Tag Archives: puppets

Ypsi/Arbor Exit Interview: Mike Shecket

Today’s interview subject, Mike Shecket, has the distinction, I believe, of being the first person to leave Ypsilanti as a direct result of Obamacare. It sounds like bullshit, I know, but it’s actually true. So, if you were looking for one more reason to either love or hate the President, now you’ve got it…. Here’s […]

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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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Shadow Art Fair 2013

As usual, Emi Slade killed it at this year’s Shadow Art Fair. She calls this one Captain Beefheart. I don’t know how well he did sales-wise, but it looked like our friend Marty “the lighthearted sadist” Flint was having fun introducing young and old alike to the world of bondage. Bearded local librarian Ben Miller […]

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Benicio del Toro’s upcoming film “A.K.A. Jimmy Picard” to feature the puppetry work of Ypsilanti’s super-talented Dreamland Theater crew

One day earlier this winter, as I was making my way around town, pushing my sleeping son in his stroller, I decided to turn down Washington Street and see if I could find Naia Venturi, the owner of Ypsilanti’s Dreamland Theater. Fortunately, she heard me knocking on the door, and came out from behind the […]

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Google interprets Mark

My friend Eric, the guy who put me in the Hitler downfall meme a week or so ago, has struck again. This time he’s taken an innocent little video that I posted of myself to Youtube, and run it through Google’s new translation tool. The results, as you can see, are interesting. And, no, that’s […]

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