Tag Archives: Pittsburgh

Would it be feasible to have a cooperative bookstore in downtown Ypsilanti?

A few days ago, I posted something here about the City having shut down our local used bookstore, Cross Street Books. While acknowledging that there were certainly issues with the peculiar, little store, which has always been both painfully crowded and comically unsafe, I lamented the fact that, without them, our Ypsilanti would be without […]

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Art, Food, Sex and Trauma: Mark Maynard shoots the shit with the most important artists to ever draw breath on the planet earth… Episode 3: Peter Sickman-Garner

Today we’re joined by Peter Sickman-Garner, the cartoonist behind the beloved series Hey, Mister. Pete’s new book, the 192-page graphic novel Come Hell or Highwater Pants, will be be released by Top Shelf this Saturday at the Toronto Comic Art Festival. MARK: When did you first start drawing? And, what, if you can recall, was […]

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Michigan Musicians on Vacation: Matt Jones at Gettysburg, with Sarah Campbell

Occasionally, I get good ideas. I’m not sure if this is one of those times, but it occurred to me a few days ago that I should have a regular feature on the site in which I talk with local musicians about their vacations. Our first guest is Matt Jones, of Matt Jones and the […]

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Only 3 of 763 “sneak-and-peek” requests in 2008 involved terrorism

Remember back when we were called unpatriotic fucks for suggesting that Bush’s Patriot Act ran contrary to the Bill of Rights? Remember how we said that once we gave the government warrantless access to people’s homes, that they’d abuse it – and how people on the right told us that we were just being paranoid? […]

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7 days, 10 states, 2,0000 miles… Yee Haw!

I’d like to tell you all about this summer’s big road trip with Linette and Clementine, but right now I just need to sleep. Check back tomorrow for details on Pittsburgh, Savannah and Knoxville… In the meantime, leave a comment and let me know if I missed anything interesting. (I seem to recall having heard […]

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