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Contributor Spotlight: Pull Up a Chair with Denise, Michele & Renee!

One of my favorite things is connecting women. The other day I was having coffee with a friend and as she told me about a ministry dream, I immediately thought of two other friends who share a like-hearted passion and whose paths are going in a similar direction. I wanted my coffee shop friend to meet my other friends, stat! The same thing happens when I’m reading a good book — simultaneously processing all the nuggets of wisdom for myself and thinking about who else in my life would be encourag...
Tags: Amazon, Colorado, California, Friendship, Inspiration, Ethiopia, Community, Green Bay Packers, Jesus, James, Rocky Mountains, Midwest, Denise, Michele, Cross, Renee


Jeff Nichols on the Midwestern Biker Movie He Dreams of Making

For over five years, Jeff Nichols has been talking about trying his hand at a biker movie. The writer-director behind Mud and Take Shelter has yet to write a script, but he knows the story is set in the 1960s and is dead set on making the movie one day. The filmmaker, who is currently working the Alien Nation remake and a script for an animated film, recently shared with us some of his ideas about his potential biker movie, and why he’s intimidated by it. Usually, Nichols works on two script...
Tags: Movies, Matthew Mcconaughey, Drama, Interviews, California, Features, Memphis, Michael Shannon, Midwest, Nichols, Mike, Nicholas, Lucero, Jeff Nichols, Featured Stories Sidebar, Midwest When


Chargers battle jet lag upon arrival in London

Los Angeles Chargers defensive end Melvin Ingram, right, and Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen, second left, leave the field after a training session at Allianz Park in London, Friday Oct. 19, 2018. The Los Angeles Chargers are preparing for an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans at London’s Wembley stadium on Sunday. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland) Los Angeles Chargers cornerback Casey Hayward takes interviews after a training session at Allianz Park in London, Friday Oct. 19...
Tags: London, Sports, NFL, Sport, Soccer, Wembley, Chargers, Melvin Gordon, Philip Rivers, Cleveland, Keenan Allen, Tennessee Titans, Midwest, Don, Hayward, Allianz Park


Jane.VC, a new fund for female entrepreneurs, wants founders to cold email them

Want to pitch a venture capitalist? You’ll need a “warm introduction” first. At least that’s what most in the business will advise. Find a person, typically a man, who made the VC you’re interested in pitching a whole bunch of money at some point and have them introduce you. Why? Because VCs love people who’ve made them money; naturally, they’ll be willing to hear you out if you’ve got at least one money maker on your side. There’s a big problem with that cycle. Not all entrepreneurs are fr...
Tags: London, Youtube, Stanford, Tech, Fox, Silicon Valley, Cleveland, Bay Area, Midwest, Jane, Bannon, Amplifyher Ventures, Jane VC, Jennifer Neundorfer, TechCrunch Neundorfer, Maren Bannon


J.G. Swayze – “#DFRNT”

https://open.spotify.com/embed/track/1LL3B0UU9mLeCQgnX0tUsw “When’s the last time you heard a brotha spit it this nice?” Raised in the Southern suburbs of Chicago and Northwest Indiana, Yehoshua Daud Al-Hadi, who goes by the Rap alias, J.G. SWAYZE, is the newest artist out of the Midwest. After earning his Bachelors in Electrical Engineering in 2015, S.W.A.Y.Z.E. began professionally releasing music with long-time collaborator, and childhood friend, Carter G. Rich. Swayze would later start his ...
Tags: Chicago, Jazz, Northwest, Singles, Midwest, Swayze, DFRNT, J G Swayze, Indiana Yehoshua Daud Al Hadi, Carter G Rich Swayze, Thomas Boatner


Marijuana policies at play on Election Day, even in Republican strongholds

Marijuana will once again be a hot topic on Election Day, with the future of local, state and federal cannabis policies in the hands of voters Nov. 6. But this time, voters in states that typically lean Republican will be the ones weighing legalization measures at the ballot box. A number of red communities in California, from the Inland Empire town of Hemet to rural El Dorado County, also will join dozens of blue communities in voting during the midterm elections on whether to allow commercial ...
Tags: Utah, Elections, News, Congress, California, Oregon, Senate, Marijuana, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Cannabis, Canada, Soccer, Gop, United States


