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Unexpected Indianapolis: Blues, Burlesque And Brains In Jars

Lonely Planet | Posted 03.31.2012 | Travel
Lonely Planet

As the Super Bowl host on February 5, Indianapolis jumps into the spotlight, and you can bet an ear of corn you'll hear all about its race cars and mighty museums. But what about its burlesque shows and brains in jars?

HuffPost Guides: Crystal Mountain Resort Michigan

The Huffington Post | Eliza Martinez | Posted 01.05.2012 | Travel

Crystal Mountain Resort and Spa in Michigan is a popular destination for skiers and snowboarders. As part of a series on ski resorts, Huffington Post ...

I'm With Stupid: Good Night, and Don't Let the Bedbugs Paralyze

Todd Hartley | Posted 02.15.2012 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

There are even some advantages to being bald and hairy at the same time. In the shower, if I only have one bathing product, I'm covered. Now, however, there's something else we can take pride in: "hairier skin may be the key to avoiding being bitten by bed bugs."

Amusement Parks In The Midwest: A Huffington Post Travel Guide

The Huffington Post | Lisa Pratto | Posted 01.01.2012 | Travel

Amusement parks in the Midwest are a great source of family fun and a welcome escape from the everyday. Whether you have toddlers or teens, taking the...

A 'B2B' Gold Rush?

Lynn-Ann Gries | Posted 01.28.2012 | Small Business
Lynn-Ann Gries

It seems that investors are beginning to show a little love to business-to-business Internet companies, also known as "B2B" firms. Most of these companies will never be household names. Still, they can become very profitable and generate significant returns for investors, as well as wealth and jobs for the communities they're in.

New Collar: Detroit's Working Class Youth

Turnstyle | Posted 10.19.2011 | Black Voices
Turnstyle

Originally published on Turnstylenews.com, a digital information service surfacing emerging stories in news, entertainment, art and culture; powered ...

Confessions of a Dual Citizen

Gemma de Choisy | Posted 10.09.2011 | Travel
Gemma de Choisy

I've been flying back and forth between the UK and the States going on 15 years. I was seven -- and hipless -- the first time, scared shitless and moving to an island where the sun never shines.

A Century City Station at Constellation? You Betcha!

Joel Epstein | Posted 09.17.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Last week, just after a large deer decided to make itself a hood ornament on our car, I got to thinking about what a great country this is. In spite ...

Food: America's 21st Century Manifest Destiny?

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 08.19.2011 | Home
Raymond J. Learsy

Food offers this nation the opportunity not only to reconnect once again with its agricultural roots, but to assume a role of visionary leadership.

Where Weiner Didn't Matter

Howard Fineman | Posted 08.17.2011 | Politics
Howard Fineman

In the Midwest, the last thing they wanted to talk about on the morning of the day Anthony Weiner was going to resign was... Anthony Weiner. It was just another example of what they knew: that Washington is full of dubious characters, and politics is broken.

Top Ten Least Stressed States

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 07.25.2011 | Business

In the last three years, when so much has changed, American stress levels have remained surprisingly the same. Gallup recently released the survey...

Rescue Regional Economies With High-Growth Startups

Mike Mozenter | Posted 07.25.2011 | Business
Mike Mozenter

Regions want to tap into their entrepreneurial legacies and once again become thriving centers of commerce by spurring the growth of new, technology-based, high-value companies.

Detroit's Ruins

Donald Kaul | Posted 06.07.2011 | Politics
Donald Kaul

Human misery that can't be quantified on a balance sheet has no weight in capitalism. This is pretty much the story of Detroit.

Midwest A Victim Of 'Rural Brain Drain'

Matt Vasilogambros | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Matt Vasilogambros

Small towns across the country are dying off, and college students are partly to blame.

Snow Day Disarray: The Good And The Bad Of School Closings Across The Country

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

From stalled buses to stalled attention spans, mounds of white stuff means one thing: It's snow day season. Across the Midwest to the Northeast, snow...

Chicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers: The Granddaddy Of Them All

Thomas Alter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Thomas Alter

On Sunday, Soldier Field will be packed to capacity, incredibly loud and more than likely freezing. These two glorious franchises wouldn't have it any other way.

PHOTOS: TINY ART: Lori Nix's Photographs Of Miniature Apocalyptic Scenes

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Photographer Lori Nix isn't scared of natural disasters. As a native midwesterner, Nix endured the extremes of mother nature, found them fascinating a...

Weekly Mulch: Why Energy Reform is on Shaky Ground

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger Since national energy reform is on the rocks, ethanol subsidies for the Midwest and ballot propositions to...

Jerry Appleseed

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Everyone knows the story of Johnny Appleseed, who introduced apples in the Midwest by saying, "Granny Smith, meet McIntosh. Mac has invented a newfang...

Inspector General Criticism Doesn't Faze FBI Raids on Midwestern Anti-war Activists

Coleen Rowley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Coleen Rowley

An FBI agent gains "stats" for serving subpoenas, national security letters, executing search warrants, contacting confidential sources, etc., whether or not any relevant evidence is obtained via this "work".

Weekly Mulch: Want to Combat Climate Change? Ignore Congress.

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger Congress comes back into session next week, but environmentalists and climate change activists have given ...

Betty White: White-Hot in Cleveland or Not

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Megan Smolenyak

In an age that celebrates harlots over starlets, PYTs a quarter Betty White's age would require battalions of publicists to garner a fraction of the attention that she's attracting just by being Betty White.

Frontier Airlines Won't Be Renamed New Air, New Name Still Being Considered

Westword | Michael Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

On Friday, we shared a report from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel noting customer surveys implying that Denver's Frontier Airlines could be renamed Ne...

Beyond Band-Aids For Our Broken Economy

Sally Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sally Kohn

Our economic policy should cultivate worker- and community-owned businesses that not only keep workers in jobs but keep the profits from their work in their profits.

EPA Decides to Take a New Look at Atrazine

Andrew Wetzler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Wetzler

Today the Environmental Protection Agency announced that it will initiate a review of the health and environmental effects of atrazine, one of the most widely used pesticides in the United States.