self-confidence and inspiring her fans to trust in their abilities and assertiveness.

Vibe over Genre: May Erlewine & the Woody Goss Band’s ‘Anyway’

We chatted with Woody Goss and May Erlewine about the creative process, and about how vibe supersedes genre. Plus the premiere of their newest single, “Anyway”

Venue Spotlight: The Ann Arbor District Library

The Ann Arbor District Library’s staff observed the progressing spread of COVID-19 with a keen eye towards optimal safety measures. Like all libraries, it remained closed for the duration of the three-month period of Michigan’s shelter-at-home executive order, to curtail the spread of the virus. But Sherlonya Turner says that while their staff certainly considered