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Hitchcock includes a subtle shout-out to Ypsilanti in North By Northwest

It’s rare that Ypsilanti shows up in popular culture. For a while, we were seeing images of Ypsi pop up in films, like Drew Barrymore’s Whip It, and Robert DeNiro’s Stone, but it’s not too often that you buy a record, or see a movie, and actually hear the word “Ypsilanti” being spoken. So, I […]

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Ypsi/Arbor Exit Interview: Jeff Meyers

What follows is our official exit interview with writer, filmmaker, and professional critic Jeff Meyers, who, earlier this winter, escaped Ann Arbor for Palo Alto, California. While in Michigan, Jeff, among other things, was the managing editor of Concentrate Media, and a film critic for the Detroit Metro Times. He also served as the president […]

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Benicio del Toro’s upcoming film “A.K.A. Jimmy Picard” to feature the puppetry work of Ypsilanti’s super-talented Dreamland Theater crew

One day earlier this winter, as I was making my way around town, pushing my sleeping son in his stroller, I decided to turn down Washington Street and see if I could find Naia Venturi, the owner of Ypsilanti’s Dreamland Theater. Fortunately, she heard me knocking on the door, and came out from behind the […]

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Miley Cyrus makes a statement about gay marriage in Ypsilanti

Walking down Washington Street the other night, I ran into a friend who informed me that Miley Cyrus had just gotten a tattoo a few doors down, at Liquid Swords. I had my video camera in my pocket, and it occurred to me that I should probably go over and interview the guys about it, […]

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Pencil Paparazzi: a postcoital Jason Segel

I’ve got another entry for our ever-growing Pencil Paparazzi file. This one comes from a boy in Ann Arbor who answers to the name of Jim. Accompanying his drawing of a half-dressed Jason Segel, was the following note: This is my depiction of Jason Segel putting on a t-shirt after doing thespian sex on the […]

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