Category Archives: Ann Arbor

The Six Pack Portrait Project makes the cover of The Ann magazine

I was just informed that yours truly, along with Brandon “MC Kadence” Mitchell and Ypsilanti photographer Chris Stranad will be gracing the cover of the next issue of The Ann magazine, which, if I understand correctly, is to be largely about the increasingly complex, interconnected and supportive art scene evolving here in Ypsilanti. The very […]

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The Ann Arbor Seed Company’s Eric Kampe on the importance of seed saving, the threat of the “Big Seed” industry, and how proud he is of his biennial root vegetables

A few weeks ago, I had the occasion to lead a seed bomb making workshop at the downtown Ypsilanti library, where, by the way, there happens to be a pretty awesome seed library. And, after we’d finished making the seed bombs, and talking about where and how they might be deployed, we watched a documentary […]

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What does it say about our society when even our priests are proudly declaring that they’re prepared to dispense lethal force?

Ann Arbor Catholic priest Ed Fride is in the news today for encouraging his parishioners at Christ the King Catholic Church to arm themselves. In a letter sent out this past weekend to his flock, Fride explained why he carried a weapon, and why the church would likely be hosting more CPL classes on their […]

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Bulb Records co-founder Pete Larson visits from Kenya, Mark talks art with Yen Azzaro, and we attempt an on-air swap meet… on this weekend’s edition of the Saturday Six Pack

When I first met Pete Larson, over 25 years ago now, I think he’d just moved to Ann Arbor from Mississippi. He was a skinny kid with a long, scraggly beard like a goat, and a love for dangerously loud, life-shortening music. My first memory of him is at the Club Heidelberg, standing with one […]

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Archival footage from 1970 suggests that Ann Arbor was once interesting

As we discussed not too long ago in a thread about Ann Arbor’s proposed “Ambassador” program, there was a time in Ann Arbor’s past when it wasn’t wealthy business owners pushing for their own private security force, but the young people of Ann Arbor, who wanted to replace the cops with their own “people’s peace […]

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