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The Untold History of Zines…. Pete “Dishwasher Pete” Jordan on Dishwasher

In an attempt to better document the American underground press, or at least the sharp, tiny sliver of it that worked its way through the gristle surrounding my heart 20-some years ago, I’ve given myself the task of reaching out to all of the zine publishers that I know, and asking them how they found […]

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Can we please stop complaining about the Blimpy Burger crowd funding campaign?

Apparently I have a lot of friends up in arms this evening over the fact that Rich and Chris Magner, the owners of Ann Arbor’s iconic Blimpy Burger, have launched a crowd funding campaign in hopes of raising the money needed to reopen their restaurant in a new location. (As most of you probably know, […]

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Bee Roll reflects on Beezy’s at the five-year mark… “If we want the world to be different, we have to start creating that world.”

As interviewed Bee Roll, the owner of Beezy’s, when she was first opening her restaurant on Washington Street, and again as she celebrated her first anniversary, I felt compelled to check in once again when I was reminded that her five year anniversary was approaching… I hope you enjoy the interview. MARK: So, has it […]

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Totally Quotable Clementine: “figuring out the food business” edition

Clementine said this last night over dinner. I can’t remember the context. I think I must have been talking about fried chicken and hushpuppies, as I often am, when she weighed in with her observation. Or, I may have been telling her about the interview that I’d just posted with Amy C. Evans, the oral […]

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The Wurst Bar’s Jesse Kranyak marks his first year as an Ypsilanti restaurant owner by spilling his bratwurst-filled guts

One year ago this month, the Wurst Bar opened its doors in Ypsi. To commemorate the event, I thought that I’d interview the bar’s owner, Jesse Kranyak, and see how things have gone since we last spoke… MARK: I’m not sure if you want for it to be public knowledge, but you’ve mentioned to me […]

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