Bartender Babe: Tin Can’s Rodney Marx

Bartender Babe: Tin Can’s Rodney Marx

As someone trying to make a name for herself in the cutthroat entertainment biz of Grand Rapids, I spend a lot of time in bars. I’ll call it “networking” because it sounds better than “functional alcoholism”, and I get to choose the words I use. Since…

FanGirling: The Gatekeeper

FanGirling: The Gatekeeper

“STELLA’S!” Why am I yelling? I’m not. You are. Or, at least you probably have. “Stella’s!” is the thing most shouted at the subject of this week’s fangirl freakout when she’s out and about. Because she’s the face of the place, unofficially. You know her as…

Fangirling: The Diatribe

Fangirling: The Diatribe

If you haven’t realized by now, I use this space and the social media shares that follow to shout from the pretend rooftops about whichever Grand Rapidian is the most recent object of my obsession. Every once in a while, I get the privilege (and insurmountable…

Fangirling: KFG

Fangirling: KFG

Usually when a poet has super-fans it gets really gushy, emotional and uncomfortable. This will be no different, so put on your awkward-shield panty liners and let’s go. Let’s get weird with it. KFG is a poet who makes me forget that sometimes I think poetry…