Category Archives: Art and Culture

The infinitely adapting life form known as David Bowie has been called back home

There was no way that David Bowie wasn’t going to be famous. His will was too strong. As childhood friends of his have said, he was already preparing for fame at nine, aggressively moving between fads, attempting to catch the right one at the right time in order to propel him toward celebrity. He was […]

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Start Wars: The Force Awakens… don’t call it a sequel, when it’s a remake

I liked the new Star Wars movie. As a fan of the original, I didn’t really have much of a choice about it. I mean, it’s pretty much the same film. I don’t fault Disney and J.J. Abrams for approaching it this way. In their shoes, I would have done the same thing. They essentially […]

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Mittenfest X returns to its roots, kicks off in Ypsilanti tonight

Between Christmas and New Year’s Day, Ypsilanti has traditionally played host to the incredible Michigan music festival known as Mittenfest. Last year, unable to find a home in Ypsi, however, the festival wound up in Ann Arbor. Now, though… starting tonight… Mittenfest is back in Ypsi, where God intended it, and things are once again […]

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Lemmy is dead

Up until an hour ago, when I got word that Motörhead frontman Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister had died, I’d had plans to spend the evening working. Now, though, all of that has gone out the window, and I’m sitting here with a glass of bourbon, watching old concert footage, reading up on the events that got […]

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Krampus is returning to Ypsi this Saturday night… so you’d best start sewing your pelts and practicing your dance moves.

I’m sorry to have kept you in the dark for so long, but Ypsilanti’s sixth annual Krampus festivities are scheduled to take place the night of Saturday, December 19. This year, like last year, things will kick off at Ypsilanti’s Dreamland Theater at 8:00, with a big, ass-shaking, anti-holiday dance party. Then, at around midnight, […]

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