Coffee as a Bad Guy?

I recently came across an article about a sultan that would behead people for drinking coffee. Not making this up. The name of this Turkish ruler was Sultan Murad IV, and he did not mess around. Apparently there was a fear that those who drank coffee were keen on conspiring to overthrow the government. The […]

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New Arrivals

Fans of horror, rejoice! We just got some new friends in today! When you come upstairs, you may notice that the first featured shelf that you see has been tweaked a bit. Jody was recently gifted with a box full of Rue Morgue magazines, and generously decided to share the boon with all of us! […]

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Dear Self: Please Calm Down

You guys. Last Friday was crazy. It was one of those days where it felt like all I did was run in circles, getting as little as possible accomplished. You know how it is when you undertake a big cleaning job, and before you know it you have piles of little cleaning jobs before you […]

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Viva Valentinus!

Okay, listen. My confession is this: I don’t really celebrate Valentine’s Day. I think that the coolest thing that I ever did on Valentine’s Day was attend a Deicide show at Harpo’s, and since then I seem to have personally retired the holiday… Don’t get me wrong, it’s not that I don’t believe in love. […]

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Meet Mar

Dear Readers, this is Mar. Mar, these are the Dear Readers. Now that we’ve gotten introductions out of the way… You may not recognize Mar because they are usually back in the kitchen while at the Raven. They help to make the magic happen behind the scenes. Ever tried the new Spinach Tomato Caprice Pita […]

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Free Valentine’s Day Weddings

Rose Shafran and David Earl Sexton, of Port Huron, kiss as a married couple during a ceremony at the Raven Cafe on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. The couple said they’d always intended to get married. The Rev. Pat Thompson was offering free ceremonies Wednesday for Valentine’s Day. (Photo: Jackie Smith/Times Herald) Here at the Raven […]

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“It Feels Like Home Here”

So, this past week I have been sorting through the Raven Review cards. Along with the Mad Libbed service review, some people add art on the back. Some use the cards to keep track of game scores. Some people just straight up Mad Lib and it gets weird. My favorite by far are the cards […]

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