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David Lipsky Discusses ‘The End of the Tour’ and David Foster Wallace [Audio]

This week, I had the opportunity to speak with award-winning author David Lipsky.

In 1996, Lipsky spent five days with author David Foster Wallace during Wallace's book tour for Infinite Jest to write a story for Rolling Stone. Those five days are the subject of the new movie The End of the Tour.

Lipsky discusses the first time he experienced Wallace's writing, the time they spent together, The End of the Tour and more.

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90,000 Michigan Residents Lose Power After Sunday Storms [Video]

Severe weather Sunday night,-- high winds, lightning, heavy rain, and hail in some areas-- left behind damages and power outages across Michigan.

Throughout the state, 90,000 Consumer's Energy customers were left without power after Sunday's storms, WZZM-13 reports.

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Vietnam Vet Shot During Fight Over Sea Turtles [Video]

Here's a grouping of words that you don't see often: a Vietnam veteran was shot recently in Florida when a fight broke out over a sea turtle's nest.

A couple of "sea turtle enthusiasts", one of them a 72-year-old Vietnam veteran, went to the beach on Friday night to watch over a nest of sea turtles that were close to hatching. They were going to protect the tiny turtles and help them get to the ocean once they had hatched. Everything was going well until a random drunk dude stumbled upon them and started yelling and attempting to get a little too close to the turtles.

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Free Beer was not good at flippy cup. (Wendy Reed/Townsquare Media)
Free Beer was not good at flippy cup. (Wendy Reed/Townsquare Media)
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America on Tap Was Surrounded by Rain, But we Made the Most of it [Photos]

It rained this morning, and we got a little wet within the last half hour of America on Tap at John Ball Park today. But, the weather held out long enough in between for us to have a fantastic time eating great food, drinking great beer, playing fun games, and listening to some awesome music.

Check out some photos from the day including the breweries, our awesome vendors, all of your smiling faces, and an interesting round of flippy cup between some of you, and Free Beer, Hot Wings, Producer Joe, and Janna.

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America on Tap Beers Listed by Type

We're not going to let this morning's weather keep us from having a great time at America on Tap at John Ball Park this afternoon!

We're gearing up for a great time with awesome beers, delicious food, thoroughly entertaining live music, and more! With over 120 beers from over 60 breweries, the beer list can be a little overwhelming.

Are IPAs more your thing? Maybe you're a mead kind of person? Well, we've separated the beers by type to make things a little easier for you. 

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Ronda Rousey Beats out Floyd Mayweather Jr. for ESPY, Wonders How he Feels About It [Video]

The ESPY Awards aren't all televised, and we're a little sad about that. Mostly because Ronda Rousey won one that wasn't televised, and called out Floyd Mayweather Jr. in spectacular fashion!

After winning the award for "Best Fighter" Rousey did an interview with ESPN in which she wondered aloud, "I wonder how Floyd feels being beat by a woman for once?" Which was a reference to Mayweather's previous convictions for domestic violence.

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West Michigan Severe Thunderstorm Watch Update

With the rains and wind hitting the West Michigan are today, there are a lot of objects blown into roadways, power outages scattered around the area, and flooded streets. There's more coming this evening, so be safe on your way home this afternoon!

There is a severe thunderstorm watch in effect until 9pm tonight for Kent county and the surrounding areas, with more rain, lightning, and high winds expected.

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