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Couture cameos: Up-and-comer Cedrick "Cedi" Johnson creates dramatic outfits for new city living.

By Sandy Jaszczak

Published: 7/21/1999

Types: Arts, Fashion

The first time I met 33-year-old Cedrick Johnson – everyone calls him Cedi, pronounced said-ee – was outside FashBash in ’97. He doesn’t remember me; the night was a blur. But I was so impressed by the attire of his entourage that I i...[MORE]

E-mail gets active: One big advantage of a mailing list is that e-mail is ubiquitous

By Sandy Jaszczak

Published: 10/7/1998

Types: Culture, Tech, Internet

In a recent column, I suggested to readers that they e-mail me if they were interested in participating in a mailing list for Web users in the Detroit area. Several of you replied enthusiastically. So I set out to discover what it takes to set up a gr...[MORE]

Watching the waves: A recent movement of self-imposed sentimentality caused me to rethink everything.

By Sandy Jaszczak

Published: 10/21/1998

Types: Culture, Tech

It never fails. The moment I think I've got things all figured out, things change. You'd think I'd learn not to be so naive, dealing with new technology and living in Detroit. But a recent moment of self-imposed sentimentality cau...[MORE]

What's the big idea?: Major agencies are creating huge new departments to specialize in Web design.

By Sandy Jaszczak

Published: 11/4/1998

Types: Culture, Tech, Internet

Leave it to those nutty Detroit-area "creatives" (the name given to advertising workers) to be instigators of a good time. Last week's Viva Ad Vegas event at the Novi Expo Center was a lively carnival showcase of some of the area'...[MORE]

Safe sex searches: A guide to places for meeting, dating and exploring your sexuality.

By Sandy Jaszczak

Published: 11/18/1998

Types: Culture, Love & sex

Folks who know about these types of things say "sex" is the most often-searched word on the Internet. Heck, anyone who has searched for anything on the Internet knows you don't even have to use the word. No matter what words you plug into search engin...[MORE]

They say you'll pay: Net expert predicts the future of the Internet.

By Sandy Jaszczak

Published: 11/18/1998

Types: News, Science & technology

You've finally decided to buy that new PC for your home. Prices are low, modem speeds are up and life is looking pretty OK. Breathe deep, read on. Whether you think the Internet is a vast wasteland or the mother lode of ...[MORE]

Welcome to the Silicon Speedway: The smooth functioning of the Internet hinges on the computers of one Dearborn company.

By Sandy Jaszczak

Published: 11/18/1998

Types: News, Science & technology

With all the attention given to the Silicon alleys, valleys and prairies, the Detroit area may finally make it on the map as the Silicon Speedway, partly thanks to some diligent visionaries sitting at high-powered computers in a converted doctor's off...[MORE]

Surfin' with Santa: A peek into the future of mall culture.

By Sandy Jaszczak

Published: 12/2/1998

Types: Culture, Shopping

I managed to avoid the malls on Black Friday, the affectionate term used to describe the day after Thanksgiving, the biggest shopping day of the year. I did, however, make the mistake of joining the throngs of people who ventured ...[MORE]

Is it really you?: Detroit City Council members have finally received e-mail accounts.

By Sandy Jaszczak

Published: 12/16/1998

Types: Culture, Tech, Internet

Carousing around the Web lately, I found myself back at the City of Detroit's site (www.ci.detroit. mi.us/) to see what improvements could be found. I was heartened to learn that Detroit City Council members have finally received e-mail ...[MORE]

Festive dress: Gender-bending, feathers and vampy lips - you'll be the life of the party.

By Sandy Jaszczak

Published: 12/23/1998

Types: Arts, Fashion

Everyone has their own take on how to dress for the holidays. Some prefer to drag out those Mom-made sweatshirts with jingle bells and ribbons (just to make her happy). They're perfect for ringing in the New Year over a poker game or at the bowling al...[MORE]

Netropolis: So much has happend and yet not much has.

By Sandy Jaszczak

Published: 12/30/1998

Types: Culture, Tech, Internet

Several years ago I began a tradition of piling media clippings collected throughout the year into one very large drawer in my filing cabinet. Then, the last week of the year, I make a big pot of coffee every morning and begin sorting and rereading the stacks. From tho...[MORE]

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