Tag Archives: SXSW

“Exclusively for White People” campaign comes to Austin in time for SXSW

It was reported last week that Jordan French and Darius Fisher, the owners of Austin-based F&F Real Estate Ventures, had one of their properties bulldozed to make room for more SXSW parking. This, in and of itself, probably wouldn’t have made the news, if not for the fact that the bulldozed building was home to […]

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Consuming 20 feet of meat is apparently newsworthy… Seattle and San Francisco take notice of the Wurst Challenge

Earlier today, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden appeared on a video screen before a large group of individuals gathered at South by Southwest (SXSW) to discuss civil rights in an era of rampant domestic spying. My intention had been to watch the ACLU’s video of the event this evening, after putting the kids to bed, and […]

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I’ve decided to buy a house of douches

Inspired by an article in the New York Times, I’ve decided to purchase a house full of douches in the greater Ann Arbor area. If you feel as though your household might be sufficiently douchey, please call my people and set up a meeting. Here’s a clip from the Times. On a recent Tuesday evening, […]

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Reflecting on the origins, accomplishments and future of Mittenfest

Between Christmas and New Year’s Day, Ypsilanti will, as it’s done for the past seven years, play host to the incredible Michigan music festival known as Mittenfest. Following is a short interview I conducted online with organizers Brandon Zwagerman, Jeremy Peters and Amy Sumerton on how Mittenfest got started, how it’s changed over the years, […]

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Mittenfest wrap-up

Last week, before I was sidetracked by the big ceremonial rib-breaking, I asked some of the folks involved with Mittenfest this year to take a moment and write down their thoughts about how this year’s festival went, what they’re most likely to remember, and what, if any, thoughts they’ve had since about how to do […]

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