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We Will Always Miss the Old New York

May 17, 2013

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“There’s no such thing as street photography.”[1]– celebrated street photographer Garry Winogrand Artists often refuse to acknowledge their output as art, so this sentiment, while paradoxical, is perhaps forgivable, until you actually look at Garry Winogrand’s photographs of the New York City streets. Each photograph is a powerful expression, too affecting and too curious not to […]

Why We Rebuild: Seeking Place and Community After the 1991 East Bay Hills Fire

May 16, 2013

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In 1991, a devastating wildfire swept through the East Bay Hills of Oakland and Berkeley, California, claiming twenty-five lives and 3,000 homes.[1] The Diablo winds, a hot, dry wind pattern that caused several disastrous wildfires in the same region throughout the 20th century, were again the source of this blaze. The fire caused $2.7 Billion […]

The Accidental Journalists

May 16, 2013

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As someone who spends a lot of time consuming information in forms that didn’t exist fifteen years ago, then thinking about how crazy that is, my friends Amos and Jenna loom large in my brain. They are both journalists, both very good writers, and most of their pieces are found online. As a kid, I […]

The Kempf House: Analyzing the History of a Musical Landscape

May 16, 2013

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The United States Department of the Interior placed the Kempf House Museum, at 312 S. Division Street in Ann Arbor, on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. Built in 1853, its original owner was Henry Dewitt Bennett, who worked as the Ann Arbor postmaster before becoming steward and secretary of the University of […]

A Long and Winding Road Back to the University

May 15, 2013

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I had achieved my lifelong dream: to play music for people in a different city every night. But it was a huge risk to give this a shot, and it was starting to feel like it hadn’t been worth it. I was happy to be a piece of the band’s success, but that success wasn’t […]