Longway astronomy camp starts Feb. 2 for “young planetarians”
Jan16

Longway astronomy camp starts Feb. 2 for “young planetarians”

By Megan Ockert “Young planetarians”  bored by winter will have an opportunity starting in February to look up to the stars. Beginning Feb. 2,  Longway Planetarium, located on E. Kearsley Street, is hosting a Young Planetarians astronomy camp, available for kids in grades six through eight. The seven-week long camp is scheduled every Thursday from Feb. 2 to March 16 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., and costs $90 per student. The...

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ReCAST federal grant aims to address water crisis trauma, build resilience
Jan16

ReCAST federal grant aims to address water crisis trauma, build resilience

By Megan Ockert How can the city of Flint move from the community-wide trauma of the water crisis toward strengthened resilience? Coordinators of a grant from the federal government are proceeding to answer that question, and to do so,  they have a million dollars a year  to work with over the next five years. Last September the city, in partnership with the University of Michigan – Flint, was awarded $4.9 million from the federal...

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East Village Magazine – January 2017
Jan10

East Village Magazine – January 2017

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Review:  Idiot America by Charles P. Pierce
Jan08

Review: Idiot America by Charles P. Pierce

Review by Robert R. Thomas Reading a book by its cover is dicey business, but a cover can be enticing, both the graphic design and the title and typography. Such was the case with Charles P. Pierce’s IDIOT AMERICA How Stupidity Became a Virtue in the Land of the Free. George Washington, sword drawn, seated on an English saddle with no horn astride a green dinosaur caused me to pick up the book. Pierce, a staff writer for The Boston...

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Village Life:  Midnight run leads to handcuffs and a jolt about privilege
Jan06

Village Life: Midnight run leads to handcuffs and a jolt about privilege

Editor’s note:  EVM editor Jan Worth-Nelson offered her Village Life column this month to Flint-based writer Connor Coyne, who has a good story to tell. By Connor Coyne Chicago in one day is always a whirlwind, but I did it anyway because in the writing life, a person will do almost anything for an audience and a mug of good beer. I had been invited to read at a literary event among old friends and I didn’t have the luxury of an...

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