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The Untold History of Zines…. Jeff “Keffo” Kelly on TempSlave!

In an attempt to better document the sharp, rusty sliver of the American undrground press that worked its way through the protective coating of my heart 20-some years ago, I’ve given myself the task of interviewing all of the zine folks that I knew and loved back in the day. Today’s interview is with Jeff […]

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Artisanal toilet plunger or iconic felling axe… Can you tell which is parody?

Peter Buchanan-Smith is the founder of Best Made Co., a high-end New York-based design boutique specializing in the production of items like this $350 artisanal American felling axe. The model above is called “Challis” Here’s how Best Made describes it: “Dependable, versatile and with a rich and powerful history, the American Felling Axe is the […]

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Should I care more that Walmart employees need to work on Thanksgiving?

Earlier today, I shared with some friends that, in the whole scheme of things, I’m not terribly pissed about Walmart opening their doors at 6:00 PM on Thanksgiving day. I shared this thought after having read several posts condemning the retail giant for denying their employees the ability to enjoy the holiday with their families. […]

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Sunday’s big Ypsilanti infomercial

As I mentioned a few days ago, Ypsilanti had the distinction yesterday of playing host to a three-hour-long, live infomercial. While I couldn’t attend in person, as I had a meeting in Ann Arbor at the same time, I did have an opportunity to go down to Riverside Park on Saturday afternoon, scout things out, […]

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Ypsi/Arbor Exit Interview: Dustin Krcatovich

Local illustrator and writer Dustin “Dusty” Krcatovich will be moving to Portland shortly. Here’s his official exit interview. MARK: Here’s your first question… Were you born in Michigan? And, if not, how old were you when you first moved here, and what were the circumstances surrounding the move? DUSTIN: I was born and raised in […]

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