Tag Archives: Christmas

John Waters v. Kirk Cameron… Whose side will you take in the War on Christmas?

How is it that we live in a country where an accomplished director like John Waters can’t find the money to make a Christmas film, while someone like Kirk Cameron can? I know there are more important things to be upset about, but, Jesus Christ… How did we come to a point as a society […]

Posted in Art and Culture, Rants, Religious Extremism | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 16 Comments

The early American origins of the War on Christmas

This holiday season Sarah Palin became the most recent in a long line of shameless conservative pundits to cash in on the so-called War on Christmas. Her book, “Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas,” was released at the end of November to the delight of poorly informed Fox News-viewers everywhere. The […]

Posted in History, Religious Extremism, Uncategorized | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Merry Christmas from the people behind the scenes

From the garment workers of Bangladesh who died to give you those ‘everyday low prices’ you love so much at Walmart to the religious prisoners of China who made those holiday decorations you bought on Black Friday at Kmart, the slave laborers of the world wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, […]

Posted in Observations, Rants | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 16 Comments

Krampus 2013 recap

Judging strictly by the quantity of vomit I encountered outside the Corner Brewery yesterday morning, I’d say Saturday night’s Krampus event was a success. Thank you to all of you who came out to shake your asses with us and join our midnight march by torchlight. Here, for what they’re worth, and in no particular […]

Posted in Special Projects, Uncategorized, Ypsilanti | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Reflecting on the origins, accomplishments and future of Mittenfest

Between Christmas and New Year’s Day, Ypsilanti will, as it’s done for the past seven years, play host to the incredible Michigan music festival known as Mittenfest. Following is a short interview I conducted online with organizers Brandon Zwagerman, Jeremy Peters and Amy Sumerton on how Mittenfest got started, how it’s changed over the years, […]

Posted in Ann Arbor, Art and Culture, Michigan, Uncategorized, Ypsilanti | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Connect

Rocket ad BUY LOCAL... or shop at Amazon through this link Banner Initiative VG Kids space