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A love letter from Ann Arbor

[The text is taken from an anonymous email I received this evening. The image of our downtown water tower is from the Ypsilanti Area Visitors and Convention Bureau’s new Ypsi Real video.]

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Ann Arbor’s art scene isn’t really completely dead, despite what I might have said in The Ann

No one has brought it up to me yet, but I suspect some readers of The Ann magazine are probably pissed at me. The new issue came out yesterday, and I was apparently quoted as having said that the arts scene had died in Ann Arbor with the closing, burning and subsequent bulldozing of the […]

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Raja Rani to close its doors at the end of the month as a result of rising rents in Ann Arbor

At the risk of further infuriating those who see these reports of mine about long-time downtown Ann Arbor businesses going belly-up as “tired tirades,” I feel compelled to share that yet another Ann Arbor staple will soon be closing its doors as a result of rising downtown rents. According to my source, the owners of […]

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Awesome Things You Should Know About: The Ann Arbor District Library has theremins, guitar pedals, synthesizers, solar chargers, telescopes and all kinds of other cools things available for checkout

A few days ago I found myself wandering around the main branch of the Ann Arbor District Library (AADL). As I’m on the Ann Arbor Ypsilanti Reads 2015 selection committee, I’d been asked to come in and pick up copies of the two books we’d be choisng between, and, as I hadn’t been in the […]

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AnnArbor.com draws much-needed attention to Ypsilanti change-stealing home invasion epidemic

If anyone is interested, I’m thinking about driving into Ann Arbor tonight, and stealing a mason jar full of pennies from someone’s home… It’s not so much that I need the money. I’m just curious to see how, if at all, AnnArbor.com would cover it. Here’s how they covered the theft of a jar full […]

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