Category Archives: Art and Culture

Ten ideas for the Trump inauguration

I should preface this post by telling you that, having just been diagnosed with bronchitis, I’m writing this from bed, where, about twenty minutes ago, I took a big swig of prescription cough medicine, which, according to the bottle, is likely to do strange things to my mind. So, with that said, I’d like to […]

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What the 2016 election results tell us about the changing landscape of America, the possibility of non-partisan redistricting in Michigan, helping local kids find their inner superheroes, and Mittenfest XI …on this weekend’s Saturday Six Pack

This Saturday’s episode of the Saturday Six Pack, our second of the Trump era, will be told in four parts. During our first segment, we will be talking with University of Michigan Professor of Political Science Vincent Hutchings, the author of Public Opinion and Democratic Accountability: How Citizens Learn About Politics, about the results of […]

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“I have tried in my way to be free” -Leonard Cohen (1934-2016)

Arlo had just drifted off to sleep when I received word that Leonard Cohen, one of my favorite musicians, had passed away at the age of 82. And, now, I’m just laying here beside my son, in the dark, listening to Songs of Hate quietly while he sleeps. I don’t know that it’s Cohen’s best […]

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The RTA’s regional transit master plan, Nick Tobier on the creation of temporary utopias, and the music of Chris Buhalis …on episode 46 of the Saturday Six Pack

I know I’ve mentioned this episode of the Saturday Six Pack before, but, I thought that I’d better post a more comprehensive tonight, seeing as how it deals with the regional transit master plan that we’ll all be voting on come Tuesday. For what it’s worth, I will be voting yes on the RTA initiative, […]

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“Called to Walls” showing at Cultivate today at 5:00

Later this afternoon, muralist Dave Loewenstein and filmmaker Nicholas Ward will be at Ypsilanti’s Cultivate Coffee and Tap House. The two artists, who hail from Lawrence, Kansas, will not only be sharing their new documentary film Called to Walls, which is about the power of collaborative, community-based public art, but they’ll also be answering questions […]

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