Category Archives: Special Projects

Ypsi/Arbor Exit Interview: Christine Laughren

After nearly 25 years in Ypsi, the empowered little girl you see below will soon be breaking free. Please join me in wishing Christine Laughren safe travels as she embarks on the next chapter of her life, far away from the American midwest… Here’s her official exit interview. MARK: What first brought you to Ypsi? […]

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How to have more satisfying sex without actually reading the articles promising to show you how

I woke up this morning with an idea for a new series on this site. I’m going to start aggregating articles on how to have better sex from magazines like Cosmo, and online sources like Alternet, and seeing if I can figure out the main lessons they’re trying to convey based solely on an analysis […]

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The Untold History of Zines… Doug Biggert on Tower Mag Hell

Many of us attribute the so-called golden age of zines to the rise of Kinko’s, and their notoriously lax oversight of night shift employees, who could always be counted on to fire up a copier and look the other way in exchange for a beer. Perhaps just as importantly, though, Tower Records was entering an […]

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Pencil Paparazzi: Janice Dickinson… cutting in line, talking loudly and doing lunges at Starbucks

I’ve got another entry for our ever-growing Pencil Paparazzi file. This one comes from a woman by the name of Kelli Paige, who, a few years ago, apparently had a run-in with self-proclaimed “world’s first supermodel” Janice Dickinson in an Ann Arbor Starbucks. The drawing was accompanied by the following note: According to a review […]

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Totally Quotable Arlo: ice cream edition

This was Arlo’s yelled response after being told that we’d all be getting ice cream after dinner. It struck me as being very self-aware, as though he knew what his limits were, but felt as though he needed to keep pushing at the outer boundaries of what’s possible. I’d like to think that perhaps this […]

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