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Members of the Ypsilanti community talk with city officials about living in fear of the police and how we can work together to make things better

Following are my extremely rough, admittedly incomplete notes on tonight’s meeting of the Ypsilanti Police-Community Relations / Black Lives Matter Joint Task Force. If you were also in the audience, and have something to add, please leave a comment. And, of course, feel free to weigh in on whatever you read below. As you’ll soon […]

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Are iPhones, social media, selfies and other societal trends fucking up the restaurant business?

My friend Rhonda Crosson, who left a career as a biochemist in Michigan to become a baker in the big apple, recently shared the following from Craigslist NYC. Personally, I suspect it’s fiction, but, as it raises a number of interesting issues concerning how personal technology is impacting the restaurant business, I thought that I’d […]

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Is “Oh, shit, I’m about to crash” a suitable headline for an article about a young woman’s violent death?

I think it’s commendable that AnnArbor.com is marshaling their considerable resources in order to draw attention to the risks posed by distracted driving, but I found their headline today to be unnecessarily sensationalistic, to the point of being offensive. “Oh, shit, I’m about to crash,” while it may have well been what the young woman […]

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‘Escape from Vermont,’ by Chelsea Lowe

As you may recall, I got pissed off a few weeks ago at House Majority Leader Eric Cantor for suggesting that funds not be allocated for relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Irene until such time that federal spending cuts were made elsewhere. I was particularly pissed off because a friend of mine, a […]

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Cell phones in Detroit high schools

According to someone on Reddit, this photo was taken recently in a Detroit high school. While everyone on Reddit seems to be outraged over the fact that high school students can’t have cell phones at this particular school, I find it much more shocking that they have 30 year old high school students.

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