Roa, Gardner intensify Sprint Car title run at Perris Auto Speedway

The USAC/CRA Sprint Car championship battle between Brody Roa and Damion Gardner continues Saturday at Perris Auto Speedway, complete with Midwest visitors preparing for next month’s prestigious Budweiser Nationals. When the series last competed at PAS in late September, Roa had a 51-point lead. However, in the past three races, Gardner has trimmed the deficit to 30 points with six rounds remaining. In addition to the Sprint Cars, the program will also feature PAS Senior and Young Gun Sprints. S...
Tags: Europe, Florida, California, Sport, Indiana, Soccer, Arizona, Tracy, Long Beach, Roseville, Dallas, Nascar, Grant, Thorn, Charlotte, Billy


CS Interview: Ike Barinholtz on Directing and Starring in The Oath

BEGIN SLIDESHOW How Ike Barinholtz used The Oath to capture lightning in a bottle At the beginning of Ike Barinhotz’s The Oath, a controversial White House policy turns family member against family member, which culminates over Thanksgiving dinner as it examines our modern era of political tribalism. When Chris (Ike Barinholtz), a high-strung, progressive news junkie, and his more level-headed wife Kai (Tiffany Haddish) learn that citizens are being asked to sign a loyalty oath to the P...
Tags: Movies, Interviews, White House, America, Fbi, Chicago, Donald Trump, Hillary, Chris, Midwest, Alex Jones, Don, Bernie, Tiffany, Gosh, Jim Comey


WOW Air CEO: Strategy shift behind exit from three cities in U.S. Midwest

Despite plans to exit Cincinnati, Cleveland and St. Louis, WOW says North America remains a top priority. But connecting flyers to India is new focus.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, India, North America, Usa Today, Midwest, Cincinnati Cleveland, St Louis WOW


Grain buys Great Plains Communications

Grain Management LLC has acquired Nebraska-based Great Plains Communications, a telecommunications provider. No financial terms were disclosed. TD Securities served as financial adviser to Grain on the deal while UBS Investment Bank did likewise for Great Plains Communications. PRESS RELEASE October 18, 2018 (Washington, DC) – Grain Management, LLC (Grain), a leading private equity firm focused on investments in the communications sector, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of ...
Tags: Trends, Wyoming, Washington Dc, Nebraska, Midwest, Hunt, Grain, UBS Investment Bank, Jensen, Great Plains, TD Securities, Great Plains Communications, Omaha Metro, Morgan Lewis Bockius LLP, PE Deals, Garrigan


PE-backed Brook & Whittle backs Prime Package & Label Co

Brook & Whittle, which is backed by Snow Phipps, has made an investment in Prime Package & Label Co. LLC. No financial terms were disclosed. Brook & Whittle is a maker of premium prime label solutions. PRESS RELEASE NEW YORK, Oct. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Brook and Whittle Holdings, Corp. (“Brook & Whittle”), a leading provider of pressure sensitive and shrink sleeve prime labels to consumer and medical end markets, today announced an investment in Prime Package & Label Co., L.L.C. (“Prime”), a p...
Tags: New York, Trends, M&a, Nashville, North America, St Louis, Southeast, Midwest, Company, Brook, Jim, Amherst, Guilford, St Louis MO, North Branford, PE


The Democrats' Path to Winning the House Runs Through the Midwest

To counteract the liberal momentum, centrist groups like Third Way have been pushing candidates to read up on history and polling.
Tags: Science, House, Midwest


USA's infamous 'Tornado Alley' may be shifting east

Over the past four decades, researchers found that tornadoes have increased over a large swath of the Midwest and Southeast.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Usa Today, Midwest


US tornado frequency shifting eastward from Great Plains

A new study finds that over the past four decades, tornado frequency has increased over a large swath of the Midwest and Southeast and decreased in portions of the central and southern Great Plains, a region traditionally associated with Tornado Alley.
Tags: US, Midwest, Great Plains


Study: US tornado frequency shifting eastward from Great Plains

A new study finds that over the past four decades, tornado frequency has increased over a large swath of the Midwest and Southeast and decreased in portions of the central and southern Great Plains, a region traditionally associated with Tornado Alley.
Tags: US, Midwest, Great Plains


Travel News: October 17, 2018

Contentious Mexico train revived as new president comes to office Travel Weekly The Mexican Congress is expected to increase its tourism tax on airline tickets to $32 from $25 to help build an on-again, off-again, sometimes controversial, $6 billion-plus tourist train that would connect hot destinations across the Yucatan Peninsula. President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has said he is strongly committed to not only completing but also significantly expanding the tourist train route. The $...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Usa, Instagram, Congress, Mexico, Ohio, Kardashian, Iceland, Cleveland, St Louis, Yucatan Peninsula, News And Deals, Cincinnati, Midwest, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador


