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The Untold History of Zines…. Scott Huffines and Sarah Boonstoppel of Atomic Books

In an attempt to better document the American underground press, or at least the sharp, tiny sliver of it that worked its way through the protective layer of gristle surrounding my heart 20-some years ago, I’ve given myself the task of reaching out to all of the zine folks that I knew during the golden […]

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Davy Rothbart on following hunches, being persistent, ceding control, and beating David Duchovny to the punch: The story of Medora

This Thursday night, the documentary Medora will be making its Michigan debut at Ann Arbor’s historic Michigan Theater. The film, which is the most recent production of Found Magazine’s Davy Rothbart, is ostensibly about a small town basketball team’s seemingly impossible struggle to break a two-year losing streak. As you quickly realize when you watch […]

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Ypsi/Arbor Exit Interview: Nicasia Marie Solano-Reed

I was recently alerted to the fact that a young woman had left Ypsilanti to pursue her dreams of becoming a professional ballerina in New York City. Fortunately, I was able to track her down. Following is the transcript of her exit interview. MARK: Let’s start with your name, OK? NICASIA: My full name is […]

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Chris Hedges on the death of the liberal class

Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Chris Hedges on Thursday’s unreported protest at the White House, his new book, Death of the Liberal Class, and Obama’s Faustian bargain with corporate power. (It’s grim stuff… To be honest, I wish I’d watched 30 Rock reruns instead.) Part-two of the interview can be found here. update: Speaking of Democracy […]

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Why cover the elderly and not the newborn?

Nicholas Kristof raises a really interesting question in today’s New York Times. Here’s a clip. …Yet although America’s elderly are now cared for, our children are not. A Johns Hopkins study found that hospitalized children who are uninsured are 60 percent more likely to die than those with insurance, presumably because they are less likely […]

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