Tag Archives: spray paint

Yes, it looks as though the person responsible for the racist graffiti at EMU may have been black. And, no, that does not mean racism no longer exists.

Ypsilanti, in case you missed it, is back in the national news. According to Eastern Michigan University’s chief of police, Robert Heighes, they believe they now know the identity of the vandal who, on three occasions last fall, spray-painted vile, racist messages targeting black students on University buildings. Here’s how the story in the Washington […]

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Hate speech, or the work of a gay hobo… You decide

The paint, or chalk, or whatever it was, is almost gone now, but, a week or so ago, someone wrote “LGBT” on the sidewalk in front of my house. I’m still not sure what to make it of it, but here are a few theories that I’ve considered, starting with ones that I think are […]

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Graffiti at the Ladies Literary Club

Walking by Ypsi’s historic Ladies Literary Club building this afternoon, I noticed that someone had tagged the front. As I hadn’t noticed it an hour or so earlier, when I’d first passed, I knocked on the door to see if everything was alright. I noticed a person peaking at me through the window, and I […]

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How to Build and Race a Losing Shopping Cart

One week each year, in August, before the college students return, and while all of the cops are up north at their summer cottages, it’s safe for the punks to return to Ann Arbor. It’s called Punk Week, and it culminates with a big clandestine shopping cart race through downtown. Not wanting to bum any […]

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Stencils, Unicorns and Fathers Day

I don’t know anything about the stencil art scene, but I just got an email from a guy in New York named Logan Hicks, and, from what I can tell, his stuff is pretty cool. He wanted me and Melissa, the co-owner of the Severed Unicorn Head Superstore to know that we’d inspired his girlfriend […]

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