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“Wringing Art Out of Rubble in Detroit”

It must be that time of year again… The New York Times today has another story on how artists are revitalizing Detroit. It’s actually a pretty good article. I don’t mean to come across as cynical. It’s just that, for the past few years, it seems like this same story keeps getting recycled. The good […]

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Joe Posch, owner of Detroit’s Hugh, on the realities of retail

A few days ago, the family and I ventured into Detroit, and, not only didn’t we die – we had a great time. And, while there, we dropped by our friend Joe Posch’s lovely new store, Hugh. What follows is a brief conversation between Joe and I on the idea behind the store, the challenges […]

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So, what do you recommend we do in Pittsburgh?

Linette and I have been wanting to go to Pittsburgh ever since the Warhol Museum opened fifteen years ago, and I think we might actually do it this summer. Right now, we’re in the information gathering phase. We’re reading up on things like the Mattress Factory, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater, and a little hipster bar […]

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Stupor reading in Hamtown tonight

I’d hate to keep anyone away from Totally Awesome Fest tonight in Ypsi, but, for the literary minded among you, I wanted to mention that our friend Steve, the man behind the zine Stupor, would be having a reading tonight at Design 99, in Hamtramck. There’s a beer reception from 7:00 – 9:00, and the […]

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Detroit, attractive to artists?

Some folks out there say that, by the time something hits the New York Times, it’s culturally irrelevant. I don’t know that I believe it, but it sure seemed to be the case a few weeks ago, when the esteemed paper of record ran the feature on the “bacon explosion.” After it appeared, the once […]

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