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Ann Arbor's Hash Bash marked its 46th annual celebration of cannabis culture, with public smoking, no arrests and an activist call to arms to get a legalization ... In a similar spirit, the Bash's current lead organizer Mark Passerini, co-founder of Ann Arbor's Om of Medicine cannabis dispensary, told news ...
ANN ARBOR - Earlier this year, Ace Hardware Corporation named Ace Barnes Hardware on 2105 W Stadium Blvd. a 2018 "Coolest Hardware Store." Stores were chosen, "based on how each Ace store differentiates its product offerings, services and culture to meet the needs of the community." "There ...

Since then, people who support legalization have gathered in Ann Arbor to celebrate weed culture. Nowadays, famous athletes, celebrities and prominent marijuana activists are in attendance. Hash Bash even rents out the entire Wyndham Garden Hotel & Hampton Inn for the epic Hash Bash cup. Not ...
On the first day that Michael Gustafson and his wife Hilary opened Literati Bookstore in the heart of downtown Ann Arbor, something possessed him to place a typewriter on a table for anyone to use. That was in the spring of 2013. Since then, Gustafson's "public typewriter experiment" has yielded a ...
ANN ARBOR - On April 18, Concordia University Ann Arbor professors at the Haab School of Business will lead a session that will focus on the issue of how young boys in America are being raised. Titled "The Man Up Problem: A Harmful Approach to Raising Young Men," it will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. ...
ANN ARBOR, MI - Software development company Nexient is looking to hire hundreds of new employees for its Pittsfield Township location near Ann Arbor, with help from a ... Nexient also has a work culture she appreciates, from a teamwork mentality to a diverse workplace that makes her feel at home. Silicon
Calling the pay phone a "seminal cultural hub," Anderson notes that phones, especially pay phones, were a "key part of hacker history." "The origins of ... A grant from the Ann Arbor Awesome Foundation connected all the pieces, and the Futel phone on Pearl Street became operational in early March.
Julia decided to take a gap year before starting school at the University, and while meeting with a voice teacher in Ann Arbor over the summer for a vocal lesson, she met up with Statman. She said acknowledging her addiction was crucial to her steps towards assistance. “I know people say, 'I'm a person in ...
After completing several courses at Ann Arbor's Michigan Language Center (MLC), she's preparing to study pharmacy at Eastern Michigan University. .... during a lesson in business culture, the center hosted a simulated networking event for students at Good Time Charley's, 1140 S. University in Ann Arbor.
Simon Plouffe's “Those Who Come, Will Hear,” which premiered at the Ann Arbor Film Festival last week, finds speakers of Inuit languages near death in ... While there are similarities that have emerged between the cultures of indigenous people and Europeans after years of cultural exchange, Plouffe does ...
The organizers of a marijuana rally in Ann Arbor hope this year's event will be the last before cannabis is legalized in Michigan. The 47th annual Hash Bash will be held next month at the University of Michigan, The Ann Arbor News reported. Politicians, professional athletes and legalization activists will ...
Michigan is full of many inviting cities to call home, and if you're still on the hunt for the perfect community, consider the smart, culturally-vibrant city of Ann Arbor. Ann Arbor is consistently ranked as one of the best places to live because of its seamless blend of world-class educational opportunities, culture ...
When people of privilege are able to see glimpses of themselves in the narrative of persecuted people, we may find that society takes leaps forward in inclusion and tolerance of many, different cultures,” they said. This really plays into the importance of doing this kind of theatre, which seeks to start a ...
As it pertains to Ann Arbor, Dwyer mentioned vinyl's resurgence has not been as dramatic because records never really died out in the first place. A hip college town, Ann Arbor has always hosted students and non-students eager to experience the listening culture of yesteryear. With that said, there was a ...
Chinese students set for cultural performance ... As a part of a cultural exchange, a group of five faculty members and eight students from Yanshan University in China will perform at BGSU and other northwest Ohio ... Both events are at the Kerrytown Concert House, 415 N. Fourth Ave., Ann Arbor. For more ...
With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, DAVID SEDARIS has become one of America's preeminent humor writers. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms & political correctness proves that Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the ...

