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

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). 

Featuring new music by The Kelseys and Stef Chura, plus a short film about sleeping in various public spots in Ann Arbor at 5 am, and much more.


➥ "Manchester Underground Music and Art with Jim Roll" [Life in Michigan, May 16]
➥ "UMS Choral Union Announces Summer Sings 2019" [We Love Ann Arbor, May 14]
➥ "Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra leader to retire after 25 years at the helm" [Crain's Detroit Business, May 14]
➥ "Inaugural TREEVERB Music Festival Is Honored To Select Ann Arbor Art Center As Beneficiary" [We Love Ann Arbor, May 10]
➥ "Profile: U-M Professor/Artist Sherri Smith Connects Math And Art" [We Love Ann Arbor, May 9]
➥ "Totally Awesome Fest celebrates 15 years of free, spontaneous art in Ypsi" [Concentrate, May 8]
➥ "#OTGYpsi: 'Totally Awesome Fest' Brings Local Artists, Music, And Pancakes Together" [WEMU, May 8]
➥ "Aron Kaufman: Dreamy Latin grooves" [Ann Arbor Observer, May 2019]
➥ "Ifetayo Ali-Landing: Young, gifted, and black" [Ann Arbor Observer, May 2019]
➥ "The Blue LLama: Full-time jazz on Main Street" [Ann Arbor Observer, May 2019]


➥ "Artist Mary Mattingly to install interactive art piece at Ann Arbor Summer Festival" [All About Ann Arbor, May 16]
➥ "Tisch gift strengthens UMMA exhibitions, names central gallery" [The University Record, May 16]
➥ "Art & Soul - The Visual Arts: Artists At The Community Development Table" [WEMU, May 9]


➥ "Cinema Chat: Latest On Cinetopia, 'Red Joan,' 'John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum,' And More" [WEMU, May 16]
➥ "Cinetopia is Off to a Brilliant Start at the Michigan Theater" [Current, May 13]


➥ "Michigan premiere of James Ijames’ play opens May 24" [Encore Michigan, May 16]
➥ "Schematic design approved for new dance building" [The University Record, May 16]
➥ "Podcast: TheatreTalk expands to bi-weekly podcast" [Encore Michigan, May 10]
➥ "Adrian Diffey to perform ‘Brexit’ at TheatreNOVA" [Encore Michigan, May 9]


➥ "An interview with What's Left Ypsi on the occasion of their launch party" [Damn Arbor, May 17]
➥ "Art & Soul: The Art Of Well Being - Local Magazine Intends To Have Positive Impact On Our Community" [WEMU, May 16]
➥ "Anthony Marra: The big questions" [Ann Arbor Observer, May 2019]
➥ "Franny Choi: Name the impossible" [Ann Arbor Observer, May 2019]


➥ "Ann Arbor District Library's Taste & Tell series to launch with whiskey-themed event at MASH" [All About Ann Arbor, May 16]
➥ "Edelbrau: Ann Arbor brewery pays homage to historic, international beers" [All About Ann Arbor, May 16]
➥ "Ann Arbor group launches video showing vision for Treeline trail" [MLive, May 16]
➥ "Ann Arbor Skatepark to celebrate five years with ‘Light Up the Park’ event" [MLive, May 16]
➥ "Issues Of The Environment: A2 Summer Festival Sets 2020 Zero-Waste Goal" [WEMU, May 15]
➥ "Ypsi Food Fight enlists local "food system champions" for charity cooking competition" [Concentrate, May 15]
➥ "Wolfpack Cruiserz create family-friendly cycling community" [Concentrate, May 15]
➥ "creative:impact - Crafting A Happier And Sustainable Future At The Michigan Folk School" [WEMU, May 14]
➥ "Ann Arbor Roller Derby to kick off home season with back to back games Saturday" [All About Ann Arbor, May 14]
➥ "'Today is the history of 50 years from now': A look inside Ann Arbor District Library's archives" [All About Ann Arbor, May 10]
➥ "Families of our own making: An interview with drag mother-daughter duo Ariana Grindr and Daya Bee-Dee" [The Michigan Daily, May 8]
➥ "Upstairs Downstairs: Better booze at Lo Fi and Nightcap" [Ann Arbor Observer, May 2019]
➥ "Misha Tuesday: Mystic Nights" [Ann Arbor Observer, May 2019]
➥ "2019 Patio Guide" [Current, April 30]
➥ "BarStar Buys the Aut Bar: Passing the gay-bar torch" [Ann Arbor Observer, April 2019]

Christopher Porter is a library technician and the editor of Pulp.

Did we miss a Washtenaw County-linked arts and culture story? Let us know about it at pulp@aadl.org.