Category Archives: Ann Arbor

Are Ann Arbor’s school dress codes out of date and sexist? Two high school students seem to think so.

A couple of weeks ago, Ada Banks, a sixteen year old student at Community High, and her friend Julia Hale, a sophomore at Pioneer, drafted a petition aimed at persuading the administrators of Ann Arbor’s public high schools and middle schools to reconsider their dress codes. “As students who must follow these codes,” the two […]

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Bike Ann Arbor to provide bike valet parking at local events this summer with A2Awesome grant

Earlier this week I mentioned that the Ann Arbor Awesome Foundation had awarded $1,000 grants to both Abundant Michigan Permaculture Ypsilanti (AMPY) and Bike Ann Arbor. While I shared quite a bit of information at the time about what the AMPY team was hoping to accomplish on the grounds of Dawn Farm with their grant, […]

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Timothy Monger makes good, delivers rural pop version of Bowie’s Moonage Daydream

Last winter, as part of our Michigan Musicians on Vacation series, I interviewed Great Lakes Myth Society founder Timothy Monger about a trip he’d taken to attend a wedding in Oregon. Well, at some point during the interview, our conversation turned to our shared love of early Bowie and I made the following proposal to […]

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Local permaculture group to create communal tool shed on the grounds of Dawn Farm with A2Awesome grant

The Ann Arbor Awesome Foundation today announced the award of two $1,000 grants, one of which was given to Ypsilanti’s Jesse Tack for the establishment of a communal permaculture tool shed on the grounds of Dawn Farm, a local treatment facility for addiction. Here, with more on the project, is a quick interview with Jesse, […]

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Art, Food, Sex and Trauma: Mark Maynard shoots the shit with the most important artists to ever draw breath on the planet earth… Episode 3: Peter Sickman-Garner

Today we’re joined by Peter Sickman-Garner, the cartoonist behind the beloved series Hey, Mister. Pete’s new book, the 192-page graphic novel Come Hell or Highwater Pants, will be be released by Top Shelf this Saturday at the Toronto Comic Art Festival. MARK: When did you first start drawing? And, what, if you can recall, was […]

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