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Toilet reading, Junglefowl, and restorative justice… on episode 27 of the Saturday Six Pack

During episode 24 of the Saturday Six Pack, there were quite a few good exchanges between Dr. Benjamin Edmondson, the new superintendent of Ypsilanti Community Schools, and the students who had gathered in the AM 1700 studio to ask him questions about his plans for the future of our district. Of those exchanges, my favorites […]

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The New York Times covers the Beezy’s ZipCap campaign… and I make it into the paper of record on the chest of Bee Roll

In tomorrow’s New York Times, you’ll find a story about my friend Bee “Ypsilantian of the Year” Roll and the work she’s done through the California-based company ZipCap to raise working capital for her restaurant, Beezy’s, by essentially demonstrating to lenders that, while she doesn’t have a lot in the way of hard assets, she […]

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Ypsilanti’s Dreamland Theater

The folks at Ypsilanti’s Dreamland Theater will premiere their new production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream this Saturday. In advance of that, I thought that I’d ask our friend Naia Venturi a few questions. MARK: Would it be an exaggeration to say that you’ve been working on your puppet version of A Midsummer Night’s […]

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If you disagree, please feel free to leave a comment…

Actually, feel free to write about whatever you like. I won’t stop you. I just don’t have anything left to offer tonight. Having spent my day in back-to-back meetings, I’m even more of a depleted husk than usual.

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Emilia Javanica on the Red Blob Massacre, and what it’s like to shoot one’s first independent film

A few months ago, I announced here on the site that an aspiring filmmaker in Ann Arbor, by the name of Emilia Javanica, was looking for actors to cast in a comedic horror film that she was making called the Red Blob Massacre. Well, the film has just completed production, and I took the opportunity […]

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