Category Archives: Ann Arbor

Talking about saving trees and saving lives with the folks at Urban Ashes, the controversial EMU presidential search, and Cultivate Coffee and Tap House… on this weekend’s episode of the Saturday Six Pack

While a few elements are still coming together concerning this Saturday evening’s show, I wanted to share couple of items with you so that you can start thinking about the things we’ll be discussing, and perhaps share this post with others who you think might be interested. Before I get into what we’ll be discussing […]

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I’m Shmacked, the Smithsonian Folkways of binge drinking, to return to Ann Arbor, record the drunken stupidity of Michigan’s most privileged for posterity

A few weeks ago, The Center for Michigan, inspired in part by my experiences inside the University of Michigan emergency room on a football Saturday last year, published a series of insightful articles about game day binge drinking on Michigan’s college campuses. As we discussed here at the time, they didn’t just talk with university […]

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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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