For years crowdsourcing has shaken up longstanding corporate operations in both manufacturing and service industries—Uber and Lyft are still in operating agreement negotiations with the City Council which are again up for approval on October 20. Ann Arbor officials are now putting the power of the undefined public to good use. Since debuting A2 Fix It, an app which allows citizens to report broken street lights, potholes (where to begin?), and other civil infrastructure issues from their smartphones, Ann Arbor officials have had their hands full addressing hundreds of reports. The app allows users to locate the problem on an interactive map, identify the issue using a dropdown menu of preset categories, and request a course of action. Uploading a photo also helps officials pinpoint and resolve the problem.
The beautiful thing about the kinds of songs that Tanager make are how layered they are… These are guitars that envelop you, drums that pull you, melodic phrases that levitate you (and no, I’m not on drugs as I write this)… Those ethereal traits have always distinguished a Tanager song, a hybrid of coarse distortion
It is heartrending to see that message, reverberated through the past and into the present. Cynics may be tempted to ask, “Have we really made any progress?”. Yet, above the calls of protest and activism, the gallery is also filled with silence, waiting for the viewer’s response to the question, “Will you change it?”
Flint’s story is essential to the film because it illustrates the power of greed and why corporate money has no place in government. Macroeconomics 101 tells us that corporations are beholden to one thing—their stockholders. Humans do not enter into this equation. How can you have a democracy for the people when corporate money runs the government? You can’t.
Following Dr. John Harvey Kellogg, a prodigious doctor whose ecstasy over medicine overshadowed his regard for those closest to him, and his striving younger brother W.K., who toiled unappreciated under his brother before setting off on his own to great fame and success.