WOW Air retrenching? Service to three Midwest cities axed

WOW Air’s aggressive expansion into U.S. Heartland has run into turbulence. Budget airline says it will ax service to St. Louis, Cleveland and Cincinnati.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, Budget, News, Usa Today, Cincinnati, Midwest, St Louis Cleveland, U S Heartland


Patterson, Harmeyer Win ‘Largest North American Rollerski Race’, NENSA Fall Classic

2018 Olympian and Craftsbury Green Racing Project skier Caitlin Patterson (in the yellow bib as the NENSA Rollerski Race Series leader) en route to a win in the open women’s 10 k at the NENSA Rossignol Fall Rollerski Classic on Saturday, Oct. 13, in Jericho, Vt. (Photo: Dave and Carl Priganc) This past weekend, more than 170 skiers descended upon the Camp Ethan Allen Training Site at the Vermont National Guard base in Jericho, Vermont, for the New England Nordic Ski Association (NENSA) Rossigno...
Tags: General, News, Sport, Dave, Racing, Skiing, Vermont, Midwest, Jericho, Ethan Allen, Mount Mansfield, UVM, Craftsbury, Adam Martin, Caitlin Patterson, Trapp Family Lodge


I've taken AncestryDNA, 23andMe, and National Geographic genetics tests — here's how to choose one to try

I tried DNA tests from 23andMe, Ancestry, and National Geographic to learn about my family's history and my health. The tests vary in terms of what information they provide and how precise they are. I'm often asked which test I'd recommend. My answer boils down to one question: What do you want to get out of the test?  From migration patterns to how much DNA you have in common with a Neanderthal, here's what you can learn from each report.  I've sent my spit off for more genetics tests than ...
Tags: US, Trends, Fda, Norway, National Geographic, Business Insider, Ftc, Midwest, Ancestry, Geno, National Geographic s Geno, 23andMe Ancestry, Hominin, James Hazel


Wizard World Madison Announces Discount Early Pricing

It’s less than two months until the next Wizard World show here in Madison, Wisconsin. This, now in its fourth year, is not a spectacular show, with few guests interested in coming to the Midwest in late fall and little attention paid locally. Perhaps to compensate for that and make up for some of the recent cancellations, the organizer has announced “a revolutionary, fan-friendly pricing system with general admission as low as $9.99 for a limited time.” They’re driving advance [...]
Tags: Comics, Midwest, Madison Wisconsin, Comic News


Analysis: Trump's ethanol plan: Hype now, legal fights later

President Donald Trump's hyping of a plan to boost ethanol demand drew cheers at an Iowa rally on Tuesday, but the oil refining industry has promised a lawsuit to block the move, so victory for Midwest farmers is far from certain.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Iowa, Donald Trump, Trump, Midwest


High Stakes Midwest Governors Races Have Huge Implications For Gerrymandering

A number of states currently under full GOP control—including Wisconsin, South Dakota, Kansas, Michigan and Ohio—allow the governor veto power over district maps drawn by the state legislature. With less than four weeks to go before Election Day, Democrats are either in the lead or in close races to retake the governor’s mansion in those states. Redistricting experts say that winning just this one office represents Democrats’ best opportunity to have a voice in the once-a-decade redistricting pr...
Tags: News, Minnesota, Maryland, Eric Holder, Gop, South Dakota, House, Wisconsin, Scott Walker, Ohio, Michigan, Dc, Baltimore, Midwest, Martin O'malley, Allegra Kirkland


Another Look: Just Over the Horizon (with bubblegum)

Another moment I have always remembered was walking out on deck one night after supper and finding a young red-haired officer peering into the dark through binoculars. He told me he was scanning the horizon for signs of other ships, and the way to do that, he explained, was to look not at the horizon but just above it. He said you could see better that way than by looking straight on, and I have found it to be an invaluable truth in many ways. Listen not just to the words being spoken but to th...
Tags: Religion, Noah, Jesus, Midwest, Maris, Roger Maris, Baseball and life, Frederick Buechner Wunderjahr


A new voice of the Midwest arrives in Leif Enger’s ‘Virgil Wander’

American fiction has just a handful of enduring chroniclers in flyover country. But those who keep count of Midwest voices, can add a Minnesotan, Leif Enger, to the list.
Tags: Books, News, Entertainment, Midwest, Leif Enger


