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Sloan Museum breaks ground for $26 million expansion, aims to foster kids’ love of learning, resilience

By Jan Worth-Nelson With calls from many dignitaries to champion science and...

Central Park celebrates new mural on East Village Magazine building

By Harold C. Ford “Basically, the idea behind the mural is we don’t need...

Debrief: Flint Art Fair numbers suggest success for FIA, local economy

By Paul Rozycki Though this year’s numbers are not all in, the 2019 Flint...

In both good weather and bad, Flint Art Fair pleased and delivered

By Paul Rozycki The 52ndFlint Art Fair, held Saturday and Sunday, was a tale...

News Brief: Dental health summit Friday to explore water crisis impact, other oral health topics

Maternal and infant oral health, water fluoridation, health conditions cause...

Crowd “overjoyed” downtown as MCC Culinary Arts Institute opens

By Darlene C. Carey An overjoyed mix of dignitaries–local, state, and...

Review: Energetic “Songs About Stuff” premiere explores the 90s with music, humor

By Patsy Isenberg “I was walking down Haight Street in San Francisco when...

Review: “Poisoned democracy, poisoned water,” activists’ impact — themes of new Flint book

By Harold C. Ford “The lesson learned from the battle over the river was...

Central American turmoil and revolution highlight Flint author’s first novel

By Paul Rozycki It may have been St. Paddy’s Day March 17, but that...

“America: The Farewell Tour” by Chris Hedges: a review

Reviewed by Robert R. Thomas An unsettling childhood memory is that things...

Review: “A $500 House in Detroit” a familiar, complex story for Flint readers

By Harold C. Ford “You’re either part of the solution or you’re part...

Book Review: David Buick’s Marvelous Motor Car by Lawrence Gustin

by Harold C. Ford Get your name on 40 million cars and you’re bound to...

Luminous “JFK: The Last Speech” essay collection reverberates 55 years after one October day

By Robert R. Thomas On Oct, 26, 1963, President John F. Kennedy gave his...

Commentary: Fix the roads? Who gets the money?

By Paul Rozycki Gov. Whitmer is continuing her statewide campaign to garner...

Commentary: Fix the “damn roads”? But how do we pay for the “damn roads”?

By Paul Rozycki Are you ready to “fix the damn roads?”  It was Gov....

Village Life: In LA or Flint, tai chi yields gifts of challenge, elation, peace

By Teddy Robertson “Breathe from the diaphragm,” says Beverly, my tai...

A number of numbers to watch in 2019

By Paul Rozycki I once knew a math professor who argued that everything in...

Commentary: Should the Lame Duck be a dead duck?

By Paul Rozycki In the past, the so-called “lame duck” session was a...

Commentary: A “blue wave,” a “pink wave,” and a few mid-term surprises

By Paul Rozycki Last month’s midterm election may have been the most...

Village Life: Of elusive joy, lamentations and “wanton love”

By Jan Worth-Nelson   Sometimes you have to fight for joy. At a recent...

Thanksgiving memoir: Temple of the City — a story of Atwood Stadium

By Gary L. Fisher NOTE:  Gary Fisher, a local historian, spoke on the...

Review: “Poisoned democracy, poisoned water,” activists’ impact — themes of new Flint book

By Harold C. Ford “The lesson learned from the battle over the river was...

Commentary: Fix the roads? Who gets the money?

By Paul Rozycki Gov. Whitmer is continuing her statewide campaign to garner...

Commentary: Fix the “damn roads”? But how do we pay for the “damn roads”?

By Paul Rozycki Are you ready to “fix the damn roads?”  It was Gov....

Commentary: Roads, schools, water, taxes–a short tour of Gov. Whitmer’ $60 billion budget

By Paul Rozycki In March Governor Gretchen Whitmer began a tour of the state...

A number of numbers to watch in 2019

By Paul Rozycki I once knew a math professor who argued that everything in...