Ann Arbor's Pioneer High School team was the runner-up. "I think our team made it to the finals in part because they are "generous listeners," said Wayne Memorial Coach David Kangas, in a press release. "Often listening in our cultural discourse can become an act of confirming what we already know ...
The festival includes a variety of food and performances representing cultures from around the world, and students from Ann Arbor, Troy, Saline, Dexter, Southfield, Farmington, Ypsilanti and Novi will participate this year. "The youth today stand for multicultural, peaceful and an egalitarian society," said Riya ...
ANN ARBOR, MI - Ann Arbor native and finalist of NBC's "The Voice" Laith Al-Saadi faces multiple drug charges after being pulled over and arrested in Gaylord two weeks ago. Al-Saadi, 40, was pulled over by Michigan State Police about 6:30 p.m. Feb. 11 in Otsego County's Gaylord for an expired license ...
Laura Checkoway just finished a film that is now being nominated for an Oscar. She's the director, producer, and editor of a film called Edith+Eddie. It's up for Best Documentary (Short Subject). She is from Ann Arbor. Checkoway joined Stateside to discuss how she learned about Edith and Eddie, who at 96 ...
Both the police and fire departments in Ann Arbor are now confronting the issue of diversity within their ranks. ... "It's important that we have cultural competency in the department and that we know what the diversity is that we're serving," Taylor said of the importance of diversity in the AAFD. "If we're on a ...
ANN ARBOR, MI - Ann Arbor is considering ways to reduce traffic speeds to make city streets safer for people, including pedestrians and cyclists who are ... Instead, the report recommends a combination of speed changes, road design changes, cultural changes, increased traffic enforcement, changing the ...
The Riverfolk Music and Art Organization (RMAO) started the series through an opportunity with the Ann Arbor Community Foundation; they were looking for ideas that would help stimulate the economy of some smaller towns in Washtenaw County. The RMAO submitted the idea for the concert series that ...
ANN ARBOR, MI - Ashley Spaulding says she had such a traumatic experience trying to prove the first time she was raped as a college freshman, she didn't ... "I think we know it as an individual issue, and we're starting to understand it as a cultural issue and this is actually going to take culture change.".
It aims to give visitors to Tree Town a glimpse into the city's rich culture, history and cuisine. Founder and chief eating officer, Aniruddh Gala, became interested in food tours when he and his wife attended one in Montreal two years ago. "We didn't know what to expect," he said. "We had a blast. And the ... Ann Arbor
DETROIT (AP) -- Several cultural institutions have partnered to form the Michigan Alliance for Cultural Accessibility . ... Orchestra, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, the Arab American National Museum, the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House and the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.
“We need these foods to maintain our sense of self and to preserve our sense of culture and tradition,” said Bernardo. “Because they feed us in ways that ordinary food can't. There's an aspect around being nourished by one's own cultural traditions and foodways.” Bernardo came to understand the ...
ANN ARBOR, MI - Ann Arbor native and finalist of NBC's "The Voice" Laith Al-Saadi faces multiple drug charges after being pulled over and arrested in Gaylord two weeks ago. Al-Saadi, 40, was pulled over by Michigan State Police about 6:30 p.m. Feb. 11 in Otsego County's Gaylord for an expired license ...
Laura Checkoway just finished a film that is now being nominated for an Oscar. She's the director, producer, and editor of a film called Edith+Eddie. It's up for Best Documentary (Short Subject). She is from Ann Arbor. Checkoway joined Stateside to discuss how she learned about Edith and Eddie, who at 96 ...
Both the police and fire departments in Ann Arbor are now confronting the issue of diversity within their ranks. ... "It's important that we have cultural competency in the department and that we know what the diversity is that we're serving," Taylor said of the importance of diversity in the AAFD. "If we're on a ...
The Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase has been around since 1984, and huge stars have performed on their stage: Tim Allen, Ellen DeGeneres, Drew Carey and more. Located ... He made some good points with these, making fun at the expense of his own Black culture or telling jokes directed at white people.
Cultural significance of 'Black Panther' shines through at premiere. Posted February 17, 2018 at ... "It's also seeing that the directors and the producers were also black and other people of color and also representing different African cultures and countries, it's so amazing to me." Black Panther Screening ...
Things are warming up in Ann Arbor, but unfortunately that also means many puddles when walking from one location to the next. But we're not ... Against a background of a long drawn-out war and a counter-culture of free love, cross-dressing and pastoral lyricism, the 1660s look a lot like the 1960s in this ...
