The Beet Goes On

The Beet Goes On

by Ari LeVaux Beets are a challenging food. No vegetable feels so much like work-or tastes so much like dirt. Which surely means beets must be supremely good for you. But dense tubers are problematic to mess with. You can’t just riffle through the fridge, find some beets, and add them to your rice pilaf […]

2017 City Council Aug. 8 Primary Election Coverage Round-up

2017 City Council Aug. 8 Primary Election Coverage Round-up

On Tuesday August 8 Ann Arbor voters will go to the polls to vote in the City Council Democratic primary elections. The Ann Arbor Independent does not endorse in political races. We think our readers are informed enough to use the information provided by this newspaper and other reliable, objective sources to make their own […]

Ward 4 Council Candidates Go Head-to-Head: Magiera vs. Eaton

Ward 4 Council Candidates Go Head-to-Head: Magiera vs. Eaton

by Dave Alexander This year, Ann Arbor CTN has produced short (2-3 minute) videos in which all the candidates running in the Aug. 8 Democratic primary election have a chance to introduce themselves and their campaigns to Ann Arbor voters. The videos, produced by CTN staff, allowed candidates to make use of a teleprompter. Candidates […]

Updated: Council Candidates Taking Credit for the Work of Others (Including Their Opponents)

Updated: Council Candidates Taking Credit for the Work of Others (Including Their Opponents)

Updated: On Aug. 3, the Mayor sent out an email to residents in which he endorses Council candidates. Portions of Taylor’s email have been added to this article. by Patricia Lesko “To lie about an issue is to be a politician. To lie about a corporation is to be a public relation executive. To lie about […]

2017 Lower Town River Hop Includes Neighborhood Picnic, History, and Music at Island Park

2017 Lower Town River Hop Includes Neighborhood Picnic, History, and Music at Island Park

by Patricia Lesko Friday-Sunday July 28-30 marks the 6th annual Historic Lower Town district River Hop. The event includes a variety of family friendly activities, including a neighborhood potluck picnic. The weekend of events kicks off with a 7-9 p.m. Sunset Paddle at Argo Pond. Rentals will be discounted to $10 per boat. The River […]

Meal-Kit Freezer Packs Are Rapidly Accumulating at a Landfill Near You

Meal-Kit Freezer Packs Are Rapidly Accumulating at a Landfill Near You

by Kiera Butler People love to complain about the wastefulness of meal-kit delivery companies like Blue Apron and Hello Fresh. The baggies that hold a single scallion! The thousands of miles of shipping! The endless cardboard boxes! Those problems are annoying, but ultimately they’re not environmental catastrophes: The baggies don’t take up all that much […]

Film Review: “Detroit”

Film Review: “Detroit”

by Todd McCarthey Kathryn Bigelow’s latest effort is a docudrama about the 1967 Detroit riots, focusing on a specific incident of police violence against a group of black men at a hotel. Rated R, 143 minutes A particularly nasty historical instance of police brutality against African-Americans is wrenched back into the spotlight on its 50th […]

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