Recent and Featured Books & Film Articles

  • Traverse City Film Festival: What to See if…

    Suggestions for the Traverse City Film Festival based on who you are.

  • Traverse City Film Festival: School's in Session

    The Traverse City Film Festival’s Film School series brings fun and education for all ages to the festival.

  • Traverse City Film Festival: Ticket Line Chat

    Cool weather kept the line short last weekend at the Traverse City Film Festival office, and dedicated fans benefited.

  • Traverse City Film Festival: Roger & Me 20 Years Later

    The Traverse City Film Festival will screen a commemorative showing of Michael Moore’s ground-breaking documentary Roger & Me.

  • Traverse City Film Fest Tickets On Sale

    The Traverse City Film Festival box office opens Saturday, July 18 for public sales, so move fast and get your tickets.

  • Hot Picks for the Traverse City Film Fest

    Films I’m going to see, and you should too, at this year’s Traverse City Film Festival, July 28 through August 2 — Nathan Harris, editorial intern.

  • Murder Takes a Road Trip

    Three Up North authors take their show on the road this summer, visiting local libraries and bookstores in support of their new books

  • Author Finds Inspiration in Charlevoix

    Kristina Riggle draws from her Charlevoix memories to create her first novel, Real Life and Liars.

  • He Rewrote History

    When Benzonia author Bruce Catton wrote about the Civil War from the foot soldier’s viewpoint—not the general’s—he changed how America saw and wrote about war forevermore.

  • Beach Reads from Petoskey’s McLean & Eakin

    The helpful and well-read staff at McLean & Eakin, in Petoskey, help us out with some dynamite reads for a summer’s day.

  • Anne by Constance Fenimore Woolson

    Excerpt from the novel Anne by Constance Fenimore Woolson. Published in the 1880’s and set on Mackinac Island.

  • Doug Stanton’s New Book Goes Big

    Traverse City author Doug Stanton’s new book, Horse Soldiers, to be on cover of New York Times Book Review and more.

  • Michigan Film Industry Comes Up North

    All the land’s a production set—and so are RV parks, village streets, the waterfront and once-abandoned factories.

  • Michael’s State Theatre Surprise

    Michael Moore introduces new special event, Mike’s Surprise, each week at Traverse City’s State Theater.

  • Interview with Award-Winning Author Joe Borri

    Frank talk with the award-winning author of Eight Dogs Named Jack: And Fourteen Other Stories from the Detroit Streets and Michigan Wilderness.

  • Bow Season, A Short Story

    Excerpted from Eight Dogs Named Jack and Fourteen Other Stories From the Detroit Streets and Michigan Wilderness, by Joe Borri.

  • Glen Lake Book Wins Big

    “Historic Cottages of Glen Lake,” by Barbara Siepker, nabs a prestigious State History Award.

  • A Pirate’s Quest

    A new book by the publisher of Stranger in the Woods.

  • Secret Lives of Barns on T.C.'s Old Mission

    Retired kindergarten teacher and Old Mission resident Evelyn Johnson uncovers the stories behind the barns on Traverse City’s Old Mission Peninsula.

  • Behind the Scenes: Youth in Revolt

    Scoop and photos from Michael Cera’s new comedy Youth in Revolt, filmed in Frankfort and Lake Leelanau, Michigan.