James Brown Feels Good (About Weatherization)

One of the weirder things I’ve come across in the past year– apart from Soviet Cookiemonster, our second-most viewed post

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Book Review: The Firm – The Story of McKinsey and Its Secret Influence on American Business (2014)

MCKINSEY. EVERY B-SCHOOL BRO KNOWS THE NAME. Many more Americans learned the name after facing the presidential prospects of a

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Book Review: Leading with AI and Analytics

Nat reviews a new book, Leading with AI and Analytics: Build Your Data Science IQ to Drive Business Value, by Eric Anderson and Florian Zettelmeyer of Northwestern University’s Kellogg School.

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Outdoor Dining? This Is A Building With Four Walls And A Roof!

Restauranteurs are finding it hard to figure out how to adapt to the winter months.

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MPSC December Meeting: Neighborhood-Level Equity and Energy

Dr. Tony G. Reames of the University of Michigan, Briana Parker of Elevate Energy, and others presented at an MPSC meeting on some approaches to the question of equity in energy efficiency for low-income communities and communities of color.

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Facing A Crisis of COVID, Evictions, and Utility Shutoffs

COVID19 is exposing a particularly ugly nexus between energy insecurity and housing insecurity, referred to in a few separate presentations at a recent workgroup meeting of the Michigan Public Service Commission.

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Yum Village Will Bring The Fire In Detroit’s Takeout Dining Scene This Winter

Experience all three dimensions of Yum Village– and then get you some jerk chicken.

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The Record Store Slash Venue: A Quaint, Necessary Reminder of Pre-COVID Times

In St. Paul, after imaging Afro Deli, I stopped into Eclipse Records, a mainstay of the Twin Cities retail music

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Detroit Fairgrounds Site: Alternatives to Permanent, Monumentally Bad Decisions

The State Fairgrounds site is centrally located, and it’s huge. Too huge to make some monumentally bad decisions about permanently turning it into a Shelby Township-style strip mall.

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