Tag Archives: Boulder

The Untold History of Zines…. Julee Peezlee on McJob

In an attempt to better document the little sliver of the American underground press that worked its way into my heart in the early ’90s, I’ve given myself the task of reaching out to all of those former zine publishers that I know, and asking them about their motivations and experiences. Today’s interview is with […]

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Have we finally reached the tipping point on corporate personhood, and the role of corporations in influencing U.S. elections?

I never got around to mentioning it last week, but Democratic Senators Tom Udall, Michael Bennet, Tom Harkin, Dick Durbin, Chuck Schumer, Sheldon Whitehouse, and Jeff Merkely introduced a Constitutional amendment to reform campaign finance on Tuesday, which, if passed, would trump the Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision, which essentially made […]

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AnnArbor.com – where news breaks

In case you missed it, Time magazine ran a feature a few days ago entitled What Happens When a Town Loses Its Newspaper? The town in question, as you might have guessed, is Ann Arbor, which, according to Time is “the first big town to lose its daily paper.” Here’s a clip: ….The answer is […]

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Is the Boulder model tenable for Ann Arbor?

A few days ago, I went to hear a venture capitalist from Boulder, Colorado named Jason Meldelson speak in Ann Arbor on the what he saw as the challenges facing our region relative to entrepreneurship. And, as I often do, I posted my notes here. Since then, I’ve received quite a few emails from folks. […]

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What can we learn from Boulder?

Wednesday night, on a tip from our tech entrepreneur friend Dug Song (who, by the way, just launched a new blog on Ann Arbor Startups), I went to hear a venture capitalist from Boulder, Colorado speak at the University of Michigan Business School. Professor David Brophy, the man behind Michigan’s annual Growth Capital Symposium, had […]

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