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Category Archives: Stuff not especially related to Grand Rapids
Sometimes I write about stuff that doesn’t involve Grand Rapids…. sometimes…
Rocaterrania is a visually detailed and intense film experience about the artistic vision and the inner mechanisms of human psychology that drive Renaldo Kuhler to create, to evolve, to “become the man that I always wanted to be.” Continue reading →
Riding the Rails is a PBS documentary about the experiences of Depression Era youth who took to the open road via the network of railroads criss-crossing the country. Filmed in 1997, the movie consists of archival footage mixed with interviews of people (at the time in their 70’s & 80’s) who left home to escape the crushing poverty of the Great Depression. Continue reading →
The U.P. alone sacrificed nearly 1,500 soldiers in a war that saw over 400,000 American lives lost. The region gave soldiers to every branch of the Armed Forces, who ended up in nearly 60 countries, and fought in every major battle.
The legendary 10th Mountain Division was comprised of many Yoopers who contributed their skills to the specific needs of combat and support services in mountain climates.
Post Office is the life and times of world-class alchoholic fuck-up Henry Chinaski, a middle-aged slacker and half-assed postal worker. Covering a stretch of approximately 15 years, the book details the exploits of Chinaski, who reasoned that a career in the postal service was “easy money” and would allow him to make a living by exerting the least amount of effort while providing a maximum amount of exposure to lonely housewifes. Continue reading →
The central story line of the movie focuses on the obscenity charges and trial brought forth in response to the publication of Howl by City Lights, and the ensuing media shit storm that enveloped the proceedings. A train of literary experts, scholars, and critics argue for and against the merit of Ginsberg’s writing. The ultra-conservative prosecuting attorney provides loads of entertainment while wrestling with presenting all of the “cunts, and cocks, and assholes” sprinkled throughout Howl that serves as evidence of the homo-commie-drug conspiracy to subvert our nation’s youth.
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I recently attended the 2011 Greenville EarthFest. My wife Jewly organized the event for the city of Greenville,MI. The goal of the event was to promote local food, music, and art. One of the featured attractions was by Dan Wright, a local author. Wright was appearing to promote his book “The Wild Adventures of Eli Johnson and Curly Bill”, which he said was aimed for kids approximately 7 -12 years old . Continue reading →
2501 Migrants: A Journey, is the story of Alejandro Santiago, an artist from Teococuilco, a small town in Oaxaca, Mexico, and a small group of friends working on his ranch to create an homage to the numerous migrants that leave Mexico year after year to find a better life in the United States. Continue reading →