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Kalamazoo native set to be the next great pundit

Move over Jon Stewart. Make room Stephen Colbert. Kalamazoo Central High School graduate Conor Williams could be the next pundit who keeps us contemplating the news in a new way. The Michigan native, now a 27-year-old doctoral student at Georgetown University in Washington D.C. was just announced as the winner of the Washington Post’s annual…

Troy native Steve Yeun is featured on ‘The Walking Dead’

Did you spend Halloween watching The Walking Dead? I couldn’t help myself. I’d been waiting and anticipating the new AMC show since I first caught a glimpse of the previews months ago. Zombies and a post-apocalyptic world? Sign me up. Even more exciting? Troy Mich. native Steve Yeun is a cast member on the show.…

Join TweetUp Kalamazoo for a haunting good time

When we heard the Kalamazoo social media community was getting into some ghostly good fun, for a good cause, we had to reach out and learn more about it. Sure, if you follow #tweetupkzoo on Twitter you’re probably familiar with the events and activities this group does to ensure online friends have a chance to…

Rethink ‘Evil Dead.’ Catch the musical at City Theatre

As an avid horror movie fan, I’ve long wondered how you turn the Sam Raimi-directed cult-classic Evil Dead into a hilarious comedy set to song. But the creative characters behind Ferndale’s Who Wants Cake theatre company figured it out. And the outcome is enjoyable and utterly hilarious. Who Wants Cake are currently presenting Evil Dead:…

Things are getting hot in Plymouth – it’s Chili Cookoff time

For the 15th year downtown Plymouth is ready to turn up the heat and bring out their best culinary competitors for the Great Lakes Regional Chili Cookoff. The temperature may be dropping, but the pots will soon be simmering in three International Chili Society categories: red chili, green chili and salsa. According to a preview…

Cider Mill season is upon us – where are you headed?

Have you felt that chill in the air? With sweater weather comes Cider Mill Season. It’s hands-down one of the best reasons to live in Michigan and no matter where you are, chances are good that you’re at least driving distance from some fresh pressed apple cider and those craveable donuts you can’t find anywhere…

Beat the heat at Plymouth Art in the Park this weekend

Good news, the extreme heat is about to break. Temperatures are due to fall into the much more acceptable 80s – and mid summer makes for the perfect time to stroll around downtown Plymouth’s Art in the Park. Nothing says hometown quite like this event, which was founded by mother-daughter duo Dianne Quinn and Raychel…

Harold and Kumar go to Somerset Collection?

So the word is out – thanks to Twitter. The third installment in the hilarious Harold and Kumar series, A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas, has begun filming in Michigan. Yesterday stars John Cho and Kal Penn were spotted at Troy’s posh Somerset Collection mall, as was funny man Patton Oswalt. Cinemablend.com has a witty…

Welcome to my nightmare: Elm Street revisited

It’s a little known fact that I have a longstanding fascination with scary movies. Somewhere around middle school my friends and I discovered the horror section at our local video rental spot. One summer we ran through everything they had –  from the campiest masked madmen to ghosts and vampires. The first movie that really…

Gear up for Plymouth’s Green Street Fair

Get ready to paint downtown Plymouth green this weekend. For the third year, the city will play host to a 3-day event dedicated to eco-friendly living. Green Street Fair was founded to educate all ages about the benefits of living a green, organic and eco-friendly lifestyle. It’s also a chance for artisans, entertainers and speakers…