Category Archives: Art and Culture

That show you loved is back in style… The return of Twin Peaks

I know I should be writing about something other than Twin Peaks tonight, as everyone else in the world is posting their thoughts about today’s big announcement right now, but there’s really nothing else I want to write about. I mean, I sat here, trying to write about Naomi Wolf’s descent into madness, but my […]

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Secret Art Show this Saturday

I’m in the basement tonight, breathing in black mold and trying my best to make good on a promise. For the past few years, I’d been kicking around an idea for a tiny subterranean micro-gallery, which would be visible to only one person at a time, though a tiny window cut into the ground. The […]

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Bee Roll on wanting to grow Beezy’s and how you can help

Bee Roll opened Beezy’s, her “simple, honest” restaurant in downtown Ypsilanti, on November 8, 2008. Over the past six years, quite a bit has changed. Beezy’s has become a vital anchor in downtown Ypsilanti. Among other things, it’s a place for people to meet over great food, a safe environment for kids to study in […]

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All our Heroes are Probably Assholes: Tom Morello edition

By the time Rage Against the Machine came on the scene, I’d already stopped listening to contemporary music, so it didn’t break my heart today when I learned that the band’s frontman, Tom Morello, may have outed himself as an entitled little prick in Seattle a few nights ago. As is often the case these […]

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The inside track on local Roller Derby… brought to you by a member of the Ypsilanti Vigilantes

I had the opportunity a few days ago to chat with Jenny Hansen, the public relations chair for the Ann Arbor Derby Dimes, our hometown roller derby league. She contacted me to let me know that their last bout of the season would be coming up on October 18, at Buhr Park, when the Border […]

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