January 30 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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DIYpsi Champions Local Artists (and here’s a PLAYLIST)

DIYpsi Aug 18 & Aug 19 at ABC Microbrewery I’ve detected an increasing amount of positive energy generating from the independent arts community of Ypsilanti over the last several years, grassroots efforts that stoke a sense of pride and celebration of the local culture scene, from First Fridays and Bona Sera, to the Threads All

Eighth Grade—Navigating Middle School Without Filters

If you missed Eighth Grade at Cinetopia, it’s finally officially playing this week at The State! Eighth Grade is this generation’s Sixteen Candles, Breakfast Club, and Welcome To The Dollhouse. If you’ve wondered what adolescence in the digital age is like, this movie’s strength is capturing Generation Z middle school life—while remaining universal.

August 2018—Biz Buzz

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The Mountain—’Spinning Dot Children’s Theater Company’ Premieres Play on Immigration

When performing plays, actors use props, costumes and set pieces to immerse themselves in the story. Spinning Dot Theatre repertory company members Aya Aziz and Forrest Hejkal, who star in the North American premiere of Chelsea Woolley’s two-hander, The Mountain, had extra help preparing to portray children on a playground; they did some of their