Category Archives: Ann Arbor

Washtenaw County Commissioners accused of making “veiled threats” in an attempt to force an Ann Arbor takeover of the Ypsilanti Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

Last night, during a committee meeting of the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners, Commissioner Alicia Ping made public the fact that several of her fellow commissioners had attempted to broker a “backroom” deal that would close the Ypsilanti Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (YACVB) and effectively shift its $1.1 million budget to the Ann Arbor […]

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Teen violence in Ypsilanti brings “savage inequality” into focus

It must be because I’ve been out of town for the past few weeks, but it didn’t even occur to me, when I posted last night about this new epidemic of youth violence we’re experiencing in Ypsilanti, to look at it through the lens of our relationship with Ann Arbor. While I noted in my […]

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A simple question about the proposed closing of the Ypsi Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

I’ve got a question for this Saturday morning… If the Ypsilanti Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (YACVB) were to be shut down, and all of their funds were to be handed over to the folks at the Ann Arbor Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (AAACVB), like many in Ann Arbor are conspiring to make happen, […]

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Ann Arbor’s art scene isn’t really completely dead, despite what I might have said in The Ann

No one has brought it up to me yet, but I suspect some readers of The Ann magazine are probably pissed at me. The new issue came out yesterday, and I was apparently quoted as having said that the arts scene had died in Ann Arbor with the closing, burning and subsequent bulldozing of the […]

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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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