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Ypsilanti marks the start of Pride Month with an epic street party

It’s June 3rd, and Trump still hasn’t acknowledged Pride Month. For what it’s worth, though, that didn’t stop Ypsilanti from throwing one hell of a street party last night… It’s hard to believe that this is the same town, where, just about a dozen years ago, folks were fighting in the streets for gay rights […]

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Krampus 2014 recap

Late last week, I got a call from a writer at National Geographic. She wanted to know why the people of Ypsilanti had decided, five years ago, to summon the spirit of Krampus back to earth. Now that Krampus events are becoming more commonplace around the United States, she wanted to find out where it […]

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Ypsi/Arbor Exit Interview: Mike Shecket

Today’s interview subject, Mike Shecket, has the distinction, I believe, of being the first person to leave Ypsilanti as a direct result of Obamacare. It sounds like bullshit, I know, but it’s actually true. So, if you were looking for one more reason to either love or hate the President, now you’ve got it…. Here’s […]

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Shadow Art Fair defenders and detractors mix it up one last time

Like every year at this time, the Shadow Art Fair media juggernaut has begun in earnest. As of today, there are articles in The Ypsi Courier and The Current, as well as on AnnArbor.com. And, this afternoon, WEMU aired an interview that I’d done with local “All Things Considered” host Bob Eccles. (I think it […]

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Promoting the Shadow Art Fair in Riverside Park at Midnight among armed strangers

There wasn’t a post last night because I was out late, having my photo taken, along with the other members of the Michigan Design Militia, for an article about the upcoming Shadow Art Fair, which is supposed to appear tomorrow in Concentrate. The only time we could all get together was last night, at about […]

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