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The Untold History of Zines… Doug Biggert on Tower Mag Hell

Many of us attribute the so-called golden age of zines to the rise of Kinko’s, and their notoriously lax oversight of night shift employees, who could always be counted on to fire up a copier and look the other way in exchange for a beer. Perhaps just as importantly, though, Tower Records was entering an […]

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Peter Linebaugh addresses “the commons” at Occupy Ypsi teach-in

Our Occupy Ypsi teach-in on Saturday went really well. Hopefully, at some point in the near future, I’ll have an opportunity to go into everything that was covered. For the time being, though, I wanted to share this video of historian Peter Linebaugh addressing the group. The following will hardly do Peter justice, but here […]

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On the passing of Gill Scott-Heron

Gill Scott Herron died a few days ago. I was going to commemorate his passing with The Revolution Will Not be Televised, but, seeing as how most of us reading this site are living in SE Michigan, I thought that I’d go with his anti-nuclear power song, We Almost Lost Detroit, which is particularly pertinent […]

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The Prehensile Monkeytailed Skink reunion and the legacy of Bulb

I just made my last trip to the airport. All the guys from the Monkey Power Trio are now gone, and, as is always the case, the anxiety – which I feel during each session – is giving way to depression. It’s great to see everyone, and to spend a day making music, but I […]

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Asians on my turf

Linette and I, as many of you know, used to be extremely important in the publishing world. For over a dozen years, we churned out issues of the enormously influential magazine Crimewave USA. We sold thousands of copies, all around the world, and had A-list trendsetters like Steve Hughes and John Coffin begging to get […]

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