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Saturday, September 27, 2014

The New York Times wants your Detroit stories

Posted By on Sat, Sep 27, 2014 at 12:16 PM

As part of its focus on covering Detroit and Slows Bar BQ, the New York Times has some questions for Detroiters: Did you move into, or out of, the city recently? Why? "Perhaps you moved there recently because of cheaper housing prices or an entrepreneurial opportunity," the Times lead-in to...

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First Detroit Entheogenic Conference announced

Posted By on Sat, Sep 27, 2014 at 10:18 AM

For the uninitiated, all things "entheogenic" relate to the use of mind-altering substances in a religious context. The people really into entheogenic substances argue (convincingly, we may add) that humans have been using psychoactive chemicals in rituals for many thousands of years. That's certainly what will be up for discussion at this year's inaugural Detroit Entheogenic Conference.

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This is Jerry Vile's ArtPrize entry

Posted By on Sat, Sep 27, 2014 at 9:45 AM

When we asked Jerry Vile to help us make sense of ArtPrize, he neatly summarized the show as typically exhibiting "so much talent, so much patience, and so little taste" — but that's why he says it's so great. "Art's about status," he told us. "And I think what I like...

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It was 15 years ago today Tiger Stadium hosted its final Major League Baseball game

Posted By on Sat, Sep 27, 2014 at 9:30 AM

Metro Times copy editor Dave Mesrey remembers the final game at Tiger Stadium, Sept. 27, 1999.

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Friday, September 26, 2014

Reality TV show 'Preachers of Detroit' reportedly in the works

Posted By on Fri, Sep 26, 2014 at 5:26 PM

Is nothing sacred? That's what we through when we got wind of plans to create a TV reality show based on Detroit's priesthood. Apparently, based on the success of TV's Preachers of L.A., the Oxygen network is now beginning shooting in Detroit.

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Detroit artists enlisted to create Sierra Mist billboard unveiled at swanky Sierra Mist party during DDF

Posted By on Fri, Sep 26, 2014 at 4:02 PM

Sierra Mist has recruited Detroit artists to collaborate on a painting about Sierra Mist that will be used on billboards to promote Sierra Mist. The painting was unveiled at a swanky, exclusive party sponsored by Sierra Mist, where Sierra Mist mixed drinks were served. We tease, but only...

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13th Annual Great Lakes Bat Festival comes to Ann Arbor

Posted By on Fri, Sep 26, 2014 at 12:45 PM

The Organization for Bat Conservation and the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum will host the 13th Annual Great Lakes Bat festival this Saturday. The free event will give people an up-close look at perhaps the world's most misunderstood mammal: bats. (Aside from me, that is. I am actually the world's...

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Park Avenue Building owner has until mid-Nov. to secure structure

Posted By on Fri, Sep 26, 2014 at 11:00 AM

The owner of the Albert Kahn-designed Park Avenue Building in downtown has until mid-November to secure the structure, Curbed Detroit reports.   A Wayne County Circuit Court judge ordered owner Ralph Sachs to hire a contractor to remove broken glass, board the building up, and remove graffiti and debris, Curbed...

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Knight Foundation donates $250k for Eastern Market development

Posted By on Fri, Sep 26, 2014 at 10:09 AM

The nonprofit that manages Eastern Market near downtown announced today a plan to "update and enhance" the adjacent district with the help of a $250,000 grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.  “As part of Detroit’s history and central core, Eastern Market is already playing a...

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Detroit media can't put down pom-poms for Ilitch

Posted By on Fri, Sep 26, 2014 at 10:03 AM

One of the poorest big cities in the United States, just beginning to emerge from bankruptcy, has essentially given acres and acres of land downtown and sacrificed tens of millions of dollars to help enrich a billionaire under a deal that will leave Ilitch with what is essentially a tax-free enterprise. And our Detroit media can't stop cheering about it.

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