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More than a face in the crowd… Andy Griffith passes away at 86

One of my favorite actors, Andy Griffith, died today, at the age of 86. If you’re not familiar with his work outside of the Mayberry R.F.D. universe, which is brilliant, by the way, I’d encourage you watch A Face in the Crowd (1957) by the controversial director Elia Kazan. (Kazan, as you may recall, outed […]

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The untimely (or timely) death of the Ann Arbor News

You wouldn’t know it if you read the front page of today’s Ann Arbor News, but the 174 year old paper is going out of business. The publisher of the paper, Laurel Champion, informed employees this morning that that local institution would cease publication come July. As I understand it, the paper will stop publishing, […]

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