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The Awesome Mitten - Detroit Beer Festival 2012

Detroit Beer Festival 2012

With the World Series making its return to Detroit two weekends ago, the city’s beer taps flowed relentlessly.  Even with all the baseball-related festivities, it’s hard to imagine anywhere poured

Best Record Stores In Michigan - The Awesome Mitten

The Best Local Record Stores in Michigan

There are things a person can do without—Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, the ability to take panoramic photographs with your phone—but regular trips to record stores are not one of them.

The Crane Wives - Awesome Mitten

Music Spotlight: The Crane Wives

The objective of this monthly article is simple:  spotlight a local Michigan band then tell readers where they can catch one of the band’s shows.  This cannot merely be a

Art Prize - The Awesome Mitten

5 Tips on Enjoying ArtPrize

On Tuesday, the day before ArtPrize was set to begin, I decided to enjoy my last unencumbered stroll through downtown Grand Rapids until October.  The afternoon was the coldest day in recent



The calendar has turned to August, the mercury has stopped rising above 90 degrees, and the Back to School sales have hit stores; these are all signs that point to