Quick Hits: May 13

Happy Friday the 13th! The fear of Friday the 13th (known as friggatriskaidekaphobia) has its roots in Norse and Christian mythology. As the Norse myth goes, twelve gods were having dinner at Valhalla when an uninvited thirteenth guest – mischief-maker Loki – crashed the party and tricked Höðr into killing his brother Baldr (son of OdinContinue reading “Quick Hits: May 13”

Happy Birthday, Michigan!

My beloved home state is celebrating its 185th birthday today, and to mark the occasion, here are a few of my favorite Michigan-born artists and Michigan-set media. Stevie Wonder Any number of Michigan-born musicians could have topped this list; Motown Records is just an embarrassment of musical riches. But no single artist has brought meContinue reading “Happy Birthday, Michigan!”