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The Untold History of Zines… John Marr on Murder Can Be Fun

In an attempt to better understand the sharp, rusty sliver of the American underground that worked its way into my cold and slowly-beating heart about a quarter century ago, I’ve given myself the task of tracking down and interviewing all of my heros in the world of zines. Today’s interview is with John Marr, the […]

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The Fuller Cut’s “Read to a Barber” program makes the ABC Evening News

While I really loved Jennifer Guerra’s piece for National Public Radio this past October about the “Read to a Barber” program at The Fuller Cut, there’s nothing like seeing our local barbers on network television, talking about what they’ve been doing to encouraging Ypsilanti’s kids to read… If you haven’t seen it yet, here’s the […]

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Three ways to turn a local kid on to reading and change the world for the better

I’ve been thinking a lot about the power of books lately. First it was the conversation I had with New York Times bestselling author Shaka Senghor about his discovery of literature in prison and how transformative that was for him. Then, a little bit after that, I heard local historian Matt Siegfried, standing in front […]

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The role of the public library in modern America, Ypsi’s Little Bird Cafe, and who knows what else… on this weekend’s edition of the Saturday Six Pack

This evening’s episode of the Saturday Six Pack promises to be interesting. I tried, to the best of my ability, to book a full and complete show, but things kept getting in way. It was like the universe was pushing back against me. The harder I worked to cobble something together, the more things would […]

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Linette’s childhood journal

Linette had always told me that she was a voracious reader as a child. I remember her telling me early in our relationship that, by the age of six, she was reading “Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret.,” and that, by eight, she had moved on to the likes of “Helter Skelter: The True […]

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