Tag Archives: comedy

Gene Wilder is gone, and there will never be another

I know it’ll likely come across as untrue, as it sounds like the kind of thing someone would make up in the wake of a famous person’s death, but I was just thinking about Gene Wilder. I mean I was literally thinking about him a few days ago, and not just in trivial, passing kind […]

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Motor City Muckraker’s Steve Neavling, Ypsi’s new IB elementary school, the campaign for the Riverside Park playground, and Pointless Brewery & Theatre… on episode 41 of the Saturday Six Pack

Tonight’s episode of the Saturday Six Pack will be in four parts. During our first segment, we’ll have on Cassandra Sheriff and Karla Graessley to discuss the recent announcement that Ypsilanti Community Schools, building on the successes of the International Baccalaureate (IB) middle school and high school, will be opening an IB elementary school. [Graessley […]

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Gregg Turkington, movie star

I’ve had the good fortune over the past couple of decades to cross paths with Gregg Turkington, the star of the soon-to-be-released film Entertainment, on a few occasions. [One of these days, I’ll scan and post some of my old interviews with him, which appeared in the pages of Crimewave USA.] Rarely does someone I […]

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Pointless Brewery & Theatre to explore the intersection of brewing and improv

If all goes according to plan, Tori and Jason Tomalia will soon be the proprietors of new brewery situated between Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti that will cater primarily to lovers of improvisational comedy. The brewery, which they’ve dubbed Pointless, will be just a few doors down from our friends at Hut-K Chaats, at the intersection […]

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Ypsilanti Immigration Interview: Amy Probst

A week or so ago, I got a tip that a young woman by the name of Amy Probst had “quietly” purchased a home in Ypsilanti in hopes of avoiding her mandatory immigration interview. Well, it took a little detective work on my part, but I was finally able to track her down, fire up […]

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