All posts by Jeff McGinnis

“The most famous illegal immigrant” to speak

Pulitzer-Prize-winning journalist, author and “the most famous illegal immigrant in America,” Jose Antonio Vargas will come to Ann Arbor as part of the Washtenaw Reads program to discuss his new book, Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen. The memoir about his life and career focuses on how he came to live in and think

Joy to the World

One of the most recognizable cookbooks, The Joy of Cooking, has been in print for over 85 years, originally written by homemaker Irma S. Rombauer, and continuously revised and updated over the years. Celebrate the 2019 edition as two of the authors— Rombauer’s great-grandson John Becker and his wife Megan Scott — discuss the latest

Ann Arbor sites approved for development

Further addressing the demand for affordable residential housing, the Ann Arbor City Council passed resolutions instructing the Ann Arbor Housing Commission to work on developing affordable housing at nine different city-owned properties. As a result, two specific properties on Catherine St. and N Ashley St. received a green light to immediately begin the development process.

City Council adopts new affordable housing incentives

New incentives, aimed at increasing the amount of affordable housing in the area, have been approved by Ann Arbor City Council. During a meeting on November 4, the Council voted 11-0 to change zoning premiums, allowing developers incentives based on the number of affordable residential housing units included in developments. The incentives address an Ann

Stunning show looks at digital Believers

What turns young men, viewing pages on the internet, into radical soldiers ready to terrorize people they’ve never met? That question is at the heart of the fascinating docu-play The Believers Are But Brothers, which begins a four-day run at the Arthur Miller Theater on January 22. A multimedia tour-de-force, down to messages sent to

Conservation District speaker will have guests buzzing

The Washtenaw County Conservation District’s 72nd annual meeting will feature a speech with a little sting as Gabriela Quinlan, a PhD candidate at Michigan State University, discusses Michigan’s Native Bees at a forum to review the Conservation District’s annual report, awards and more. For more info, contact Megan DeLeeuw at 734-761-6721, ext. 5, or email megan.deleeuw@macd.org