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Ypsilanti Immigration Interview: Erika Hess

A few weeks ago, I received an email from a young woman who’d just moved to Ypsi from Brooklyn, after a brief layover in Ann Arbor. She was looking for studio space, and thought, I guess, that I might be able to help. I couldn’t. But, one thing led to another, and I ended up […]

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Ypsi/Arbor Exit Interview: Zach Pollock

A few days ago, I posted an interview I did with an author by the name of Ted McClelland, who has written extensively about the emmigration of young professionals from Michigan to Chicago. To sum up our conversation in one sentence, McClelland believes that we have little hope of keeping bright, young people here in […]

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Mary Ayling, on immigrating to Ypsilanti from Chicago, and opening an art gallery in her home

Late last year, I received a cryptic note from the wife of an old friend in Seattle, alerting me to the fact that a woman was moving from Chicago to Ypsilanti with the intention of opening an art gallery in her apartment. As Linette was just about to give birth, I didn’t do anything with […]

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Ypsi/Abor Exit Interview: Thomas Kula

When I think about the kind of people we need more of in Ypsi, there are probably five or six distinct archetypes that come to mind. If I ever went to the trouble of naming them, one would certainly be called “The Kula” in honor of the man we’re talking to here tonight. Thomas moved […]

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SPUR Studios Ann Arbor open house on Saturday

By now you’ve probably heard that our friends at SPUR Studios are opening an Ann Arbor satellite location. What you might not have heard, though, is that they’re having an open house tomorrow, Saturday, February 12, so that people can see the new studio spaces for themselves. Here’s a quick video tour. If you want […]

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