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I told myself that I wasn’t going to post about the RNC, but then this happened…

When word came out a few days ago that the Republican Party had decided to go into their convention without any platform, instead just pledging their complete and total fealty to Donald Trump, I knew that the RNC was going to be weird. This feeling was further compounded upon reading that half of the speakers […]

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Melvin Parson and the campaign to create a world-class urban farm in Ypsilanti

Melvin Parson and I have been working off an on for the past two years on an interview for this site. It began as an Ypsilanti Immigration Interview, and, over time, as we dug deeper into his work with We The People Growers Association, evolved into something more about his dream of establishing a world-class […]

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Totally Quotable Arlo: Velvet Underground edition

This morning, while Linette and Clementine were out running errands, Arlo and I spent a little time cleaning up his bedroom. And, because he’s too young to know of any music that isn’t my music, we listened to Wire’s Pink Flag and The Velvet Underground & Nico. For the post part he just sat and […]

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Ypsi/Arbor Exit Interview: Kayla Mishler

I got word a few days ago through my network of informants that a young woman by the name of Kayla Mishler might be planning to pack up and leave Ypsilanti, so I headed out to find her. Here’s her official exit interview. I hope you enjoy it. MARK: So I’ve heard a rumor that […]

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Home alone with Macaulay Culkin, trading heroin for cheese

If you’re a young American celebrity rumored to have a serious heroin addiction, it may not be the best idea in the world to start a Velvet Underground cover band. That, however, is apparently what actor Macaulay Culkin has done. Gathering together a number of musicians from the New York anti-folk scene, the actor has […]

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