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News, Feature Rise of the Number of the Screens: Exploring the Mystery at the Heart of the New Mission Theater

Rise of the Number of the Screens: Exploring the Mystery at the Heart of the New Mission Theater

Getting your hopes up is always dangerous, but this one especially stings. There was a flurry of excitement among the film crowd in January 2013 when the Planning Commission approved the $10 million renovation of the long-shuttered, 2,021-seat New Mission…
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Music, Bouncer Bouncer Teaches Tourists at the Buddha

Bouncer Teaches Tourists at the Buddha

Buddhism is really the only religion that makes any sense, and that is because there is nothing too inherently kooky about it. No burning bush in magic underwear, no paradise with 72 Virgin Marys, no speaking in tongues door-to-door. The…
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Music, Hear This Hear This

Hear This

Back in my collegiate years, I saw Ida perform at this dingy-ass rock club in Kalamazoo, Mich. The band was crafting a delicate Nick Drakeinspired style of indie-folk for a crowd of Midwesterners indicative of the times -- a sparse…
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Music, Reviewed Summer at Shatter Creek

Summer at Shatter Creek

Summer at Shatter Creek is the ultimate solo album. Not only has Craig Gurwich played every instrument and written and recorded every song on his debut, but the tunes themselves feel like they were composed in a room far removed…
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