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

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.


➥ "Joe Hertler and the Rainbow Seekers forge a sturdy foundation through songs" [Current, May 30]
➥ "Iggy Pop to release new book ‘Til Wrong Feels Right, coinciding with the 50th anniversary of The Stooges' debut album" [Consequence of Sound, May 29]
➥ "Indie rockers JR JR go their own way after breaking up with Warner Bros." [Metro Times, May 29]
➥ "Annie Bacon opens doors to empathy through music" [Current, May 29]
➥ "YpsiArboroo 8: Four days, two cities, eight venues" [Current, May 29]
➥ "creative:impact - Preserving And Sharing The Legacy Of Ragtime Music" [WEMU, May 28]
➥ "Hear the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra for free June 8" [MLive, May 28]
➥ "At Movement, Ghostly International label celebrates two decades of electronic sounds" [Detroit Free Press, May 25]
➥ "Saline Fiddlers celebrate 25th anniversary with performance with Ricky Skaggs" [MLive, May 24]
➥ "Art & Soul: The Performing Arts - Ann Arbor Summer Festival Mainstage Preview" [WEMU, May 23]
➥ "How Hippies Turned a College Town into 'The Dope Capital of the Midwest'" [Vice, May 22]
➥ "Pure Sounds of Michigan" [michigan.org, May 2019]


➥ "Town hall focuses on integrating arts, humanities and STEMM" [The University Record, May 29]
➥ "2.8 Million To Support U of M Museum of Art" [detroit.cbslocal.com, May 29]
➥ "Art Around Saline Selections Announced" [The Saline Post, May 22]
➥ "creative:impact - The Artistic And Rich Humanity Of The Incarcerated" [WEMU, May 21]
➥ "Stamps professor uses art to address human rights and global culture" [The University Record, May 20]
➥ "Ann Arbor strikes $35K deal with artist to save Canoe Fan sculpture" [All About Ann Arbor, May 16]


➥ "Cinema Chat: News Out Of Cannes, 'Rocketman,' 'Godzilla: King Of The Monsters,' And More" [WEMU, May 30]
➥ "Ann Arbor Tonight, episode 17: Former American football quarterback John Wangler, musical guest and accomplished artist Demetrios "Jim" Michos, and a stand up performance by comedian Khurum Sheikh" [Ann Arbor Tonight, May 29]
➥ "'Pandora's Wish' (Fantasy Short Film) - Made by Eastern Michigan University Alumni Filmmakers" [Reddit, May 24]
➥ "FYI 895: Interview with Loretta Grimes & Lisa Coveney on Redbud’s Production of The Herd, Water Treatment Plant Open House & Motawi Tileworks" [CTV, May 24]
➥ "Cinema Chat: Cinetopia Recap, 'The Biggest Little Farm,' 'Aladdin,' And More" [WEMU, May 23]


➥ "ICYMI: TheaterTalk on Michigan Radio" [Encore Michigan, May 31]
➥ "Highland Dance Competition celebrates 11th anniversary" [The Saline Post, May 29]
➥ "Kill Move Paradise" [Detroit Performs, May 28] 
➥ "Black afterlives matter in ‘Kill Move Paradise’" [Encore Michigan, May 25]


➥ "Natural, unnatural language processing with Franny Choi’s ‘Soft Science’" [The Michigan Daily, May 22]


➥ "Drag-focused show aims to increase queer viability, kick off Pride month" [MLive, May 31]
➥ "June 6 Sounds & Sights kicks off Thursday nights with stellar music lineup & new sculpture exhibition" [The Sun Times News, May 30]
➥ "Two Major Foodie Events Happening Soon In Ann Arbor: Taste Of Ann Arbor & Restaurant Week" [WEMU, May 30]
➥ "Camp Bacon is real and happening in Ann Arbor" [MLive, May 30]
➥ "Headlining performers get ready for Saturday's African American Downtown Festival in Ann Arbor" [All About Ann Arbor, May 30]
➥ "This annual festival in Ann Arbor pays homage to bacon" [Detroit Free Press, May 29]
➥ "Treat yourself with Ann Arbor foodie Instagram, smallgirl.fatappetite" [All About Ann Arbor, May 29]
➥ "‘I feel like a superhero,’ Ann Arbor roller derby jammer says of sport" [MLive, May 29]
➥ "A2 Tech Trek, We’re Ready for Ya!" [Ann Arbor Spark, May 29]
➥ "Explore Ann Arbor gardens during 29th annual walk" [MLive, May 27]
➥ "U-M Museum Of Natural History’s New Mural Tells The Story Of The Huron River Watershed" [We Love Ann Arbor, May 23]
➥ "Vertex Coffee Roasters to bring innovative flash-chilled brews, flights to Ann Arbor coffee scene" [All About Ann Arbor, May 20]
➥ "Taste of Ann Arbor returns to downtown Ann Arbor June 2" [All About Ann Arbor, May 20]
➥ "The Treeline, at Last: How an improbable sale set the stage for a west-side pathway" [Ann Arbor Observer, May 2019]
➥ "Ann Arbor Tragedies: Dave Talor's history page took on a life of its own" [Ann Arbor Observer, May 2019]
➥ "Calling Geeks Of All Ages: The New Interactive Tech Of The Ann Arbor Hands On Museum" [Chronicle Press, April 28]

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

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