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You Kill Me: Why I Don't Want to Live Around People With Guns

Brandt Goldstein | Posted 02.22.2013 | Politics
Brandt Goldstein

I simply don't want to argue anymore with people who genuinely believe that cheap, easy access to guns makes us safer, when for decades the U.S. has suffered from more gun violence than any other western industrialized nation.

William McGuinness

A Few Of Our Favorite Things: Ann Arbor Edition | William McGuinness | Posted 12.19.2012 | College

What's more fun than a college town, a place that's dependent on the local university and looks to it for life while entertaining students who need to...

What Makes Airbnb Special

Christine Negroni | Posted 11.24.2012 | Travel
Christine Negroni

I've stayed nine times in the private homes of Airbnb hosts and in fact have become an Airbnb host myself. I could go on and on about why I love calling someone else's place my home for a night or two, but let these stories of a few of my actual experiences tell the tale.

Rust Belt Bar.. Detroit Positive Doc.. Illegal Panhandling.. Strays Euthanasia Rate.. Veggie Delight

Rana Florida | Posted 10.27.2012 | Detroit
Rana Florida

Yes, Detroit has a lot of things that aren't in its favor. But there's so much more positive than negative, from great universities and walkable neighborhoods, to cultural and natural amenities, the city and surrounding region have a lot to offer.

Why The NHL Can Cancel Winter Classic 2013 At Michigan Stadium

New York Times | Posted 08.13.2012 | Detroit

The N.H.L. can cancel the Jan. 1 Winter Classic at 115,000-seat Michigan Stadium as late as Jan. 1, the day of the game, because of a work stoppage ...

NYT in Ann Arbor: Marriage Is America's New Class Indicator

New York Times | jason DeParle | Posted 07.16.2012 | Detroit

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Jessica Schairer has so much in common with her boss, Chris Faulkner, that a visitor to the day care center they run might get th...

John Dingell Calls Dem Opponents 'Ignorant' and Sets Off a Firestorm

Patricia Lesko | Posted 09.09.2012 | Politics
Patricia Lesko

Dingell, who's running for re-election to the seat in Michigan's newly drawn 12th Congressional District, set off a firestorm when he was quoted as saying: "I never thought ignorance or inexperience was a qualification for running for office."

Detroit Summer Song: Fawn Releases 'Coastlines' Tonight At Loving Touch

Posted 06.14.2012 | Detroit

You may not have seen Fawn perform -- but if you're into Detroit rock & roll, chances are you've heard from their members before. The Detroit musi...

WATCH: 7 Unusual Summer Breaks In The States

Tripfilms | Posted 08.04.2012 | Travel

We've selected seven spots from around the U.S. that will offer you that much needed break and a unique experience to boot.

Black Bananas Bring Their Rad Times Rock 'N' Roll to Ann Arbor

Kelly Frazier | Posted 07.17.2012 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

After releasing three albums under the name RTX, Black Bananas emerges as the new adaptation of the band. Without swaying too far from their roots, new ideas forced the band to take their style of radical rock 'n' roll up a few notches.

WATCH: The Must-see Movies At Ann Arbor Film Fest

Posted 03.27.2012 | Detroit

The circus is coming to town! That is, if by circus you mean film festival, and by town you mean Michigan's little-big city, Ann Arbor. The six-da...

Wunderkind of Electronic Music Porter Robinson Brings His Spitfire Rhythms to Ann Arbor

Kelly Frazier | Posted 05.27.2012 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

At 19, Porter Robinson has already placed himself on the fast track for a long stay in the music business. With the help of some heavyweights like Deadmau5, Robinson has already gained critical acclaim in the dance community.

There's A Hot Tub On A College's Roof - Whodunit?

AP | Posted 02.25.2012 | Weird News

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Officials are puzzled over a mysterious hot tub that was installed – and then removed – from the roof of a building on...

Joy Resmovits

Can Obama Make College Affordable? | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.28.2012 | Detroit

If the Obama administration has trotted out one trusty example to symbolize the plight of the middle class, it's college graduates drowning in debt. O...

Top Ten College Towns For Retirees

Posted 12.15.2011 | Fifty

For more than a decade, retired Americans that are flocking to the culture and arts scenes and state-of-the-art medical facilities offered by college ...

David Sands

Ann Arbor Film Fest Takes Detroit Underground | David Sands | Posted 11.21.2011 | Detroit

Local fans of contemporary cinema will have the opportunity to get an eyeful of experimental celluloid this Saturday, when the Ann Arbor Film Festival...

Paul Needham

Is This The Next Michigan? | Paul Needham | Posted 12.14.2011 | Business

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- When Rich Sheridan lost his job in the dot-com bubble about a decade ago and decided to start his own company, he had some trouble...

Five Reasons Why Borders Went Out Of Business

TIME | Josh Sanburn | Posted 09.20.2011 | Business

Forty years ago, when Borders opened its first store in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the book industry was a different place. But for years, Borders acted lik...

Borders Puts Itself Up For Sale To Private Equity Firm

AP | By MAE ANDERSON | Posted 08.31.2011 | Business

-- Borders Group Inc. said late Thursday it agreed to sell itself to private investment firm Najafi Cos. for $215 million and is seeking court approv...

WATCH: Disabled Student Walks Publicly For First Time At Graduation

Posted 08.06.2011 | Education

High School graduation is typically thought of as the first step in a long journey. For one student, that step was literal. Angeline LeVasseur walke...

Fire! Call 911. Then Wait. Wait More.

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 07.16.2011 | Los Angeles
Alan W. Silberberg

From tiny Ann Arbor, Michigan to LA, firefighters are under attack from the budget knife. This has already led to several fires that burned far longer and where people have been hurt or killed.

See Audubon's Birds of America for Free in Ann Arbor

Pam Grout | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Pam Grout

Art dealer Michael Tollemache bought John James Audubon's 435-bird "picture book," Birds of America at a Sotheby's auction last week for $10.2 million. He could have seen it free in Ann Arbor.

A Welcome Feeling at the University of Michigan Spectrum Center

Maureen Price Tillman | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Maureen Price Tillman

The University of Michigan Spectrum Center is committed to enriching the campus experience with sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression as their framework.

Tent City Interview at Camp Take Notice

Mark Horvath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Mark Horvath

These people should not have to live homeless like this. Point blank: the only reason tent cities exist in the first place is because the shelter system is broken.

CALPIRG's Critical Role in the Campaign for Public Transportation in LA

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

CALPIRG is working with Metro, Move LA, and a host of businesses and civic, environmental and labor groups to help LA expand its public transportation system.