July 23, 2018


Don’t Miss This

The ultimate TCFF to-do list
  So you know you want to “do” the Traverse City Film Festival, but you’re a first-timer (gasp!) and/or you just aren’t sure what — among the ... Read More >>

If You Only See One Film Next Week …

TCFF staffer picks the most unforgettable films of the 2018 TCFF
The Traverse City Film Festival always brings a host of movies the general public knows virtually nothing about. So how to decide which ones to seek out? ... Read More >>

A Human Film About Hockey Players

Detroit’s Joshua Riehl brings The Russian Five story to the silver screen
  When The Russian Five opens at the Traverse City Film Festival, there are sure to be loads of people in the audience familiar with the story: ... Read More >>

Bay Burrito Co.

A fiesta of food in Suttons Bay
What’s missing in Suttons Bay? To Seth and Jenn Friedman, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan natives who keep a second home in the petite Leelanau Peninsula village, the answer ... Read More >>

Michael Taillard, The Econozombist

He's forecasted the post-zombie-apocalypse economy, now he's running for state senate
  Most people don’t consider the economic underpinnings of horror movies and the coming zombie apocalypse. Michael Taillard does. Of course, as The Econozombist, that should be ... Read More >>

Dine at Kewadin's Pine Hill ... Nursery?

Beer, wine, meals, and music at your local garden center
There aren’t many restaurants where you can order a pizza, a glass of beer, and a forsythia bush. But that’s the thing at Pine Hill Nursery in ... Read More >>


Home Again

Jennifer Rodgers walked into a courtroom July 3 and got something that seemed for months to be out of her reach: permission to spend time with her mom. The court ruling arrived just in ...

July 14, 2018 | COMMENTS


Boat to Dinner

So you’ve been out frolicking on the water in your boat all day, and you’ve worked up an appetite! You’re ready to feel solid ground under your feet again and enjoy some yummy food ...

July 7, 2018 | COMMENTS


Gorillaz Tour to Hit Toronto and Chicago

Gorillaz’ much-anticipated brand new album, The Now Now, just hit stores a couple of weeks ago, and the band is already racking up the tickets sales from fans clamoring to hear tracks both old ...

July 21, 2018 | COMMENTS


Get Outta Town!

  Minneapolis/St. Paul   Prince fans might want to make their first stop in downtown Minneapolis at the corner of First Avenue and Seventh Street. Yes, this old Greyhound bus depot-turned-danceteria, the famed First ...

July 21, 2018 | COMMENTS

Virtual Express



Two Guys and their Food Trucks

Entrepreneurs Ben Crow and Syker Nelles have been friends since junior high school, when a chance accident turned the pair of classmates into lifelong pals.          “Ben broke his leg at football practice, and I was the one who volunteered to get out of class early to ... Read More >>

Come On, Get Happy (Hour) at Suttons Bay Wineries and Cidery

In the Suttons Bay area, they’re taking the concept of Happy Hour to a whole new level — the hilltop level. Three wineries — Willow Vineyards, Ciccone Vineyard and Winery, and Chateau de Leelanau — and Suttons Bay Ciders are working together to promote Hilltop Happy Hour. ... Read More >>

Drawing the Line on Corruption

  A dedicated group of Michigan activists working to restore the democratic process is under attack through a well-heeled GOP campaign designed to thwart citizen-driven governance. Sketchy maneuvers intended to quash statewide ballot questions in the November election predictably rear their head every two years, with 2018 ... Read More >>

The Good Hart Murders: Case Closed

Northern Michigan’s most notorious cold case, the horrific 1968 murder of six members of the Robison family in Good Hart, has seemingly languished unsolved for five decades, a festering open wound amid an otherwise idyllic setting. For the past decade, retired high school history teacher and self-proclaimed “myth-buster” ... Read More >>