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Starring Ron Asheton: A rundown of The Stooges' ax maniac acting in horror films

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 2:15pm by christopherporter

Ron Asheton

Destroy All Monsters: Rocker Ron Asheton (left) meets horror-movie actor Ron Asheton in Mosquito (top right) and Wendigo (bottom right).

July 17 is Ron Asheton’s birthday. He died in 2009 at the age of 60, but not before he and the band he helped make famous had one last run when The Stooges reformed in 2003.

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Nevertheless Film Festival persists to show that female-identifying moviemakers are making great cinema

Mon, 07/08/2019 - 2:30pm by christopherporter

Nevertheless Film Festival director Meredith Finch

Meredith Finch, founder and director of the Nevertheless Film Festival.

The film industry does not celebrate women as it should.

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Pulp Bits: A Roundup of Washtenaw County Arts & Culture Stories, Songs & Videos

Wed, 07/03/2019 - 3:15pm by christopherporter

Christopher Jemison of Strange Flavors playing Fuzz Fest 6 at The Bling Pig. Photo by Chuck Marshall/Life in Michigan.

Christopher Jemison of Strange Flavors playing Fuzz Fest 6 at The Bling Pig. Photo by Chuck Marshall/Life in Michigan

A round-up of arts and culture stories featuring people, places, and things in Washtenaw County, whether they're just passing through or Townies for life. Coverage includes music, visual art, film & video, theater & dance, written word, and Pulp life (food, fairs, and more). If you're reading this in the future and a story link is dead, look up the URL on web.archive.org; we've cached every post there.

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Pulp Bits: A Roundup of Washtenaw County Arts & Culture Stories, Songs & Videos

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 1:45pm by christopherporter

Pulp logs

Photo by Ashley Cooper/Corbis

A round-up of arts and culture stories featuring people, places, and things in Washtenaw County, whether they're just passing through or Townies for life. Coverage includes music, visual art, film & video, theater & dance, written word, and Pulp life (food, fairs, and more). If you're reading this in the future and a story link is dead, look up the URL on web.archive.org; we've cached every post there.

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Pulp Bits: A Roundup of Washtenaw County Arts & Culture Stories, Songs & Videos

Fri, 05/31/2019 - 2:30pm by christopherporter

Pulp Bits, Common People

A round-up of arts and culture stories featuring people, places, and things in Washtenaw County, whether they're just passing through or Townies for life. Coverage includes music, visual art, film & video, theater & dance, written word, and Pulp life (food, fairs, and more). If you're reading this in the future and a story link is dead, look up the URL on web.archive.org; we've cached every post there.

Featuring a new mix of Ghostly music by Shigeto and Charles Trees to celebrate the Ann Arbor-launched label's 20th year, the NSFW debut video by Ypsi rap duo Guttatown, the EMU-graduates-made fantasy film "Pandora's Wish," and much more.

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Pulp Bits: A Roundup of Washtenaw County Arts & Culture Stories, Songs & Videos

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 12:00pm by christopherporter

Pulp Bits

Photo collage used Eck Stanger's photo "McOmber/Ullman Wedding - June 30, 1945" from The Ann Arbor News and Pulp's album cover for Different Class.

A round-up of arts and culture stories featuring people, places, and things in Washtenaw County, whether they're just passing through or Townies for life. Coverage includes music, visual art, film & video, theater & dance, written word, and Pulp life (food, fairs, and more). 

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Pulp Bits: A Roundup of Washtenaw County Arts & Culture Stories

Fri, 05/03/2019 - 7:45pm by christopherporter

Pulp Bits

A round-up of arts and culture stories featuring people, places, and things in Washtenaw County, whether they're just passing through or Townies for life. Coverage includes music, visual art, film & video, theater & dance, written word, and Pulp life (food, fairs, and more). Sources this time are:

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Distilling the Process: Ann Arbor creatives R.J. Fox and Heidi Philipsen are working to bring "Love & Vodka" to the big screen

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 12:00pm by christopherporter

Love and Vodka

R.J. Fox doesn’t wait around for something to happen -- the Ann Arbor author goes out and creates his own opportunities.

Filmmaker Heidi Philipsen likewise makes things happen for herself. So perhaps it is kismet that these two talented and hardworking artists found each other and are making art together as they turn Fox’s book Love & Vodka into an independent film. 

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57th Ann Arbor Film Festival: Take a Ride on These Trailers

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 1:00pm by christopherporter

57th Ann Arbor Film Fest preview

A photo of the Michigan Theater from the first Ann Arbor Film Festival in 1963. Repository: Bentley Historical Library.

When I'm interested in a new film, the first thing I do is watch the trailer. I don't read about the trailer. I rarely even read about the film. I just want to see for myself what's being offered and make a decision based on what I've viewed.

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57th Ann Arbor Film Festival: Trailers for Tuesday, March 26 screenings

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 12:59pm by christopherporter

Still from Melissa Airy's The Stories Within

Still from Melissa Airy's The Stories Within.

TUESDAY, MARCH 26 TRAILERS & EVENT LISTINGS
OPENING NIGHT: