Earlier this summer, the trustees of the Ann Arbor Awesome Foundation awarded a $1,000 grant to journalist-tuned-local civics champion Mary Morgan for the purposes of creating a how-to kit for those interested in hosting nonpartisan pre-election potlucks. Here, with more on this specific initiative, as well as on the newly formed CivCity non-profit from which […]
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Theresa Rickloff, a regular fixture behind the counter at Beezy’s for the past several years, and the woman behind Riki Tiki Pies, will be leaving in the next few months for Portland, where she’ll be attending culinary school. Following is her official Ypsi/Arbor Exit Interview. MARK: Can a good pie crust be made without lard? […]
Clicks over Quality…. Will the Ann Arbor News follow The Oregonian, demanding that all reporters post three stories a day?
Advance Publications, the owners of the Ann Arbor News, made the national news a few days ago when New York Times columnist David Carr announced that, in an attempt to drive increased web traffic to the website of their Portland paper, The Oregonian, they were requiring all of their reporters to post three stories per […]
Several days ago I was approached by a young woman named Megan Maurer, asking if she could interview me for her master’s thesis. I agreed on one condition. I told her that, for every question she asked me, I’d ask one of my own. What follows are her responses to my questions. MARK: As I […]
Following my recent interview with Matt Jones about his trip to Gettysburg, I’ve been inundated with suggestions as to other musicians I should speak with about their vacations. Today’s interview is with Timothy Monger, an accomplished singer-songwriter, who is perhaps still best known in these parts for his work with Great Lakes Myth Society. Well, […]