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Catch Our Drift: Sand Dunes

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

Even those of us who are landlocked can enjoy the silica splendor of America’s impressive and oddball inland dunes.

Michigan Sea Serpent Seeks A Home

Monday, December 7th, 2009

In what has become a familiar trend, a soon-to-be-homeless tourist attraction has gone up for bid on eBay. This one: a 60-foot-long sea monster. The monster officially is listed as a “Stylized Art Deco Loch Ness Monster,” and it’s good — certainly more substantive than some of the other floating serpents that we’ve seen. It […]

Parking Spots: House of Cars

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

The National Building Museum could use a jazzier name (Architecturama?) and their new exhibit, “House of Cars: Innovation and the Parking Garage” (October 17-July 11), takes on a generally less-than-scintillating subject. But the curators may have a point: this overlooked and much maligned practical urban necessity deserves a spot on the exhibition roster. For, as the press release states, “In a world without parking garages, parking lots would sprawl across our cities.” And that would be yucky.

Mermaid To Order

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

Greenville, Michigan’s Little Mermaid statue has caused nary a ripple since it was gifted to the city in 1994.

We Might Be (Cardiff) Giants

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

Fans of phony biblical giants and sideshow hooey will be pleased to know that an exhaustively researched book about the Cardiff Giant has now been published.

Roadside News: Jan. 28, 2009

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

Frozen Putts | Grain Silo B&B | Off-Season at the Pyramid | Fantasize at the Rock Sign

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