Category Archives: Art and Culture

The Untold History of Zines… Nancy Kangas on Nancy’s Magazine

Nancy Kangas moved from Columbus to San Francisco in the early 1980s. By 1983, she’d launched “Nancy’s Magazine.” Over the course of the next 13 years, she’d put out 13 issues, cementing her place in the history of the American underground press. [above: Nancy Kangas in her San Francisco apartment, circa 1984.] MARK: I’m not […]

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The Untold History of Zines… Doug Holland on Pathetic Life

When I set out to interview all of the folks that were doing work that I respected back in the ‘90s, during the golden age of zines, there was one person I knew I wouldn’t be able to speak with. I’d been told by multiple people that Doug Holland, the man behind the legendary zine […]

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Watching The Pawnbroker and Blade Runner back to back

I’ve been trying my best not to obsess about the news lately, which is why I’ve been spending less time here. (Blogging and obsessing about the news have always gone hand in hand with me.) On the plus side, this reallocation of bandwidth has given me more time to spend time with my family, take […]

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What would you want from an Ypsilanti vending machine?

My friend Dave, having a pretty good sense of what might interest me, just sent me the following image from a local free weekly in Portland about a vending machine that, starting tomorrow, will be used to distribute vegan fare from an organization called Meals for Heels, a startup that initially launched to deliver food […]

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1,000 march in support of Black Lives Matter in Ypsilanti

My friend Donald Harrison, one of the founders of the iFFY film festival, took his video equipment to yesterday’s Black Lives Matter march in Ypsi as part of his Citizen Activist Media initiative. Check it out. Ypsilanti Black Lives Matter Protest June 20, 2020 from 7 Cylinders Studio on Vimeo. [As for iFFY, Donald tells […]

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