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Charles Boike bringing street art vitality to Flint, waking up “permissible walls”

By Jan Worth-Nelson Charles Boike long ago gave up his life of crime in the...

Three spring initiatives start April 15 to “replant Genesee County” by conservation district

The Genesee Conservation District announces its spring initiatives to...

Pottery, glass, painting, more: Time to register for summer classes at the FIA

Registration for Flint Institute of Art summer art school opens 9 a.m....

Easter Egg Hunt, skateboard competition, possible park announcements scheduled for April 20

By Jeffery L. Carey, Jr. A free Easter egg hunt and skateboarding jam to...

Durant-Tuuri-Mott students make blankets for homeless

By Harold C. Ford Students at Flint’s Durant-Tuuri-Mott (DTM) Elementary...

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...

“Youth Arts: Unlocked” taking art to where the kids are: GFAC show opens April 12

By Teddy Robertson “A lot of the point of these workshops is to take these...

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...

Review/Commentary: “Destiny of the Republic” a timely look at an honorable president

“When he (James Garfield) was still a very young man, he had hidden a...

This Month in the Village: April features hockey documentary, tea party, black holes

Compiled by Meghan Christian  “This Month” highlights a selection of...

This Month in the Village, January: open skate, yoga, films, art, ballet

 Compiled by Meghan Christian, Managing Editor  “This...

CALENDAR: This month in The Village offers films, music, Flint Pride and more

Compiled and selected by EVM Managing Editor Meghan Christian “This...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

Commentary: People’s health comes first–fighting the Lead and Copper Rule is shameful

[This op-ed was originally published in the Detroit Free Press;  reprinted...

Jacky King laid to rest: Flint loses a genuine hero

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

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.”...

Charles Boike bringing street art vitality to Flint, waking up “permissible walls”

By Jan Worth-Nelson Charles Boike long ago gave up his life of crime in the...

East Village Magazine – April 2019

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

This Month in the Village: April features hockey documentary, tea party, black holes

Compiled by Meghan Christian  “This Month” highlights a selection of...

Court Street Methodists take stand after LGBTQ vote: “God loves all people–all means all”

By Jan Worth-Nelson On Sunday, March 3, the week after the international...

“Hate is heard when love is silent,” interfaith audience affirms at vigil for New Zealand victims

By Teddy Robertson Flint-area residents filled the Al-Rayyan Banquet Hall at...

Editorial: Mr. President, please stop the dangerous attacks

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

Charles Boike bringing street art vitality to Flint, waking up “permissible walls”

By Jan Worth-Nelson Charles Boike long ago gave up his life of crime in the...

Three spring initiatives start April 15 to “replant Genesee County” by conservation district

The Genesee Conservation District announces its spring initiatives to...

Pottery, glass, painting, more: Time to register for summer classes at the FIA

Registration for Flint Institute of Art summer art school opens 9 a.m....

Easter Egg Hunt, skateboard competition, possible park announcements scheduled for April 20

By Jeffery L. Carey, Jr. A free Easter egg hunt and skateboarding jam to...

Durant-Tuuri-Mott students make blankets for homeless

By Harold C. Ford Students at Flint’s Durant-Tuuri-Mott (DTM) Elementary...

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...

“Youth Arts: Unlocked” taking art to where the kids are: GFAC show opens April 12

By Teddy Robertson “A lot of the point of these workshops is to take these...

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: 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...

Review: “The Rep” performs energetic “Assassins” to packed house

By Patsy Isenberg On Friday night, Nov. 9, the talented and energetic cast...

Review: “Beautiful Decay” sculptures featured at MCC through Oct. 30

By Patsy Isenberg “Beautiful Decay” is the theme of a mixed...

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

Human rights journalist Edwin Black speaks on “Israel and International Law” at MCC Tuesday April 16

Mott Community College presents “Israel And International Law – The...

Three spring initiatives start April 15 to “replant Genesee County” by conservation district

The Genesee Conservation District announces its spring initiatives to...

Pottery, glass, painting, more: Time to register for summer classes at the FIA

Registration for Flint Institute of Art summer art school opens 9 a.m....

Easter Egg Hunt, skateboard competition, possible park announcements scheduled for April 20

By Jeffery L. Carey, Jr. A free Easter egg hunt and skateboarding jam to...

News Brief: Congressional Art Competition for Flint high schoolers open now

Flint area high school students are invited to enter the 2019 Congressional...