As queer people, we face an increasing amount of political, social, cultural and economic marginalization — so the arts both allows us to process the world in ... One long-established focal point for Ann Arbor's queer community is Braun Court, a small, homey square of local businesses located in Kerrytown.
Spanish artist-designer Jaime Hayon was born in Madrid in 1974. From his very first collections, Hayon has been at the forefront of a new wave that blurs the lines between art, decoration and design, leading a renaissance in finely crafted, intricate objects within the context of contemporary design culture.
From left, Salena Dressell, 21, Riley Hafner, 19, and Kara Wolter, 27, pose for a photo at Panera Bread in Ann Arbor on Monday, February 5, 2018. All three women were diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a very rare childhood/young adult cancer of the bone, around the same time in 2017. Melanie Maxwell ...
ANN ARBOR, MI - The Ann Arbor City Council is on record voicing its support for creating a Community Policing Commission. The council ... "Doing the work on implicit bias, I see that racial biases and prejudices that have informed our cultural landscape, they've affected me, too. Taking the Harvard implicit ...
This is the duo's first SpringFest appearance, and Louis the Child was last in Ann Arbor in 2016 when they headlined a show at the Blind Pig. ... the day, and 2018's iteration will be a zero-waste event with environmentally-friendly food trucks and social activism showcases among the arts and culture events.
Educating ourselves about other cultures starts with food. With the amount of people in Ann Arbor from around the globe, we need to make sure that everyone can find a taste of home 20 minutes from their doorstep, rather than an hour away in Detroit. Food is an art that is not only central to the Latin culture, ...
ANN ARBOR, MI -- First graders dance, the sounds of thrilled children playing games echoes in the background and the smell of Chinese food fills the air. Walk into the Towsley Auditorium at Washtenaw Community College on Saturday night, Feb. 3, and you've found the annual Chinese New Years ...
Tom Beauvais, an Ann Arbor resident who has researched the history of Dexter, took this photo of a brick in the skew arch bridge over Main Street in Dexter. ... Any donations that exceed the cost of Pelham's sign will be used to support student activities leading to public displays on the historical, cultural and ...
Whether you're taking in a concert at The Ark or heading to a performance at Chelsea's Purple Rose Theatre, a bit of culture can go a long way to helping beat the winter blues. Do some homework on options around Ann Arbor area, like The Blind Pig or the Performance Network Theatre, for date nights and ...
... philosophy, and politics and explore capitalism's social, cultural, and financial imaginaries. This talk is in collaboration with Becoming Digital, a year-long project of the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning considering changes underway in architecture and visual culture caused by the ...
The University of Michigan: Ann Arbor's Zeta Beta Tau chapter has been revoked after a vote by the International Fraternity Headquarters on Jan. 9. ... “There is a culture problem not only among students of Greek life but significantly inside of Greek life having to do with the overuse of alcohol, which really ...
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's culture minister breathed a sigh of relief on Tuesday that her country's contender had failed to land an Oscar nomination for best foreign language film - despite not ... The United States already withdrew last year from UN cultural organization UNESCO, citing anti-Israel bias.
High Stakes Culture: What Does it Mean to Take a Knee? - What is at stake in the ways we understand culture and cultural conflict? High Stakes Culture is a new series presented by the Institute for the Humanities and the Humanities Collaboratory, that brings humanities perspectives to bear on current ...
ANN ARBOR, MI - The inaugural A2 Tech Film Showcase premieres Friday at Ann Arbor's Michigan Theater, with eight films directed by women and minorities ... or people of color or would feature women and people of color in the short films, with a theme of technology and its impact on society and culture.
The feature film "All or Nothin,'" features scenes shot in Washtenaw County. The film, which dramatizes one of the largest recorded underground railroad escapes, is screening in Ann Arbor next month, with proceeds from the screenings benefiting the Ann Arbor African American Cultural and Historical ...
The White Stripes literally played their first show in the corridor while techno culture was also having a big moment. But the area was a creative hub for ... Cultural heyday: The mid-'60s through mid-'70s marked a period of intense counterculture activity in Ann Arbor. And as the hippie era waned, bands like ...


 

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