Category Archives: Art and Culture

Like the groundhog emerging from his hole to announce the coming of spring, Patrick Elkins ascended Ypsilanti’s Thompson block yesterday and announced the coming of Totally Awesome Fest 11

Yesterday Patrick Elkins finally gave in and agreed to answer questions from City leaders and members of the press concerning the local pagan holiday he presides of over… Totally Awesome Fest. Several in our community, it would seem, had been pressing him for information about the event, which every year grows not only larger in […]

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Pointless Brewery & Theatre to explore the intersection of brewing and improv

If all goes according to plan, Tori and Jason Tomalia will soon be the proprietors of new brewery situated between Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti that will cater primarily to lovers of improvisational comedy. The brewery, which they’ve dubbed Pointless, will be just a few doors down from our friends at Hut-K Chaats, at the intersection […]

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Ann Arbor Awesome Foundation awards grant to Ypsilanti teen group for immigration mural project

The Ann Arbor Awesome Foundation recently awarded a $1,000 grant to Melissa Stek, a Masters of Social Work student at the University of Michigan. Stek, who received the award on behalf of the Washtenaw Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights teen group with which she works, had the following to say about the public mural project […]

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The Six Pack Portrait Project

Shortly after starting the Saturday night radio show, a local photographer by the name of Chris Stranad reached out to me, suggesting that we find a way to somehow collaborate. He said he’d been listening to The Saturday Six Pack from his studio across the street from the offices of AM 1700, and he wanted […]

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Art, Food, Sex and Trauma: Mark Maynard shoots the shit with humankind’s most important artists… Episode 7: Chris Hyndman

For this, the seventh in the Art, Food, Sex and Trauma series, I’ve decided to reach out to my friend teaching art at Eastern Michigan University, can generally be found painting wonderfully complex fox-head-covered tartan patterns on canvas in his Chicago studio. MARK: You’re a Canadian, right? CHRIS: Yes, I’m a Permanent Resident of the […]

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