January 30 2013

. January 31, 2013.
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Family Farms

It's not a big secret that, for years, factory farms have been attempting to monopolize the food production market, with the goal of pushing family farms out of business — or, at the very least, making them think twice about expanding and competing. It's too cutthroat. The supply and demand is out of whack. And factory farms cut corners — keeping animals in cages, pumping them up with steroids and other hormones — that an honest farmer would never imagine, because of a sense of loyalty to the consumer. But, here, NPR puts an interesting spin on the story, analyzing the business plan of the average family farm and how they can survive the future by being more savvy.

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Creepy Crafts

Who doesn't like music memorabilia? But, now, with the Internet, we are fully aware of how obsessive and strange people can get. The music blog Stereogum created a new feature on odd crafts dedicated to musicians on the web. The latest is, fittingly, the 10 weirdest creations revolving around Prince.

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Weird Al Being Weird

This is the time of year us music junkies speculate on and spend way too much time thinking about who is going to perform at the major music festivals. Today Bonnaroo leaked, via a pretty creepy video, that Weird Al will be announcing the line-up in a YouTube video.

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Brandon Grafius Readying Release of Highways and Backroads

Highways and Backroads comes out May 31   Brandon Grafius is at the forefront of a new wave of folk revivalists, or maybe we should say folk preservationists? Really, Grafius has his own splendid signature laced through the rousing-yet-breezy arrangements on Highways and Backroads, a full-length album he’ll be releasing at the end of May. Grafius is

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Ani in Ann Arbor: A Look at 6 of the Singer-Songwriter’s A2 Shows

Photos from the archive show Ani DiFranco through the years in Ann Arbor.