Category Archives: Special Projects

The City-wide Easter egg hunt is on, and everyone is looking for the map to the secret brunch in the woods!

“Squirrel eating a Totally Awesome Fest egg outside the Co-op… It better not be the one with the secret brunch location!” -Georgina Susan I went out this morning with the kids looking for Totally Awesome Fest eggs, and we had a great time, not only finding them for ourselves, and, in some instances, moving them […]

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The complete Totally Awesome Fest 10 line-up beginning with Sunday’s city-wide Easter egg hunt!

Since last week’s press conference, Ypsilanti has been in the grip of Totally Awesome Fest fever. You can’t leave your home, it seems, without getting tangled up in drunken beard, wet lips smacking against your ear, speculating as to what Patrick Elkins may have up his sleeve this year. Well, earlier this morning, a bit […]

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Ypsi/Arbor Exit Interview: Terri and Meghan Eagen-Torkko

Continuing our Ypsi-Arbor expat interview series, today we’re talking with Terri and Meghan Eagen-Torkko, who recently made the decision to leave Ypsilanti for Seattle. MARK: Before we get started, could each of you please state your full name, country of origin, and favorite childhood television program? TERRI: Terri Eagen-Torkko, Wisconsin, Saturday Night Live from the […]

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Totally Awesome Fest 10: an epic eight days of egg hunts, pajama parties and genre defying works of musical expression

Every year, at about this time, Patrick Elkins, the director of Ypsilanti’s Totally Awesome Fest (TAF), calls a big press conference to formally kick-off the festivities. And, every year, invariably, I’m the only member of the professional press to show up. This year’s press conference, which took place yesterday evening on an outbound #4 bus, […]

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The Untold History of Zines…. Jeff “Keffo” Kelly on TempSlave!

In an attempt to better document the sharp, rusty sliver of the American undrground press that worked its way through the protective coating of my heart 20-some years ago, I’ve given myself the task of interviewing all of the zine folks that I knew and loved back in the day. Today’s interview is with Jeff […]

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