Category Archives: Ann Arbor

Just imagine how awesome of a wall we’d have around Ann Arbor if, of the past 40 years, we’d invested in bricks instead of the AATA

I should know better than to try to make sense of the arguments being offered by the rag tag band anti-tax activists who have come together to fight the AAATA millage we’ll be voting on next month, but, when I heard that they’d launched a website, I thought that I’d check it out, and see […]

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Zingerman’s founder Paul Saginaw on his time with Obama, the importance of raising the minimum wage, and why business owners should invest in their employees instead of their lobbyists

Early last winter, when the National Restaurant Association issued a formal statement about how raising the minimum wage would kill their industry, Paul Saginaw, one of the co-founders of Ann Arbor’s iconic Zingerman’s Deli, felt compelled to respond, and argue in favor of raising the federal minimum wage from $7.25. “We would be irresponsible employers […]

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“Why should I move from New York to Ypsi instead of Ann Arbor?”

Earlier today, a reader of this site – a Michigan expatriate living in New York – left the following comment in response to my exit interview with Terri and Meghan Eagen-Torkko. As he’s only received one response thus far, I thought that I’d bump it up here to the front page. And here’s the one […]

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Ypsi/Arbor Exit Interview: Terri and Meghan Eagen-Torkko

Continuing our Ypsi-Arbor expat interview series, today we’re talking with Terri and Meghan Eagen-Torkko, who recently made the decision to leave Ypsilanti for Seattle. MARK: Before we get started, could each of you please state your full name, country of origin, and favorite childhood television program? TERRI: Terri Eagen-Torkko, Wisconsin, Saturday Night Live from the […]

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Art, Food, Sex and Trauma: Mark Maynard shoots the shit with the most important artists of our day… Episode 1: John Maggie

Since I started interviewing musicians about their favorite vacations, there’s been quite a bit of pressure on me to somehow incorporate visual artists. Well, after thinking about it for the past several months, I came up what I hope is a fruitful new series. It’s called “Art, Food, Sex and Trauma: Mark Maynard shoots the […]

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