Category Archives: Special Projects

Ypsi/Arbor Exit Interview: Merritt Bankes

What follows is our official exit interview with Merritt Bankes, who just recently left Ypsilanti, headed for Tecumseh. MARK: Can you please state your full name for the record? MERRITT: Merritt Bankes. MARK: OK, let’s start at the beginning… What kind of kid were you? MERRITT: Feral! A free-range chicken! [Laughs.] I didn’t even wear […]

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The Untold History of Zines… Sean Tejaratchi on Crap Hound

When I first started my “History of Zines” oral history project back in 2013, one of the first people I reached out to was Sean Tejaratchi, the man behind the incredibly ambitious clip art zine Crap Hound. [As someone with OCD, the obsessiveness of Crap Hound really resonated with me, and I wanted to find […]

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Looking for the Mark III

I rarely share them here, but I’m known to go off on wild goose chases every now and then, trying my best to track down useless historical facts and obscure items that, for whatever reason, I’ve become obsessed by. A few years back, as you may recall, I decided that I needed to know what […]

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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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