All posts by Jeff McGinnis

Washtenaw declares a climate emergency

The Board of Commissioners of Washtenaw County unanimously passed a declaration of climate emergency on September 18. The resolution calls for efforts to limit greenhouse gas emissions in the area, aiming to end emissions in the county entirely no later than 2035, as well as calling upon the state and federal governments to also declare

Cruelty-Free Cuisine Class

Who says you have to skimp on the flavor if you’re eating vegetarian? Not the folks at Fustini’s, who will be hosting an interactive class on November 29 about meat-free dishes made with their fine assortment of oils and vinegars. Chef Nikolas Bardt will be guiding attendees through the creation of dishes such as Roasted

Performance art pioneer Suzanne Lacy

Some of the earliest examples of politically pointed and engaging performance art pieces came from the mind of Suzanne Lacy, whose work has engaged viewers with issues of feminism and gender for over 40 years. Lacy will appear on November 14 as part of the University of Michigan’s Penny W. Stamps Distinguished Speakers series. Utilizing

U-M Solar Car Team

It was another successful year for the University of Michigan Solar Car Team at the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, held in the Australian outback this past October. Their entrant, Electrum, completed the 1,800 mile, 5-day race with an impressive third-place finish, becoming the only American team whose car successfully finished the race. Electrum overcame high

Take a breath and Wine Down on Wednesdays

You’ve made it over the hump and survived through Wednesday. Why not celebrate your triumph with a movie and a lovely glass of vino? Look no further than Wine-Down Wednesdays at the State Theatre in Ann Arbor. Every Wednesday all wines on sale at State Theatre are priced at 50% off. See such interesting fare