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Ypsi/Arbor Exit Interview: D’Real Graham

A few weeks ago, longtime Ypsilanti resident D’Real Graham left town for Washington, DC, where he’ll soon be restarting his college career. Before leaving, D’Real and I had the occasion to exchange a few emails about his memories of growing up here, how he’d seen the city change over his lifetime, and his plans for […]

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Dischord’s Ian MacKaye on touring as a family, building community, making the world a better place, and what he’s got in mind for Ypsilanti this Friday evening

I had the occasion this evening to speak with Ian MacKaye, the former frontman of Minor Threat and Fugazi, who will be visiting Ypsilanti this Friday evening to play an all-ages show at the Dreamland Theater alongside Amy Farina, in their heavy yet minimalist two-piece band

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Introducing my new socially-responsible business idea… The Divine Justice Gun Shop and Family Empowerment Center

I had a great business idea the other day, that I know is going to make me a fortune. It’s the perfect business for today’s lean, mean Michigan. It capitalizes on every trend. The idea… and I probably shouldn’t share this publicly, before the Kickstarter campaign even gets off the ground… is a chain of […]

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Ypsi church for sale… let’s chip in and buy it

At present, Ypsilanti has at least four churches for sale. You can find a brochure listing each here. The most recent one added to the list is a First Congregational Church on North Adams that dates back to 1898. The asking price for the 13,600 square foot church is $400,000 (or, $650,000, if you include […]

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Putting aside the insanity for a little optimism for a change

I’m struggling with what to write about tonight, as I’ve just been made aware of two equally good stories. On one hand we’ve got Glenn Beck, who, determined to push the insanity throttle even further into the red, recently encouraged his followers to leave their churches if they didn’t immediately abandon the mission of “social […]

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