Category Archives: Art and Culture

A simple question about the proposed closing of the Ypsi Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

I’ve got a question for this Saturday morning… If the Ypsilanti Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (YACVB) were to be shut down, and all of their funds were to be handed over to the folks at the Ann Arbor Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (AAACVB), like many in Ann Arbor are conspiring to make happen, […]

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The gay agenda, the Huron River, and the Dirty Mooney… on episode 21 of The Saturday Six Pack

I knew going in that this show could be a mess. In addition to the requisite six pack, I’d asked our friend Brigid Mooney to come in and show us how to make her signature cocktail, the Dirty Mooney, which, as it turns out, is pretty much just straight gin with a hint of Sprite. […]

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The somewhat more real Stephen Colbert introduces himself to America by way of Monroe public access television

When it was first announced that David Letterman would be retiring and that Stephen Colbert would be leaving the satirical Colbert Report to take his place at the helm of the Late Show on CBS, a lot of people, myself included, wondered how he would navigate the transition from fictional conservative pundit to something more […]

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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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