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My thoughts on the news coverage coming out of Cleveland

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Angela Davis to commemorate MLK Day at U-M with a speech on the threat of the prison industrial complex

Activist, educator and author Angela Davis will be in Ann Arbor on Monday, delivering a lecture titled “Impediments to the Dream: The Prison Industrial Complex and the Dream.” Davis, as I suspect many of you know, before going on to have a successful career as an academic in the History of Consciousness Department as U-C […]

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Great flaming mascots…. Is that Jambo Man being immolated?

At the risk of rekindling the great Ypsilanti Hostage Crisis hysteria of 2010, can someone explain this footage that was just sent to me? It appears to show the beloved local mascot of the Michigan Roots Jamboree being cooked alive. As the footage is undated, I’m not sure if it was shot recently. And I’m […]

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On encouraging our students to use their imaginations

Remember that story a few days ago about the 24 year old EMU student who bravely fought off the would be kidnapper that was waiting for her, in the back seat of her car, after class? Well, according to campus police, it never happened. The whole thing, it seems, was fiction.

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“Oh, my God, did he say Ypsitucky?”

When I first moved back to Ypsi, Linette and I made some shirts that said “Buy Indie in Ypsi.” We thought that we were doing a good thing – encouraging people to support the locally owned, independent stores in their community – but some folks didn’t see it that way. We received complaints from a […]

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