If you want to survive a long northern winter then music is your best bet. Without music we would all be shells — pods — rotting in a vegetable state without a proper soundtrack. But instead of totally starving your sun-deprived brain monster, toss that jerk a little snack with these soul-piercing ensembles hailing from […]
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About Michele Lawrence
A graduate from UCLA in literature and a native Los Angelino, Michele’s been living in Finland the past decade. She’s the co-editor of Ink Tank, the contributing editor of helsinki:now and has over 10+ years experience in music journalism and storytelling.
When she’s not writing/editing Michele enjoys being elbow-deep in potting soil (gardening) and lurking in record shops (music-obsessed). You can follow her on Instagram.
Entries by Michele Lawrence
Is the impending Finnish winter already clenching tightly on what’s left of your November soul? If so then check out these 5 winter activities that won’t add more chaos to your already insane inner monologue.
With so much eye-grabbing art out there it’s difficult to find a focal point. Hannu Huhtamo’s light painting photography is an art form that provides just that — focus. Hannu is putting an interesting spin on photography by overlaying long exposure captures of light movement to beautiful still photography, and he’s using Finland as the […]
On days when he’s not killing endangered species in foreign countries for sport and making a mockery of the White House with his mere presence, Junior Jackass is posting absurdly dumb twitter posts about complex political issues he’s completely clueless about (he’s definitely his father’s son). The internet’s response did not cease to amaze… […]
In the spirit of Halloween, a time when children gather irreversible mental damage and adults get drunk in full costume without being labeled dangerously unstable, we’ve put together a pictorial shortlist of California’s most infamous serial killers to date. These human abominations will hopefully not increase your preexisting anxiety, but will remind your dark side […]
We all cling desperately to warmer weather and scattered sunshine, but once those notions are gone for good with the encroaching winter months, it’s beneficial to have sanctuary spots in Helsinki where you can grasp onto your remaining sanity. Fun Bowling and Bar is one of those spots, and here’s why…
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