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Ypsi/Arbor Exit Interview: Charlie Slick

I don’t know how to break this to you, so I’ll just come right out and say it… It looks as though beloved local pop idol Charlie Slick will soon be joining the ranks of those leaving our community. Following is his official exit interview. MARK: I’m thinking of requiring everyone who wants to leave […]

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On once making eye contact with Sherman Hemsley, or some other short, balding, black man drinking wine

When I heard yesterday that Sherman Hemsley had died at the age of 74, I was reminded of an afternoon several years ago in Ann Arbor spent staring over a beer at a man I believed to the iconic character actor. He was sitting a few seats away, drinking by himself. I think I was […]

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Patricia Griffin on the business challenges and entrepreneurial opportunities of Africa

About a dozen years ago now, I had an opportunity to work on a project with a young, precocious engineering undergrad at the University of Michigan by the name of Patricia Griffin. Our lives have taken us in different directions over the course of past decade, but we’ve always done a pretty good job of […]

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A federal drug bust at Emmet and Hamilton?

The following note was left last night in an open thread by a reader who goes by the name Watching Laughing. I thought that I’d move it up here to the front page in hopes that someone in city government or local law enforcement might comment on the drug bust referenced. I would like to […]

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Depot Town’s Strain of the Day

When I friended Ypsi’s “Depot Town” on Facebook a few days ago, I wasn’t aware that I was, in fact, friending Depot Town’s new medical marijuana dispensary. So, now, I guess, I’m going to be receiving “strain of the day” updates every morning. For the record, I don’t give a shit whether or not people […]

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