All posts by Grace Jensen

6 Fast Facts

What you need to know about legalized recreational marijuana in Michigan Michigan voters legalized the use of recreational marijuana in November 2018, and have since been patient as the program rolls out. Before you start picking up gummies and rollies, here are seven fast facts you need to know. 1. Recreational marijuana could be available

Westside Art Hop

Ann Arbor’s whole Westside neighborhood will be transformed into an art showcase this month, with local artists and up to 50 visiting artists displaying their goods in homes, on porches and in garages. Explore the historic neighborhood and shop all kinds of arts and crafts, from paintings to prints to glassware to fiber arts. Local

Budget Cuts to Washtenaw County Community Mental Health Administration

Facing a $10.3 million shortfall for the Community Mental Health budget that commissioners say is due to underfunding from the state, Washtenaw County will avoid cutting services by cutting $2.63 million from the general fund through decreasing employee compensation and employer medical benefit costs. A hiring freeze is already in place. Additional funding will be

Detroit Fall Beer Festival

The Michigan Brewers Guild will host one of the largest all-Michigan craft beer tastings at Detroit’s Eastern Market for the 11th year in a row. 120 of the state’s breweries will be present with nearly 1,000 beer choices. Sip a brew and enjoy a bite from the food stands while listening to the lineup of

Marika Hackman and Girl Friday at The Blind Pig

Marika Hackman is a 27-year-old British alternative singer-songwriter and musician. Her latest album, Any Human Friend, bluntly embraces her sexuality and reflects on “those quiet moments of reckoning with what it means to be alive, young, and cautiously enamored of it all” (Pitchfork). The Guardian gave it four stars and called it her “most accomplished

6th Annual Fast Food for Thought

Hosted by the University of Michigan Sustainable Food Systems Initiative, ten faculty members, from varied disciplines, come together to talk about food, agriculture and sustainability. Each speaker will give a five-minute presentation, followed by a reception with refreshments. Although the talks are quick, the topics are not. Learn about local food-related research and take a