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The Untold History of Zines…. Scott Huffines and Sarah Boonstoppel of Atomic Books

In an attempt to better document the American underground press, or at least the sharp, tiny sliver of it that worked its way through the protective layer of gristle surrounding my heart 20-some years ago, I’ve given myself the task of reaching out to all of the zine folks that I knew during the golden […]

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Underground Press art show “In Print” opens Friday at U-M’s Work Detroit gallery

This Friday night, January 10, U-M’s Work Detroit gallery (3663 Woodward Avenue) will be unveiling a new, two month-long exhibition on the artwork of the underground press. The exhibition, called In Print, was curated by Andy Gabrysiak. Following is our conversation. MARK: I’ve read the Metro Times piece and listened to the interview on WDET. […]

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R. Crumb on the death of authentic American music

While I have friends who play in bands, and, on occasion, even make music myself, I rarely, if ever, listen to anything recorded prior to the start of World War II. Yes, every once in a while I pull out a record by the Ramones, Television or the Velvet Underground, but, for the most part, […]

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Ypsilanti Immigration Interview: Erika Hess

A few weeks ago, I received an email from a young woman who’d just moved to Ypsi from Brooklyn, after a brief layover in Ann Arbor. She was looking for studio space, and thought, I guess, that I might be able to help. I couldn’t. But, one thing led to another, and I ended up […]

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Auditioning for The New Yorker

Every so often, on Facebook, Roger Ebert posts his submissions to The New Yorker’s weekly Cartoon Caption Contest. I’ve never given it a shot, as I don’t think I really have a handle on the editorial voice of The New Yorker, but, as I’m laying in bed sick at the moment, with nothing better to […]

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