What people are saying about ANNthology
Several readers shared their thoughts with us upon receiving the first issue of ANNthology on Jan. 23. We thought we’d share them with you and ask you what you think of our new five-day-a-week, curated, email newsletter. Here’s an archived version of the first issue here. If you like it, subscribe. It’s free.
The idea that “there are no shareholders to appease” might apply to the contributors’ relationship with The Ann, but certainly many of these contributors have financial, political and social ties that have clearly biased their work in their day jobs. Will you be publishing a guide to how much public money flows their way, for those readers who don’t know, in the interest of transparency?
— Concerned citizen
Thanks for the email newsletter invite. At first I thought, wow, how cool — I would love to read up on current events, cultural happenings and any fab food stories or restaurant scoops! But, alas, you had to go there …. Your glaring, one-sided, political views will unfortunately prevent me from enjoying your ANNthology. Such a shame that there exists a “my way or the highway” mentality with our politics. I sincerely hope all you delicate people will able to cope through the next four years. Please remember, millions of us are absolutely elated.
— A Deplorable (Shelly Moore)
I think you should cover the controversy over the deer cull (a euphemism for misguided slaughter). The discussion threads on Nextdoor are pretty comprehensive. I’m against it because I think it’s cruel and bad for the city and a waste of taxpayer money (so I don’t want to hear any whining about this city being strapped for cash, or any suggestions of new taxes or parking rate hikes, etc.). Not to mention the fact that its not going to work (it’s a people problem, not a deer problem). It’s a deeply divisive issue that has already done more harm than good for this city, and costs keep escalating. I’m on the “stop the slaughter” side (or make the people who want it to happen pay for it and/or do it themselves). I resent my tax dollars paying for something I’m so opposed to and that is clearly optional.
— Bonnie Wylo
Great! Excited to get this. Great idea!
— Geoff Larcom
Thank you so very much. I don’t live near Ann Arbor so it’s hard to pick up your magazine, which I really like!
— Kathy Schoen
I find women who describe themselves as “nasty” and teach their young girls this kind of feminism completely off-putting and downright disgusting. I will never support anything that degrades women and separates my daughters or myself from dignity. This movement is dangerous and I truly believe it does nothing but hurt women.
— Megan Schous
I’ll decide after the next issue if i want to receive it. I don’t like a dark background, especially Monday morning.
Thanks! This is great and I look forward to reading the paperless The Ann magazine regularly.
— Linda Fink Levy
Editor’s note: ANNthology is a compilation of news from numerous sources, of which The Ann is only one.