I love Flint: Baker’s dozen reasons why my town is NOT the 11th “Worst City to Live In”

By Harold C. Ford I’m an unabashed, unashamed, scream-it-from-the-rooftops...

Commentary: Civility in politics 2019? Maybe, but don’t count on it

By Paul Rozycki “It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the...

A number of numbers to watch in 2019

By Paul Rozycki I once knew a math professor who argued that everything in...

Jacky King laid to rest: Flint loses a genuine hero

by Harold C. Ford “Get out there and make a damn difference.”...

Commentary: Should the Lame Duck be a dead duck?

By Paul Rozycki In the past, the so-called “lame duck” session was a...

Village Life: It’s been a little hard to write about nuthatches

By Jan Worth-Nelson I’d really like to go back to writing about...

Local news still matters, even as the “how” changes

By Jan Worth-Nelson I just lost my temper.  The trigger was an early...

Is restoring trust as easy as turning a faucet?

By Paul Rozycki Trust is the glue of life. It’s the most essential...

Village Life: In LA or Flint, tai chi yields gifts of challenge, elation, peace

By Teddy Robertson “Breathe from the diaphragm,” says Beverly, my tai...

I love Flint: Baker’s dozen reasons why my town is NOT the 11th “Worst City to Live In”

By Harold C. Ford I’m an unabashed, unashamed, scream-it-from-the-rooftops...

Village Life: Of elusive joy, lamentations and “wanton love”

By Jan Worth-Nelson   Sometimes you have to fight for joy. At a recent...

Thanksgiving memoir: Temple of the City — a story of Atwood Stadium

By Gary L. Fisher NOTE:  Gary Fisher, a local historian, spoke on the...

Commentary: Bent but not broken–remember Flint’s history of fighting back

By Ted Nelson This is a lightly edited transcript of Ted Nelson’s...

For a Las Vegas native, difference between virtual and real hit home

By Dylan Doherty I was hesitant when my fiancée, Kelsey Ronan, suggested I...

Village Life: Wilbur the “Flint Strong” dog, tangled vines and a city’s fate

By Jan Worth-Nelson In a conference room at City Hall recently after a...

Detroit 1967: a movie, a book, and a searing memory of when the riots hit Flint

by Harold C. Ford “A riot is the language of the unheard.”...

Sloan Museum breaks ground for $26 million expansion, aims to foster kids’ love of learning, resilience

By Jan Worth-Nelson With calls from many dignitaries to champion science and...

Central Park celebrates new mural on East Village Magazine building

By Harold C. Ford “Basically, the idea behind the mural is we don’t need...

In both good weather and bad, Flint Art Fair pleased and delivered

By Paul Rozycki The 52ndFlint Art Fair, held Saturday and Sunday, was a tale...

Crowd “overjoyed” downtown as MCC Culinary Arts Institute opens

By Darlene C. Carey An overjoyed mix of dignitaries–local, state, and...

Review: Energetic “Songs About Stuff” premiere explores the 90s with music, humor

By Patsy Isenberg “I was walking down Haight Street in San Francisco when...

East Village Magazine – June 2019

The latest issue of the East Village Magazine is available for download...

MCC Culinary Arts Institute opens June 7, featuring celebrity chef Carla Hall

By Darlene Carey Opportunities for culinary arts students and downtown...

Editorial: Mr. President, please stop the dangerous attacks

FIRST AMENDMENT TO THE U.S. CONSTITUTION Congress shall make no law...

Sloan Museum breaks ground for $26 million expansion, aims to foster kids’ love of learning, resilience

By Jan Worth-Nelson With calls from many dignitaries to champion science and...

Central Park celebrates new mural on East Village Magazine building

By Harold C. Ford “Basically, the idea behind the mural is we don’t need...

Debrief: Flint Art Fair numbers suggest success for FIA, local economy

By Paul Rozycki Though this year’s numbers are not all in, the 2019 Flint...

In both good weather and bad, Flint Art Fair pleased and delivered

By Paul Rozycki The 52ndFlint Art Fair, held Saturday and Sunday, was a tale...

