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What I might be doing at this summer’s Shadow Art Fair

One of the good things about being among the handful of people behind the Shadow Art Fair is that I don’t have to apply. In exchange for the work that I do, I get a table automatically, and I have right up until the morning of the event to decide what it is that I […]

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Chris Elliott: A Television Miracle

A few days ago, when I let it slip on this site that my dapper young companion, the accomplished local puppeteer Patrick Elkins, was himself in fact an automaton, which I’d created from a found beard, a magical top hat, and the rusted-out shell of my former mentor’s daughter Vicki, I received an email from […]

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The day the Mark went dark

Last night, as we set out to relocate this site at its new home in the upper atmosphere, I told you that you could take 48 hours off. I had been told, by our technical team, that the migration would likely take that long, and, during that time, the site would be completely dead. As […]

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A little bit of Ypsi coming to a town near you…. maybe

AnnArbor.com has a piece by Tom Perkins today on Sandee, Bill and Andy French and their plans to franchise the popular Depot Town restaurant Aubree’s. I’d known that they had aspirations in this direction for a while now, but I had no idea how serious they were about it. According to the article, they even […]

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