Category Archives: Art and Culture

Why does Jerry Seinfeld want bad drivers relocated to Ypsilanti?

While I don’t dislike Jerry Seinfeld, I’m not exactly a fan of his web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. I feel, however, as though I need to at least mention that, on an upcoming episode, he apparently mentions Ypsilanti by name, thereby joining a short list of celebrities including Elvis Costello, who, for whatever […]

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The Washtenaw ID Project, Detroit Metro Times Managing Editor Michael Jackman, life in Ypsi during the Civil War, and lycra-wearing Ann Arbor ex-patriot Jim Roll …on this weekend’s episode of The Saturday Six Pack

In the wake of Alan Almond’s death earlier this week, several people wrote to me and asked if I’d consider picking up the torch, dropping my voice a few octaves, and bringing surreal, sexy jazz patter back to the Detroit metro area. And, while I’d hate to give up what we’ve created with The Saturday […]

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Talking breeders and their larvae with Minus9, driving Björk around Detroit with author Steve Hughes, putting mousetraps outside of Ann Arbor’s fairy doors, and open heart surgery in a Hamtramck bar… on episode 19 of The Saturday Six Pack

Ok, I’m finally getting around to listening to episode 19 of The Saturday Six Pack. I’m not sure why I put it off so long. It’s actually a pretty good show… If you’d like to join me, you can either download the podcast by way of iTunes or stream it on Soundcloud. Or, if you […]

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Boon and Easel return, die horribly, but on their own terms

I’ve always known that one day I’d write a children’s book. I didn’t know until today, however, when I read the news story about the raccoon spotted riding on an alligator’s back through a Florida swamp, what it would be about. The image accompanying the article immediately brought to mind the weasel who flew a […]

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Drunken stories with Steve Hughes, the relentless metal assault of Minus9, and a sneak peak at The Nightman Cometh …on the upcoming Saturday Six Pack

This week’s episode of the Saturday Six Pack is going to be a special one, as my old friend, the great writer Steve Hughes, will be driving down from his Hamtramck estate to tells us what it’s like to make one’s living collecting stories from drunks in bars, read from back issues of his award-winning […]

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