Sunday, August 31, 2014

Valerie Vande Panne on Just talkin' with Sam

Posted By on Sun, Aug 31, 2014 at 2:42 PM

Local legend and podcaster Sam McClain of Just talkin' with Sam did this interview with EIC Valerie Vande Panne. We gotta say, Sam was a generous, fun host, and we enjoyed our time chatting with him!  Thanks to him and all our readers and listeners!...

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MT Labor Day weekend reads

Posted By on Sun, Aug 31, 2014 at 11:00 AM

This weekend's gonna be a long one. And, chances are you'll probably itch for some time away from ongoing Labor Day festivities. If that's the case, perhaps a few long-reads will help pass the time. If so, may we offer a few suggestions. "Marathon Man: A Michigan dentist's improbable transformation"...

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Jane Slaughter on Channel 4 this morning!

Posted By on Sun, Aug 31, 2014 at 8:45 AM

MT's restaurant reviewer Jane Slaughter is on WDIV Channel 4's Flashpoint this morning at 10am.  ...

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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Detroit Mayor Albert Cobo: The man, his plan, and 'canals'

Posted By on Sat, Aug 30, 2014 at 11:20 PM

Almost 57 years after his death, maybe it's time to look back on Detroit Mayor Albert Cobo. Cobo presided over, and was involved in, the removal of streetcars from Detroit's streets. There were 10 functioning streetcar lines when Cobo took office in 1950. By April, 1956, they were all gone....

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Friday, August 29, 2014

MT is seeking new street team members

Posted By on Fri, Aug 29, 2014 at 4:36 PM

Metro Times is looking for outgoing, energetic, and positive people who enjoy socializing, promoting, and being a VIP wherever they go. Ideal candidates will be able to work events, concerts, and festivals and enjoy mingling with the crowd and meeting new people.  Send a resume and a link to your...

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800beloved premiere new song tonight (at 8:00 p.m., naturally)

Posted By on Fri, Aug 29, 2014 at 2:08 PM

Milford-based 800beloved will premiere a new song from their forthcoming album tonight on their Soundcloud page. Fitting with the band's numerology, the song will go live at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. It's been more than four years since their last record, and this is the first release from the...

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MT is looking for fall photography interns

Posted By on Fri, Aug 29, 2014 at 12:18 PM

Metro Times is looking for photography interns to shoot events in and around Detroit this fall and winter. Ideal candidates will be plugged into Detroit's cultural and nightlife scene and be willing to shoot anything from a concert to a beer tasting to an eating contest to a club night....

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VIDEO: Metro Detroit college students talk about what it's like to go to school in Michigan

Posted By on Fri, Aug 29, 2014 at 12:09 PM

College is a time of discovery, and interacting with the world on one's own terms. We've gathered some of the many experiences to be had as told by the students who lived them....

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Hurricane Katrina's 9th anniversary is today

Posted By on Fri, Aug 29, 2014 at 11:42 AM

Lest we forget, the bulk of the damage New Orleans experienced in 2005 was the result of flooding, caused by multiple breached and broken levees.  This might be something to keep in mind as we watch our highways and homes flood this summer. Infrastructure desperately needs to be updated. We can...

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Guyette: Differences exist between water 'payment plan' and 'affordability plan'

Posted By on Fri, Aug 29, 2014 at 11:02 AM

If state law doesn't allow for the Detroit Water & Sewerage Department to implement a water "affordability plan" then an effort must be made to change the law, says Curt Guyette, investigative reporter at the ACLU of Michigan.  In a piece at Guyette's "Democracy Watch" blog, he says the...

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