March 20 2013

. March 20, 2013.

Kate Middleton's royal bun

Kate Middleton might be carrying the heir to the Enlgish royal throne, but she rides the subway (the Tube – as they say across the pond) just like everybody else. That's why we like her. She even bought a "baby on board" badge so she always has a seat on the train.  Read up

Ri-Ri smokin' doobies?

Rihanna got busted for pot at the border between Michigan and Canada! Inspectors smelled weed and then brought in the dogs. They found a "small amount" but Ri wasn't on the bus, so she's cool. Read up

UK says OK to test tube babies

Some interesting news out of London, the people have decided that it's OK for babies to be created with DNA from more than two people. I know what you're thinking, "who knew that was even possible???" Well – it is, and they're doing it. Apparently this technique prevents parents from passing potentially fatal genetic diseases to their kids. Isn't that nice? Read up

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Venue Spotlight: The Ann Arbor District Library

The Ann Arbor District Library’s staff observed the progressing spread of COVID-19 with a keen eye towards optimal safety measures. Like all libraries, it remained closed for the duration of the three-month period of Michigan’s shelter-at-home executive order, to curtail the spread of the virus. But Sherlonya Turner says that while their staff certainly considered

Venue Spotlight: Ziggy’s in Ypsi

While Ypsilanti’s beloved Ziggy’s isn’t quite ready to open, we talk to David Jeffries about the recent bit of good news about reopening when the timing’s right.

Venue Spotlight: Blind Pig, “We can never turn our back on local music”

There’s a solid likelihood one of your favorite bands stopped through this 400-capacity venue on 1st. St. on their way to their higher-tier status.  Nirvana was at the Blind Pig in 1989 (opening for the Flaming Lips). Pearl Jam and the Smashing Pumpkins came through on respective tours in 1991. A few other names to

Heather Mae Says ‘You’re Not Alone’ at Singing OUT!

Social justice songwriters Heather Mae and Crys Matthews take their 2020 tour online. Here’s one way to stay positive during these trying times.