Category Archives: Ann Arbor

Ypsilanti Immigration Interview: Donald Harrison

Michigan filmmaker Donald Harrison, who, up until recently, ran the Ann Arbor Film Festival, just recently purchased a home in Ypsilanti, and made the move east from Ann Arbor. Here’s our official immigration interview. MARK: Remind me when we first met… It’s been well over a decade ago now, right? DONALD: Indeed, I remember first […]

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Wait, Wait, Don’t Forget Who Brought You Here

It would seem that WEMU, as part of their 50th anniversary celebration, brought Peter Sagal’s weekly NPR quiz show Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me to Michigan. The thing is, the show ended up being all about the University of Michigan, and nary a mention was made of Eastern Michigan University or WEMU. In fact, Sagal […]

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The Center for Michigan: in campus hospitals, beds full of drinking casualties

Last year, on a football Saturday in Ann Arbor just before Thanksgiving, I drove myself to the hospital with chest pains. As it turns out, I hadn’t had a heart attack, just a lot of stomach acid backing up into my lungs, but it took nearly 24 hours to come to that diagnosis. So I […]

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A love letter from Ann Arbor

[The text is taken from an anonymous email I received this evening. The image of our downtown water tower is from the Ypsilanti Area Visitors and Convention Bureau’s new Ypsi Real video.]

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This Thursday it will be explained to us, the people of Ypsi, why it’s in our best interest to stop marketing our community, and just enjoy the prosperity that will invariably trickle down from Ann Arbor

I’ve said about all I can say about the forced merger of the Ypsilanti Area Visitors and Convention Bureau and the Ann Arbor Area Visitors and Convention Bureau. And I don’t want to subject you to yet another rant about how, in my opinion, we’re being strong-armed into accepting a deal that would transfer the over […]

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