Category Archives: Art and Culture

The second “Saturday Six Pack with Mark Maynard,” this Saturday evening at 6:00, on AM 1700

As it looks as though the FCC has opted not to intervene, we will be back on the air this Saturday, taking calls from around the world, and quietly narrating the goings-on outside the window of Ypsilanti’s AM 1700. And you, of course, are welcome to tune in and join us. While I’ve got a […]

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The Saturday Six Pack with Mark Maynard, tune in this Saturday at 6:00 PM

OK, the contract negotiations are now over, and it’s official. As of Saturday, I will be a part-time, non-compensated employee of Ypsilanti’s AM1700, where I’ll host “The Saturday Six Pack with Mark Maynard”. (Other Mark Maynards were interviewed, but I came out on top.) As we discussed earlier, the show will be extremely free-form in […]

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Art, Food, Sex and Trauma: Mark Maynard shoots the shit with humankind’s most important artists… Episode 6: Polly Yates

This past summer, as I was killing knapwed at Water Street Commons, I had the good fortune of meeting Polly Yates, an artist from England who happened to be spending several weeks in Ypsilanti. After chatting with her a bit about her work, and the several pieces of artwork which have sprung up on Water […]

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Yarn Bombing… expert level

Pay phones and phone booths have been yarn bombed in other parts of the world, but I believe this may be a first for Ypsilanti. Isn’t it beautiful? Now if we could just get some feet for our mailboxes and monster heads for our parking meters. [note: I love the idea of reclaiming these little, […]

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Art, Food, Sex and Trauma: Mark Maynard shoots the shit with the most important artists to live within a five minute walk from him… Episode 5: Jim Cherewick

Local song and dance man Jim Cherewick, when he’s not singing and dancing his way into the enlarged, slowly-beating hearts of Americans everywhere, can generally be found hunched over napkins and the like, feverishly scratching away, making what he refers to as “art.” Well, I caught up with Jim on one such occasion and forced […]

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