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What does this year's Top 10 say about our public?

Submitted 10-03-2011 under OPINION

Our choices for this year's ArtPrize winners reveal some of our culture's problematic preferences.

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Art and dying cities: What does “Top Ten” really mean?

Submitted 10-03-2011 under OPINION

Art and Dying Cities: two issues Grand Rapids has recently tackled, between the Top Ten lists of ArtPrize and Newsweek. In this article, I ask the question: How do Top Ten lists come to be and what are they really saying?

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Mother Earth’s gowns

Submitted 10-02-2011 under NONPROFITS

Kendall College ArtPrize exhibit features felt gowns employing earth motifs and innovative approaches to conventional techniques.

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RUST: A sympathetic portrait of post-industrial Michigan

Submitted 10-02-2011 under OPINION

Actors' Theatre presents the premiere of local playwright Austin Bunn's RUST, a play chronicling the impact of General Motor's closing of the Wyoming, Michigan stamping plant in 2008.

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Care for some art with your beer?

Submitted 09-30-2011 under NONPROFITS

Using HopCat as a venue to showcase these works was an ideal setting to allow the audience to dwell on the analytical subjects and take it in with a crisp, handcrafted beer to go with the handcrafted art around them.

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Two worth the trip

Submitted 09-30-2011 under NONPROFITS

Work of international street artist Edgar Mueller is featured adjacent to newly opened City Art Gallery.

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Three reasons why the Hunger Challenge misses the mark

Submitted 09-12-2011 under OPINION

The hunger challenge is garnering media attention, but does it achieve its purpose?

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Chain of Lakes releases new EP "Kind of Quiet"

Submitted 08-11-2011 under OPINION

Scott Warren reviews Chain of Lakes' newest EP, Kind of Quiet

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Get your Grandwich (Part V) - The Grand(wich) finale

Submitted 08-08-2011 under OPINION

[VIDEO] In a downpour at Rosa Parks Circle on, the Grandwich competition came to a close. Three of Chris' recommendations made it to the top 10.

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Get your Grandwich (Part IV) - Four sandwiches and a few surprises

Submitted 07-29-2011 under OPINION

[VIDEO] Two days left, and Chris has tried three-quarters of the Grandwiches available. A few Grandwichs surprises while filming this installment.

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