Category: Ann Arbor

Student Voting Rights

I feel like I’ve been really testing the adage “it’s better late than never? on this blog lately. Anyway, I was recently reminded of a group that I vaguely knew about that did a lot of great work during the 2004 election – the Student Voting Rights Campaign. With Eugene Kang running in Ann Arbor […]

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Florida’s Fading Stardom

I finally got around to reading the Post’s review of Richard Florida’s most recent book, Flight of the Creative Class, which came out in April. The reviewer makes it sound like a warmed-over version of his Rise of the Creative Class which I thought was thought-provoking, if not the most rigorous social science research, saying […]

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Rally for Education in Michigan

A rally in Lansing, Michigan this week that organizers had hoped to draw a few thousand people attracted over 10,000, making it the largest rally at the state capitol in at least 20 years. The rally, organized by the K-16 Coalition for Michigan’s Future, was designed to pressure the state legislature to increase funding for […]

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Eugene Kang’s Platform for A2 Council

The Kang campaign just sent me a piece of literature they have been distributing in Ward 2 with a letter from Eugene and his platform for City Council. Here’s the text: EUGENE KANG FOR WARD 2: WAKE UP THE CITY COUNCIL! Dear Neighbor, My name is Eugene Kang, and I am running for Ann Arbor […]

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Inaugural A2 Craigslist Missed Connection

Is it serious? The first missed connection has been posted to the Ann Arbor craigslist: “To the cute waitress working the check out on saturday afternoon. I was the quiet bearded boy in a the yellow ‘734′ shirt who ordered a tempeh reuben and chai latte. We joked about my shirt and I think there […]

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Music Blogging is Fun

I’ve been digging the Great Lakes Myth Society lately, an Ann Arbor band that specializes in nostalgic celtic-influenced rock about mythology, history, Michigan and well, the great lakes, designed for people like me. I probably heard about them on Brandon’s blog, you can hear or download some of their music here. On the rock-ier side […]

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