Tag Archives: Austin

Ypsi Immigration Interview: Jeff “Shappy” Seasholtz

As we’ve been posting a lot of exit interviews lately, I though that we’d mix things up a bit and post an interview with someone who, like me, consciously chose to return to Ypsilanti. Here’s my immigration interview with poet, writer and performer Jeff “Shappy” Seasholtz. MARK: I first saw you, if I’m not mistaken, […]

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Help us welcome Austin’s Dead Music Capital Band to Ypsilanti this Sunday

This Sunday afternoon, if you’re in the vicinity of Ypsilanti, drop by Riverside Park at about 3:30. That’s when, according to what I’ve heard, members of Austin’s premier un-dead brass band, the Dead Music Capital Band, fresh from their performance at the Crash Detroit street band festival, will be dropping by to serenade us with […]

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Cocks not Glocks: University of Texas students to open cary dildos in response to new “campus carry” gun law

In June, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed into law Senate Bill 11. The legislation, commonly referred to as the “campus carry law,” will give licensed firearms owners the right to carry concealed handguns in most public university buildings within the state beginning in August 2016. While the legislation does apparently give university presidents some flexibility […]

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“Exclusively for White People” campaign comes to Austin in time for SXSW

It was reported last week that Jordan French and Darius Fisher, the owners of Austin-based F&F Real Estate Ventures, had one of their properties bulldozed to make room for more SXSW parking. This, in and of itself, probably wouldn’t have made the news, if not for the fact that the bulldozed building was home to […]

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Research shows the Ann Arbor area is the 8th most economically segregated region in the United States

According to a new study authored by Richard Florida and Charlotta Mellander for Toronto’s Martin Prosperity Institute, the greater Ann Arbor region is the 8th most economically segregated metropolitan area in the United States. Here, from a piece Florida just wrote for the website City Lab, is a quote which should provide a bit of […]

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