News Brief: Dental health summit Friday to explore water crisis impact, other oral health topics

Maternal and infant oral health, water fluoridation, health conditions cause...

Crowd “overjoyed” downtown as MCC Culinary Arts Institute opens

By Darlene C. Carey An overjoyed mix of dignitaries–local, state, and...

News Brief: Saturday is Genesee County Recycle Day

Saturday, June 8 is the first of five opportunities this year to recycle...

Review: Energetic “Songs About Stuff” premiere explores the 90s with music, humor

By Patsy Isenberg “I was walking down Haight Street in San Francisco when...

EVM staffer, poet Jeffery L Carey Jr launches new book Saturday at Totem

By Jan Worth-Nelson Jeffery L Carey Jr, a poet, artist, and staff writer at...

Poem: Lexicon for a Tyrant

Lexicon for a Tyrant By Teddy Robertson   You may wonder why I need a...

Restoring a duck decoy

Restoring a duck decoy By Grayce Scholt I touch acrylic paint to neck, to...

Review: Energetic “Songs About Stuff” premiere explores the 90s with music, humor

By Patsy Isenberg “I was walking down Haight Street in San Francisco when...

“Graffiti artist at heart” Charles Boike bringing street art vitality to Flint

By Jan Worth-Nelson Charles Boike long ago gave up his “life of...

Review: The Rep’s “Glass Menagerie” honorably recreates the classic’s poignant memory-scape

By Patsy Isenberg “The play is memory. Being a memory play, it is dimly...

“America: The Farewell Tour” by Chris Hedges: a review

Reviewed by Robert R. Thomas An unsettling childhood memory is that things...

Review: Katie Stanley Band interlaces themes of love and loss in polished “Lake Superior”

By Jeffery L. Carey Jr. Very few local bands are as polished and...

Flint Repertory Theatre presents “The Wolves,” for teens and adults, through Feb.17

By Patsy Isenberg On Feb.8, a Pulitzer Prize drama finalist for 2017, “The...

“Miracles and Glory Abound”: Artwork of Vanessa German at FIA through April 20

By Harold C. Ford Editor’s Note: EVM staff writer Harold C. Ford also is a...

Village Life: In LA or Flint, tai chi yields gifts of challenge, elation, peace

By Teddy Robertson “Breathe from the diaphragm,” says Beverly, my tai...

Village Life: A tale of two signs on the “Eastside” of Flint

By Gary Fisher They’re just metal street signs. Been there for years,...

Village Life: 85 tubas and a corny sing-a-long one secret to holiday cheer

By Jan Worth-Nelson Let’s face it–you can’t not smile when...

Village Life: Of elusive joy, lamentations and “wanton love”

By Jan Worth-Nelson   Sometimes you have to fight for joy. At a recent...

Village Life: Why I use medical cannabis

By Ted Nelson I thought I was losing my mind.  Two sleepless nights in a...

Village Life: Why I moved to Flint

    By Ted Nelson My first experience of Flint was Bishop...

Village Life: in Flint, there’s always more than one story; there’s always more to come

By Jan Worth-Nelson Some time in the middle of February – by far the...

  • News Briefs

News Brief: Dental health summit Friday to explore water crisis impact, other oral health topics

Maternal and infant oral health, water fluoridation, health conditions cause...

News Brief: Genesee Health Plan to offer bus passes, Your Ride vouchers through Rotary grant

A $1,000 grant from the Rotary Club of Greater Flint Sunrise can go a long...

News Brief: Eighth graders invited to open house, school year prep Thursday at Southwestern

Eighth grade students and their families from Flint and surrounding areas...

News Brief: Aspiring photographers offered chance to network, learn from pros

Three award-winning commercial photographers will be available to network...

EVM staffer, poet Jeffery L Carey Jr launches new book Saturday at Totem

By Jan Worth-Nelson Jeffery L Carey Jr, a poet, artist, and staff writer at...