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Which Wendy’s Location are You? …the online quiz that’ll surely make me rich

A week or so ago, in a post about how much I despise the Buzzfeed quizzes that are slowly choking the life out of the internet, I speculated that, in the not too distant future, we’ll likely arrive at a point where media companies begin partnering with corporations to offer specialty quizzes intended to reinforce […]

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The Untold History of Zines…. Jeff Kay on the West Virginia Surf Report

In an attempt to better document the American underground press, or at least the sharp, tiny sliver of it that I find most interesting, I’ve given myself the task of reaching out to all of those former and current zine publishers that I know, and asking them about their motivations and experiences. Today’s interview is […]

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Michigan Musicians on Vacation: Misty Lyn Bergeron communing among the redwoods

A few weeks ago, kind of on a whim, I reached out to a local musician and asked if he’d be willing to talk about a recent vacation he’d taken to Gettysburg. It went well. I enjoyed hearing about something that he was insanely passionate about, and I think he enjoyed, for a change, talking […]

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BALLE founder Judy Wicks on the origins of Urban Outfitters, the birth of the Localist movement, and the necessity of local ownership

Recently, while in Grand Rapids, I had the occasion to meet Judy Wicks, the founder of the White Dog Cafe in Philadelphia, and the woman who, ten years ago, brought the Business Alliance for Living Local Economies (BALLE) into being. Since the meeting, we’ve been chatting by way of email… Here’s the interview. MARK: Having […]

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How Thick is Your Bubble?

A few days ago, in response to something that I’d posted about the battle being waged between anti-tax, “small government” Republicans and those of us fighting to maintain public services, someone calling himself Alan2102, emerged from the shadows to accuse a number of us of being “out-of-touch” with the values of real Americans – those […]

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