Feature: Good Taste

Ford, Lincoln and Mercury have found the recipe for success — and color is a main ingredient Fueled by the growing interest in fine dining and food preparation, 2007 vehicles are rolling into the market with paint colors as succulent as they sound. Try White Chocolate and Merlot. Susan Lampinen, group chief designer of Color…

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Feature: Smiling Ducks

His name is Fredistaire—not Fred. It has syl-uh-bols, get it straight. With a snazzy (miniature) pinstripe suit and hair that can only be described as “fly-a-way” Fredistaire has been working the stage for two years—the puppet stage that is. Nestled close to his “handler” and alter ego, Gordon Kangas, Fredistaire always charms his audience—well, most…

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Feature: Talking Colors

Arriving in Ann Arbor from St. Petersburg Russia, Elena Townsend-Efimova started the Talking Colors Art Studio in 1993. Living with the belief that “Every child is an artist,” her house is an exhibit. She has stacks of artwork in closets and on walls—framed, stuck and stacked. Her large art table is covered with mattes and…

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Feature: An Ordinary Superhero

If you are looking for a “KA-POW” in this comic book, you won’t find it. KJ Kolka’s new comic The Cardinal packs a different kind of punch. Combining drama and humor with a spiritual element, Kolka’s main character, Rich Benton (the Cardinal), is an average Joe turned accidental superhero — although stress makes him lose…

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Full-Length Feature: Autism

Standing at 5’10, Alex is a stocky eighteen-year-old with light brown hair; he is wearing a “Bubba Burgers” T-shirt that is both backwards and inside out. The little white tag usually hidden from sight is resting at the front of his neck and is being nibbled on by the black cat he is holding against…

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