Category Archives: Detroit

Underground Press art show “In Print” opens Friday at U-M’s Work Detroit gallery

This Friday night, January 10, U-M’s Work Detroit gallery (3663 Woodward Avenue) will be unveiling a new, two month-long exhibition on the artwork of the underground press. The exhibition, called In Print, was curated by Andy Gabrysiak. Following is our conversation. MARK: I’ve read the Metro Times piece and listened to the interview on WDET. […]

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The Untold History of Zines…. Steve Hughes on Stupor

Over the years I’ve mentioned my friend Steve Hughes and his zine Stupor several times on this site. I’ve shared videos of him reading at the Shadow Art Fair, and interviewed him about his various projects in Hamtramck, where he makes his home and runs an art space called Public Pool. To my knowledge, though, […]

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Rand Paul, savior of Detroit or destroyer of the American middle class?

Trying to put some distance between himself and his most recent plagiarism scandal, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, who has aspirations of running for President in 2016, made his way to Michigan yesterday, promising to unveil a plan that would help turn around not only Detroit, but every struggling community across the United States. According to […]

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Michigan Musicians on Vacation: Timothy Monger in Oregon

Following my recent interview with Matt Jones about his trip to Gettysburg, I’ve been inundated with suggestions as to other musicians I should speak with about their vacations. Today’s interview is with Timothy Monger, an accomplished singer-songwriter, who is perhaps still best known in these parts for his work with Great Lakes Myth Society. Well, […]

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What exactly happened to Detroit?

Someone from Europe posed the following question on Reddit a few days ago… “Americans: What exactly happened to Detroit? I regularly see photos on Reddit of abandoned areas of the city and read stories of high unemployment and dereliction, but as a European have never heard the full story.” Here, because I think some of […]

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