Category Archives: Ypsilanti

Ten years of cool Ypsi-Arbor photos from Doug Coombe’s Concentrate archives

Our friends at Concentrate are celebrating the publication of their 500th issue, and, as part of the festivities, staff photographer Doug Coombe has put together a collection of his favorite 300 photos. If you can get beyond the horror of watching me age over the past decade, it really is an incredible document, as it […]

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Release the Mueller Report

[Protesters gather along Michigan Avenue in downtown Ypsilanti to demand that the Mueller report be made public.] Well, a few significant things have happened since we last talked about Attorney General William Barr’s decision to keep the 400-page Mueller report from Congress, and offer in its place a 4-page letter of his own, declaring not […]

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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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Melvin Parson and the campaign to create a world-class urban farm in Ypsilanti

Melvin Parson and I have been working off an on for the past two years on an interview for this site. It began as an Ypsilanti Immigration Interview, and, over time, as we dug deeper into his work with We The People Growers Association, evolved into something more about his dream of establishing a world-class […]

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Today in fake news: Edgy Day

Over the past several years, we’ve seen a number of instances in which fake news stories, having been seeded through bots by entities that want to stoke the fires of racial animus and political tribalism in the United States, have spread like wildfire across the internet thanks to real people, who, it would seem, care […]

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