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New Netflix Instant Releases: October 2016

The best thing about the beginning of a new month is the slew of new releases and classics coming to Netflix Instant. Wishing you could have a rom-com double feature? Good, because now you can with How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days and Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Bummed you missed two art house releases, Greek comedy Chevalier and last year’s Palme d’Or winner Dheepan? No problem. Have you been itching for a good cry and Titanic movie night? Wait no longer! (Sorry, I buried the lead. Titanic coming to Netflix is all that matters.) On top of those, the new season of dystopian tech thriller Black Mirror hits Netflix Instant next month, plus Christopher Guest‘s Mascots and Ava DuVernay’s documentary The 13th. It’s gonna be a good month of you, your TV and your couch.

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"I though they'd at least clean up downtown for Artprize" "No, sweetie, that's an exhibit." (Photo Wendy Reed)
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Artprize Eight 2016 Survival Tips for Grand Rapids Workers

Artprize Eight is here! Wednesday, September 21st, downtown Grand Rapids filled up with thousands of additional people, wandering aimlessly through the streets and buildings, taking your favorite booth at the restaurant you love for lunch, and clogging the streets as they try to decided if they're really lost or not. Yay, Artprize!

I've had two years of experience with it now, and I've learned some valuable lessons from it, and I would like to share them with you now.

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ArtPrize Mural Honors Michigan’s Rock Heritage [Photo]

A West Michigan artist has honored Michigan's lengthy Rock'N Roll tradition with six foot by six foot mural on the west side. 

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A Prisoner Used Soap and Toilet Paper to Create An ArtPrize Entry [Video]

It's safe to say that one ArtPrize Artist stands out as the most unique artist in the competition.  Dartagnan Little is a convicted felon who created his entry while behind bars...

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Chicago Has One of America’s Great City Flags, But That’s No Reason to Pick on Grand Rapids

More than just about any other city in America, hang around Chicago and you'll see the city's flag just about everywhere. Any why not? It's a great flag. But is that any reason to pick on a city with perhaps an inferior flag - like Grand Rapids. Shots were fired on Twitter recently.

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UPDATE: Missing Grand Rapids Teen Found Safe

16-year-old Kierra Gietzen ran away from home on September 19. She has since contacted family and has communicated suicidal thoughts.

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ArtPrize Artist Creates ‘Tinygami’ and Offers Tips for Beginners [Video]

Stacie Tamaki is bringing miniature origami to Grand Central Market & Deli for the third straight year at ArtPrize.

Watch as Tamaki demonstrates how she makes "Tinygami" and offers tips for beginners. She also explains the symbolism behind her origami mobiles.

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Deroit Rockers Wilson Killed It at The Intersection with Sevendust

Tuesday night, September 13th, Wilson returned to Grand Rapids with Sevendust, Crobot, and Twelve Foot Ninja at the Intersection. All the bands kicked ass throughout the show, and Wilson represented Detroit and Michigan well with a great set!

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Charges Brought in the Kidnapping and Murder of Jessica Heeringa – FBHW Segment 16

The biggest news story around West Michigan this week is the charges brought against Jeffrey Willis for the kidnapping and murder of Jessica Heeringa. This has sadly been something haunting the area for the last few years, but hopefully there will be some resolution soon, now.

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‘Bad Santa 2’ Red Band Trailer: Santa’s Mom Is Coming to Town

It seems pretty silly that anyone would bother with releasing a green band trailer for Bad Santa 2 — it’s not as if this movie is for people who aren’t aware of what they’re getting into. The whole selling point is Billy Bob Thornton as a booze-drenched, foul-mouthed and utterly despicable (that’s seriously an understatement) crook who dresses up as Santa. Any pretense of propriety has been dropped with the release of the second red band trailer which is, somehow, more crass than the first.

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Michigan Man Arrested for Allegedly Killing His Four Children, Injuring their Mother [VIDEO]

A Dearborn Heights man has been arrested for allegedly killing his four children and stepchildren and injuring the children's mother, WDIV reports.

The incident happened early Wednesday morning at home on Hipp Street. Police say the man called 911 around 1:30a.m. to say he had killed his family. 

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Grand Rapids Among The Top 50 Best Bike Cities

Grand Rapids has landed at 33rd on Bicycling.com's list of the best bike cities in the United States. As a daily bike commuter, I can agree to a point, but we still have a ways to go before we hit the top 10.

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