Category Archives: Art and Culture

I asked actor Mark Ruffalo about his desire to portray Columbo, and you won’t believe what he did next!

Remember how I told you that Mark Ruffalo was here in Detroit to help draw attention to the fact that several hundreds of the City’s most poor were now without water, and how, if I got the chance, I’d ask him about his statement yesterday concerning his desire to play Columbo? Well, as it turns […]

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Mark Ruffalo runs on stage at Netroots Nation to advocate for action in Detroit on recent water shut-offs

I think everyone here at Netroots Nation was going to attend anyway, but actor Mark Ruffalo just ran out on stage, as Senator Elizabeth Warren made her way off, urging everyone to attend this afternoon’s big Keep The Water On rally outside of COBO Hall. Here he is, making his plea. (The women at my […]

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The Ramones are dead. Long live the Ramones.

It’s being reported this morning that Tommy Ramone, co-founder of the seminal New York punk band The Ramones, and last surviving member of the original group, died yesterday at the age of 65. If I had to credit one band with setting me on the path that led me to where I am today, it […]

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Saluting the hard-working, soda-drinking little children of the mining district

If you follow this website, you know that, on occasion, I like to remind our Libertarian friends that there was a time in America’s not too distant past when we had children working, and often dying, in coal mines. It’s an ugly little part of our nation’s not so distant history, and, when confronted by […]

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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 4: Chris Sandon

Continuing our series of conversations with the world’s most successful artists living within walking distance of my house, today we’re joined by my frequent collaborator and friend, Chris Sandon. MARK: How’d you first learn about sex? CHRIS: Hmm… not really sure I can pinpoint one thing. My guy friends and I had a typical stash […]

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