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Dear Mr. Trump: Will You Advance a Moral Agenda?

Tomorrow night, as people around the world gather to celebrate the coming of 2017, Reverend Dr. William Barber II, along with several other leaders of the American faith community, will be congregating at the historic Metropolitan AME Church in Washington, DC for what they’re calling a National Watch Night service. The purpose of the gathering, […]

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Ypsi/Arbor Exit Interview: Rita Jane Riggs

At the end of August, one of my favorite Ypsilanti artists, Rita Jane Riggs, will be packing up and heading west to see what the universe has in store for her. Please join me in wishing her well on her journey. MARK: What first brought you to Ypsilanti, or were you born here? RITA: I […]

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What does it say about our society when even our priests are proudly declaring that they’re prepared to dispense lethal force?

Ann Arbor Catholic priest Ed Fride is in the news today for encouraging his parishioners at Christ the King Catholic Church to arm themselves. In a letter sent out this past weekend to his flock, Fride explained why he carried a weapon, and why the church would likely be hosting more CPL classes on their […]

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Reverend Dr. William Barber II on reclaiming the moral high ground and building a majority coalition around issues of social justice

Reverend Dr. William Barber II, the North Carolina minister who founded the Forward Together moral movement, is in the press today. It would seem that a young man in his group was arrested yesterday in Charlotte, at one of Barber’s Moral Monday events, for putting voter registration information on the windshields of parked cars. As […]

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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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