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The Untold History of Zines… Nancy Kangas on Nancy’s Magazine

Nancy Kangas moved from Columbus to San Francisco in the early 1980s. By 1983, she’d launched “Nancy’s Magazine.” Over the course of the next 13 years, she’d put out 13 issues, cementing her place in the history of the American underground press. [above: Nancy Kangas in her San Francisco apartment, circa 1984.] MARK: I’m not […]

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That’s it. I’m making my first contribution to the Biden campaign.

It’s great that Joe Biden — who, despite what you might have heard from Donald Trump, is not hiding in his basement — appears to be pulling ahead in the polls as we’re entering the last 50 days of the race. We cannot afford, however, to take anything for granted. It’s difficult to believe, given […]

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Trump supporters protest against public health in Lansing

There was a protest against Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer in Lansing today… I get it. People want to put this behind them and get back to business-as-usual. They want to go back to work. They want a return of some kind of normalcy. And, apparently, they think that’ll happen if Governor Whitmer just lifts her […]

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On the bright side, COVID-19 is helping Donald Trump become a “ratings hit”

I thought, upon first pass, that this was something posted by a parody account. Sadly, though, it’s apparently real. This is an actual tweet from the President of the United States in the middle of a global pandemic. And, yes, he used the phrase, “the numbers are continuing to rise.” And they are. Only I’m […]

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It looks as though my great, great, great, great, great grandfather, Clark Wise, may have been with Washington at Valley Forge

While I’m tempted to make the case that my family’s Wise line goes all the way back to Colonel John Wise (1617-1695), who is thought to have arrived in the Virginia Colony from England in 1635, I think it’s probably more likely that the first Wise in my family to step foot in America was […]

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