SPX 2018 panels

SPX 2018 Panel - Illuminating Legends SmallPressExpo Published on Sep 24, 2018 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-w-TbUtzpfE The adage "write what you know" has led to many beautiful and inspiring autobiographies; but when writing and/or drawing the life of another, you're given the chance to step into another's shoes. Ron Wimberly (Sentences), Hazel Newlevant (If ...
Tags: Comics, Sweden, America, Midwest, Julie, LIV, Roz, Roz Chast, Rachel Miller, Mike Rhode, Josh Kramer, Doucet, Nate Powell, Ryan Holmberg, Julie Doucet, Jason Rodriguez


Soon-To-Be Parents, Caitlin and Brian Gregg on the Winter Ahead

Caitlin Gregg rocking her baby “bump” while 20 weeks pregnant at the Loppet Foundation’s Trail Loppet, an “urban trail run”, on Sept. 21 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She and her husband Brian are expecting their first child in early February. (Courtesy photo) The questions started rolling in this spring. How’s training going? Are you going for 2019 World Championships? What’s the plan for next winter? When you’re Caitlin and Brian Gregg, Olympians and local superstars in the Midwest, it’s hard to...
Tags: General, News, Minneapolis, Interviews, Sport, Canada, Skiing, Brian, British Columbia, Randall, Greggs, New England, New York City Marathon, Midwest, Duluth Minnesota, Packer


Mason Wells acquires Structural Concepts Corporation

Mason Wells has acquired Muskegon, Michigan-based Structural Concepts Corporation, a maker of temperature-controlled food and beverage display cases for food service establishments and supermarkets. No financial terms were disclosed. PRESS RELEASE MILWAUKEE (October 9, 2018) – Mason Wells announced today that it has closed on the acquisition of Structural Concepts Corporation (“SCC” or the “Company”). The Company will be owned by Mason Wells, members of current management and other co-investors....
Tags: Milwaukee, Trends, Midwest, Company, The Company, Muskegon Michigan, SCC, Midwestern, PE Deals, Mason Wells, Mason Wells Mason Wells, Jay Radtke, Mason Wells Buyout Fund, Structural Concepts Corporation, James Doss, Muskegon MI The Company


‘Making a Murderer’ Part 2 Trailer: The Convictions Were Only the Beginning

Netflix’s Making a Murder caused a sensation in 2015, telling the story of Steven Avery, who is either a killer or an innocent man framed by zealous cops, depending on who you ask. The Avery story continues with Making a Murderer Part 2, which delves into the case following Avery’s conviction. Is there still a chance Avery and his nephew Brendan Dassey could be cleared? Is it already too late? Or are they guilty after all? Watch the Making a Murderer part 2 trailer below.  Making a Murderer ...
Tags: Movies, Documentary, Netflix, Avery, Midwest, Steven Avery, Brendan Dassey, Making A Murderer, Teresa Halbach, Laura Ricciardi, Moira Demos, Dassey, Ricciardi, TV Trailer, Making a Murderer Part 2


‘Making a Murderer’ Season 2 Trailer: The Convictions Were Only the Beginning

Netflix’s Making a Murder caused a sensation in 2015, telling the story of Steven Avery, who is either a killer or an innocent man framed by zealous cops, depending on who you ask. The Avery story continues with Making a Murderer Part 2, which delves into the case following Avery’s conviction. Is there still a chance Avery and his nephew Brendan Dassey could be cleared? Is it already too late? Or are they guilty after all? Watch the Making a Murderer season 2 trailer below.  Making a Murdere...
Tags: Movies, Documentary, Netflix, Avery, Midwest, Steven Avery, Brendan Dassey, Making A Murderer, Teresa Halbach, Laura Ricciardi, Moira Demos, Dassey, Ricciardi, TV Trailer, Making a Murderer Part 2


Making a Murderer Part 2 Trailer: The Truth Gets a Second Look

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Making a Murderer Part 2 trailer: The truth gets a second look Netflix has released the official trailer for Making a Murderer: Part 2, continuing the story of Steven Avery and his nephew Brendan Dassey. Check out the trailer now in the player below, as well as the official key art in the gallery! Emmy Award-winning filmmakers Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos return to the Midwest where they have exclusive access to Steven Avery and his co-defendant and nephew Brendan Dasse...
Tags: TV, Movies, America, Netflix, TV News, Streaming, Avery, Demos, Midwest, Steven Avery, Brendan Dassey, Making A Murderer, Teresa Halbach, Northwestern University, Steven, Brendan