Category Archives: Ypsilanti

Hitchcock includes a subtle shout-out to Ypsilanti in North By Northwest

It’s rare that Ypsilanti shows up in popular culture. For a while, we were seeing images of Ypsi pop up in films, like Drew Barrymore’s Whip It, and Robert DeNiro’s Stone, but it’s not too often that you buy a record, or see a movie, and actually hear the word “Ypsilanti” being spoken. So, I […]

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Ypsilanti’s Art 1&2, and the archeology of porn

A while back, I saw that someone online had shared this old photo of Washington Street, and, thinking that someday I’d have the time to look at it more closely, I tucked it away in a file. Well, this evening, as I was just looking through my files for a photo of former CIA director […]

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Ben Edmondson to step down as Ypsilanti Community Schools superintendent

According to MLive’s Lauren Fitch-Slagter, Dr. Ben Edmondson, the superintendent of Ypsilanti Community Schools, seen above talking with me on the Saturday Six Pack back in 2016, is going to be stepping down in mid-October. Given that the school year is set to begin in less than a month, I’m inclined to say that this […]

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Catching up with SolarYpsi

Tomorrow evening (Tuesday, July 17) at 6:00, Dave Strenski, the founder of SolarYpsi, is going to be in our conference room at Landline Creative Labs to discuss how solar power works, and the local resources that exist to help you get started, should you decide to join the ever-growing number of Ypsilantians who are attempting, […]

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Celebrating the Fourth of July in Ypsilanti

This morning, the family and I checked out the the Fourth of July parade in downtown Ypsilanti. And, as always, I was struck by the how delightfully bonkers it all was. From the evangelical puppetry to the elderly ladies taking turns behind the Jeep-mounted M60 machine gun, like they’d just rolled off the set of […]

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