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Hitchcock includes a subtle shout-out to Ypsilanti in North By Northwest

It’s rare that Ypsilanti shows up in popular culture. For a while, we were seeing images of Ypsi pop up in films, like Drew Barrymore’s Whip It, and Robert DeNiro’s Stone, but it’s not too often that you buy a record, or see a movie, and actually hear the word “Ypsilanti” being spoken. So, I […]

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The inside track on local Roller Derby… brought to you by a member of the Ypsilanti Vigilantes

I had the opportunity a few days ago to chat with Jenny Hansen, the public relations chair for the Ann Arbor Derby Dimes, our hometown roller derby league. She contacted me to let me know that their last bout of the season would be coming up on October 18, at Buhr Park, when the Border […]

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Who wants to open a restaurant in Ypsi?

A few months ago, I heard that The Wolverine was up for sale. I was sick in bed at the time, and put the word out through Facebook that I was looking for someone to walk by and snap a photo of the For Sale sign. That evening, I got a call from a friend, […]

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Whip It

Whip It, one of the first feature films shot primarily in Ypsilanti, is scheduled to hit theaters shortly. Here’s the trailer. Watch it, and, if you can identify a local landmark, leave a comment.

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How to leverage the Fallon mention for Ypsilanti’s benefit

I mentioned a few days ago that there was a rumor going around town that Jimmy Fallon, an actor who had spent some time among us here in Ypsilanti during the filming of the Drew Barrymore film Whip It, was planning to do something Ypsi-related on his late night television show. The fear in the […]

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