Tag Archives: Kevyn Orr

Mark Ruffalo runs on stage at Netroots Nation to advocate for action in Detroit on recent water shut-offs

I think everyone here at Netroots Nation was going to attend anyway, but actor Mark Ruffalo just ran out on stage, as Senator Elizabeth Warren made her way off, urging everyone to attend this afternoon’s big Keep The Water On rally outside of COBO Hall. Here he is, making his plea. (The women at my […]

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Mark Schauer on fundraising challenges, gay rights and the takeover of Detroit

As of this last January, before even announcing his intention to run for re-election, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder already had approximately $4 million in his campaign war chest. Money on the right, it would seem, is relatively easy to come by, when you’re willing to bring the likes of Scott Walker, Jed Bush and Chris […]

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What exactly happened to Detroit?

Someone from Europe posed the following question on Reddit a few days ago… “Americans: What exactly happened to Detroit? I regularly see photos on Reddit of abandoned areas of the city and read stories of high unemployment and dereliction, but as a European have never heard the full story.” Here, because I think some of […]

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Wheatpasting, flyering, public art, and other forms of communication that are illegal in Ypsilanti

I guess, because I’ve written about the fuzzy line separating street art and vandalism before, I received a letter a few days ago from a local designer asking about the legality of wheatpasting – the act of affixing artwork or posters to walls and other structures with flour paste. Here’s his note. I’ve been trying […]

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The Home Shopping Network descends on a defenseless Ypsilanti

Long gone are the days when A-list Hollywood celebrities like Robert DeNiro, Drew Barrymore and Milla Jovovich would flock to Ypsilnati and cause a stir. Today, things are different. Now that our overly-aggressive film industry incentives have dried up, and the steady flow of celebrities has slowed to a trickle, it takes a hell of […]

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