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Ann Arbor’s plans to take on Art Prize with Pop-X, Ypsi’s rising fame as a singles city, and empowering the poor …on this weekend’s Saturday Six Pack

[Last weekend the specter of Pa Ingalls loomed large over the Saturday Six Pack. Grass Lake homesteader Joe Trumpey and I talked about Pa’s fiddle playing in the Big Woods, his reliance on spanking, and the homes he built with his family as they made their way across the American frontier. [Trumpey said he would […]

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The Untold History of Zines…. Steve Hughes on Stupor

Over the years I’ve mentioned my friend Steve Hughes and his zine Stupor several times on this site. I’ve shared videos of him reading at the Shadow Art Fair, and interviewed him about his various projects in Hamtramck, where he makes his home and runs an art space called Public Pool. To my knowledge, though, […]

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Steve Hughes, interrupting Dabenport, telling dirty stories collected in bars

My friend Steve, the publisher of the Hamtramck-based zine, Stupor, read from his new book, at the Shadow Art Fair on Saturday. Here’s a little taste… Those who are interested can buy copies of the book, which was made possible by the generous support of the Kresge Foundation, here. And, for those of you who […]

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Introducing “Stupor”… the book

Two of my best friends are releasing books this week, and, in spite of the all-consuming jealousy that’s overtaken me, I’ve decided to help them promote their works here. The first book that I’d like to tell you about is by my blog-hijacking friend Steve Hughes, the publisher of the often recalled zine Stupor. Here’s […]

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No Robocop for Detroit

Perhaps due in part to that Chrysler ad that captured everyone’s imagination during the Super Bowl , the city of Detroit is, once again, attracting national media attention. Today, there’s a feature in the Washington Post entitled, “With Detroit in dire straits, mayor invites big thinking.” Here’s a clip. …With no salvation in sight, Bing, […]

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