C.Dzomb's awesome post yesterday on old Ann Arbor street names inspired me to do my own looking into the Making of Ann Arbor project. That's where I found this gem. I like the idea of summoning folks to Courthouse Square for an Indignation Meeting. Can we bring these back? Or at least have an annual reenactment of the historic Indignation Meeting of Dec. 20th 1849?
Friday, October 17, 2014
Thursday, October 16, 2014
|The predecessor to the Diag is labeled “Michigan State University;” State Street was called University Avenue.|
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Monday, October 13, 2014
The costly, months-long process of uprooting a 65-foot-tall, 250-year-old tree will culminate later this month as the University of Michigan has set a move day for the history burr oak at the Ross School of Business.
Officials announced today that the relocation of the tree is scheduled to take place Saturday, Oct. 25, weather permitting.
— mLive, U-M sets date for $400,000 transplantation of 200-year-old burr oak tree
The University produced this animation of the process:
This whole thing does seem to be moderately insane. But unlike vocal critics of this operation, I don't particularly care how the business school spends its donors’ money. I will just be very sad if this tree dies after the transplant, and indifferent if nothing bad happens.
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Friday, October 10, 2014
As for the show, which this new piece of mine will be a part of, I’ve been asked not to publicize it. All I can say is that, if you wonder around Ypsi this Saturday, and keep your eyes open, you should find us… And, once you find us, be sure to look down. There might be art beneath your feet.Nothing quite like writing about not publicizing events.
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Gentle readers, there are just 5 more chances to see the musical Ben Houston calls "A tour de force of medieval-themed slapstick comedy." Spamalot, which is also our very own EJ's professional theater debut, is playing at Dexter's Encore Theater tonight through Sunday. If you like Monty Python's Holy Grail and/or "British Humor" you will love this show.