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OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Little Orphan Annie visiting Dick Tracy for comics return

OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Little Orphan Annie visiting Dick Tracy for comics return

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

August 23, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Actor Eli Wallach, dead at 98, memorable work lives on

OFFBEAT: Actor Eli Wallach, dead at 98, memorable work lives on

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

July 01, 2014 12:00 am
Christmas with Larry Flynt

Christmas with Larry Flynt

I had nobody to blame but myself. I had insisted on pursuing a degree in theatre, insisted that I was the one who could make it, and here I was, a year after graduation, desperate for work and wondering how I could get out of ever doing any. The summer before I had landed a job with a born-a…

November 17, 2013 6:51 pm
Crafters send mittens with a message to Newtown

Crafters send mittens with a message to Newtown

"Chester Raccoon stood at the edge of the forest and cried. 'I don't want to go to school,' he told his mother. 'I want to stay home with you. I want to play with my friends. And play with my toys. And read my books. And swing on my swing. Please may I stay home with you?'" — "The Kissing Ha…

December 27, 2012 12:00 am Photos

Photos

Gluten free holiday foods enjoyable for everyone

Gluten free holiday foods enjoyable for everyone

As guests descend on your holiday party, are you prepared for the growing list of food allergies, dietary demands and menu requirements?

December 07, 2012 9:00 am
Adventures in Everyday Living, Shorelines Thursday, November 8, 2012

Adventures in Everyday Living, Shorelines Thursday, November 8, 2012

Rick Kaempfer touts David Stern's Balding Handbook and an exclusive, tell-all-he-can-remem(oir)ber coming next year from John Records Landecker and Eckhartz Press. And straight from the Rock 'n Roll HOF, 80 stunning photographs. --- Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor.

November 07, 2012 9:00 am
How Bunny Fisher Learned About Herself from Her Father’s Story

How Bunny Fisher Learned About Herself from Her Father’s Story

Much of what Bunny Fisher now knows about her father's life as a child and a young man she learned more than a decade after his death. By reading it in a book. While sitting on the beach, in St. Martin, around the time of what would have been her father’s birthday—Christmas Day—in 2010. Bunn…

June 20, 2012 10:56 am Video Photos

Photos

Adventures in Everyday Living: Shorelines, Thursday, March 22nd

Adventures in Everyday Living: Shorelines, Thursday, March 22nd

A sensational production of "August: Osage County" opens at Fourth St. Theater in Chesterton; ArtPrize gets underway in Grand Rapids and Bartlett's deck is open to enjoy the preseason heat wave. --Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore magazine.

March 21, 2012 8:15 am
Adventures in Everyday Living: Shorelines, Thursday, March 15th

Adventures in Everyday Living: Shorelines, Thursday, March 15th

My Bloodsister Carol Anshaw's breakthrough novel gets rave reviews and an announcement of an 8-1/2 acre plan for a Hoichi Kurisu Japanese garden to be opened at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids. ---Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore magazine.

March 14, 2012 8:15 am
Small plates at the Heritage and Millar scores in James Beard

Small plates at the Heritage and Millar scores in James Beard

Incredible food lineup for Saturday night at the Heritage Center in St. Joe includes chocolate-covered bacon mousse and Reserve Chef Matt Millar is in James Beard semifinals. --Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore magazine

February 23, 2012 10:30 am
True comfort of corned beef hash and eggs

True comfort of corned beef hash and eggs

A few years have gone by since I was in the right place--six.one.six in Grand Rapids in winter--at the right time to have corned beef hash and eggs. --Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore magazine

February 16, 2012 10:30 am
Eating in the woods in winter

Eating in the woods in winter

By not spacing out on the time zone and other mishaps of previous years, we managed to arrive at Bev's Second Season Ball in LaPorte Saturday almost an hour early. --Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore magazine

February 09, 2012 10:30 am
The first of many Titanic centennial dinners

The first of many Titanic centennial dinners

I have officially received the first announcement of 2012 for a Titanic dinner, a memorial for the centennial year of the disaster. The last dinner for first class passengers was 11 courses. --Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore magazine.

February 02, 2012 12:41 pm
Chef Jean Joho and Everest awarded Michelin star

Chef Jean Joho and Everest awarded Michelin star

Chef Jean Joho and Everest are awarded 3 Michelin stars and Wyncroft Winemaker Jim Lester reaches out with news about what happened in 2011, vintages on last call and an invitation to stop by. --Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore magazine.

January 26, 2012 12:41 pm
The Year of the Dragon Starts Monday

The Year of the Dragon Starts Monday

The Chinese New Year begins Monday, January 23rd and, for those who keep track of baroque personality quirks and tendencies, it is the Year of the Dragon. Count on plenty of drama, especially if you have friends and family turning 24-36-48, etc. in 2012 ---- Pat Colander, Associate Publisher…

January 19, 2012 12:41 pm
A Fine Cava for 2012 and Outstanding Breakfasts

A Fine Cava for 2012 and Outstanding Breakfasts

Raventos 1 Blanc, Sant Sadurni d'Anoia, Barcelona, Reserva Brut 2008 Cava was recommended to me for New Year's Eve and I thought it was better than many champagnes I've had. --Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore magazine.

January 12, 2012 12:41 pm

Countdown to the end of 25 years for Charlie Trotter's

Big national food news this week was the announcement by Charlie Trotter that he would close his iconic, landmark Lincoln Park restaurant on August 17 after 25 years, to pursue a master's degree in philosophy and political science. Chef Trotter surprised both staff and clients.

January 05, 2012 12:41 pm
OFFBEAT: Your chance this weekend to see 'Page One: Inside the New York Times'

OFFBEAT: Your chance this weekend to see 'Page One: Inside the New York Times'

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

September 29, 2011 12:00 am
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