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Jim Cherewick: rare photos of the artist in action

A few weeks ago, at an Ypsi porch show on Washington Street, I had the occasion to sit near Jim Cherewick and observe him working. To my knowledge, what follow are the first photos ever taken of the reclusive Ypsilanti artist plying his trade in full daylight. I’ve begun work on an article for Scientific […]

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Art, Food, Sex and Trauma: Mark Maynard shoots the shit with the most important artists to live within a five minute walk from him… Episode 5: Jim Cherewick

Local song and dance man Jim Cherewick, when he’s not singing and dancing his way into the enlarged, slowly-beating hearts of Americans everywhere, can generally be found hunched over napkins and the like, feverishly scratching away, making what he refers to as “art.” Well, I caught up with Jim on one such occasion and forced […]

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Ypsi/Arbor exit interview: Melissa Dettloff

I never enjoy doing exit interviews. It’s by far the worst part of the job… if you can call this late night obsession of mine a job. I hate seeing good, bright, motivated people leave our community. And, as you can probably imagine, this is especially true when those who are leaving are talented collaborators […]

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Is the NSA’s data mining more about domestic control than terrorism?

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Sam Rockwell’s sweatpants seen in Ann Arbor

My friend Ted Kennedy saw the actor Sam Rockwell in Zingerman’s on Friday, buying a cup of coffee. Rockwell, he told me by way of email, was wearing sweatpants. I asked if they were shiny. (I imagined that they would be.) “No,” he replied, “they are baggy and charcoal-colored.” I asked for a photorealistic drawing. […]

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