You can’t download Stephen King’s next book. Will that matter?
/ May 20, 2013 0 COMMENTS

I’m not sure what to think. I’m a longtime fan of Stephen King, ever since I read a copy of “The Stand” that I picked up at a friend’s house in Chicago nearly 30 years ago. It’s true King sometimes relies a bit too much on literary gimmicks that get on my nerves, but there’s…

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Anti-Arab discrimination carries the day in Dearborn
/ May 20, 2013 0 COMMENTS

Not the kind of story to give you confidence this will be a good week. Headed to the bank on I-75 listening to the Craig Fahle Show on WDET, one of the few remaining programs even remotely worth listening to on WDET anymore (in my humble opinion) and Craig is discussing the recently announced fact…

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Farrakhan and his plan for Detroit’s resurrection
/ May 19, 2013 1 COMMENTS

                My wife said, “The Minister is speaking at the Chapel on Friday.” In Detroit, where the Nation of Islam got its start more than a half century ago, where the labor movement got its start, and where radical politics has always felt more or less at home,…

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To torrent or not to torrent
/ May 17, 2013 0 COMMENTS

I remember when a friend of mine told me about this thing called torrents. He told me, essentially, that I could download just about anything for free, including movies and music. “Dude, you can get anything,” he said, smiling broadly. I figured this had to be too good to be true, but free means free, which…

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Another classic Metro Times column
/ May 16, 2013 0 COMMENTS

Going back in time to my “Free Your Mind” column-writing days at the Detroit Metro Times. From “The High Cost of Being Poor”, brought to you fresh from the MT archive. “This is one of those things most folks who’ve never had to experience economic hard times can never seem to understand. That’s not to…

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