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2018 Election Day open thread

9:00 AM I’m home with a sick kid, so thing may not go as planned, but I’m hoping to vote soon, and then head back home to do some remote phone banking through Swing Left for Amy McGrath, the Democratic candidate for Kentucky’s 6th district, which covers Frankfort, where I lived as a baby, Georgetown, […]

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“Truth crushed to earth will rise again”

I’m reminded today of something that Martin Luther King Jr. wrote in the February 8, 1958 issue of the Baptist magazine Missions. “Those of us who call the name of Jesus Christ find something in the center of our faith which forever reminds us that God is on the side of truth and justice,” Dr. […]

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The Monkey Power Trio makes considerable headway despite serious challenges

I forgot to mention it, but The Ballad of Christian Wolfcock, the most recent record by my one-day-a-year pseudo band, the Monkey Power Trio, debuted on the college charts a few weeks ago, which I think might be a first for us. [While we’ve always gotten played quite a bit by the likes of WFMU […]

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The legacy of CBGB further unwinds into nothingness with Target’s East Village appropriation

I try my best not to be too terribly sentimental about things. I understand that, no matter how much we might try to stop it from happening, everything changes. I know, eventually, everything wonderful and meaningful is destroyed and replaced. As I’ve discussed here before, though, there are certain things I find it difficult to […]

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Boots Riley’s “Sorry to Bother You” hits theaters half a dozen years after telling us about it

Back in November of 2012, Washtenaw Eviction and Foreclosure Defense somehow managed to bring world-renowned hip-hop provocateur Boots Riley and his band, The Coup, to Ypsilanti to play a fundraiser for Ozone House, to support their work with at-risk and marginalized LGBTQ teens. As you may recall, in my interview with Riley, recorded a day […]

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