Category Archives: Art and Culture

The Untold History of Zines… Amy Fusselman on Bunnyrabbit

Before Amy Fusselman made a name for herself in the world of publishing as the author of books like Savage Park: A Meditation on Play, Space and Risk for Americans Who Are Nervous, Distracted and Afraid to Die (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015), The Pharmacist’s Mate (McSweeney’s, 2013), and 8 (McSweeney’s, 2013), she produced the delightfully […]

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#DocumentYpsi2017 is now underway

Judging from social media, it looks as though a lot of you headed out with your cameras today, to help document the minutiae of everyday life in Ypsilanti. We’ve still got an entire day to go, several dozen #DocumentYpsi2017 entries have already been posted on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, and every time I check back, […]

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#DocumentYpsi2017 this weekend

A week or so ago, unable to find any images online of the merchandise that was sold at Pear’s Clothing Store on Michigan Avenue, which, after being open for about 30 years, closed in the early ’90s, I started thinking about how we, as a community, might do a better job of documenting everyday life […]

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The Untold History of Zines… John Marr on Murder Can Be Fun

In an attempt to better understand the sharp, rusty sliver of the American underground that worked its way into my cold and slowly-beating heart about a quarter century ago, I’ve given myself the task of tracking down and interviewing all of my heros in the world of zines. Today’s interview is with John Marr, the […]

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Jim Damron, one of my favorite artists, gets a mention in the New York Times

I think the value of my art collection may have increased a bit today. Not only did one of my favorite Ypsi artists, Jim Damron, just make it into the pages of the New York Times, but the article included a link back to something I’d written about a painting of his that I’d purchased […]

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