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The Untold History of Zines… Doug Holland on Pathetic Life

When I set out to interview all of the folks that were doing work that I respected back in the ‘90s, during the golden age of zines, there was one person I knew I wouldn’t be able to speak with. I’d been told by multiple people that Doug Holland, the man behind the legendary zine […]

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White supremacists deface “Black Lives Matter” mural in Ypsilanti’s Riverside Park

Late last night, under cover of darkness, members of a white supremacist group called the Patriot Front appear to have painted over the large “Black Lives Matter” mural in Ypsilanti’s Riverside Park. This, apparently, is something that this particular organization — a group which splintered away from the neo-Nazi organization Vanguard America after 2017’s “Unite […]

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Watching The Pawnbroker and Blade Runner back to back

I’ve been trying my best not to obsess about the news lately, which is why I’ve been spending less time here. (Blogging and obsessing about the news have always gone hand in hand with me.) On the plus side, this reallocation of bandwidth has given me more time to spend time with my family, take […]

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Mark’s Covid Diary… February 22, 2021

A friend of ours was diagnosed with Covid not too long ago. About three or four days before her diagnosis, she and Linette had taken a long walk together. They’d been wearing their masks the whole time, and had stayed a good distance apart from one anther, but we were still concerned. Linette not only […]

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The end of one era, and the beginning of another

I wouldn’t allow myself to believe that we’d actually get here. I thought for sure that something terrible would happen. My OCD makes it really easy for me to imagine worst case scenarios, and I had dozens of them racing through my mind. Thankfully, none of them came to pass, and we had a peaceful […]

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