Monday, September 29, 2014

Mirah to perform at Trinosophes on Wednesday

Posted By on Mon, Sep 29, 2014 at 5:20 PM

If you Google Mirah, the internet tries forcing you to change your mind and instead search for Mariah Carey. The two female singers couldn't be any different. Mirah is a New York-based songbird who pens whimsical tunes that are perfectly personified by her strong yet ethereal and feminine vocals. Mariah...

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David Bierman Overdrive release debut album

Posted By on Mon, Sep 29, 2014 at 3:53 PM

It's been twenty years since we've heard anything from former Junk Monkeys frontman, David Bierman. After all those years of silence, Bierman has produced an effort that shares the same pop sensibilities of Junk Monkeys, but also a sense of maturity that you would expect to develop over such...

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Take some Writing Lessons at Butter Projects

Posted By on Mon, Sep 29, 2014 at 3:04 PM

Years ago, at least two decades, there wasn't an argument over whether or not to teach cursive in schools. They just taught it and kids just learned it. And while there weren't any smart phones at the time, there were certainly Tamagotchis and TalkBoys and other toys that foretold of...

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Detroit water shut-off criticism about equality before the law, not free water

Posted By on Mon, Sep 29, 2014 at 2:32 PM

The judge overseeing Detroit's bankruptcy case has ruled he has no authority to issue an order that would temporarily prevent the Detroit Water & Sewerage Department from continuing to shut-off residential water service, according to the Detroit Free Press, saying it would be detrimental to the utility's ability to generate...

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You can't sit with us: Ello is the hipster Facebook that nobody wanted

Posted By on Mon, Sep 29, 2014 at 2:28 PM

When news broke of Ello, a mysterious new social network that promised to be the "Facebook killer," there was a palpable buzz in social media — and a growing sense of dissatisfaction with our collective addiction to Facebook. The network promises not to sell ads or your information to advertisers. They...

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Contest to name new cross-Michigan trail illustrates a state divided

Posted By on Mon, Sep 29, 2014 at 1:58 PM

Michigan officials are looking to name Detroit's most ambitious proposed trail project. It's still just a proposal, but the trail would link Michigan all the way from Ironwood down to Detroit, linking hiking and bicycling trails to create a continuous route for hikers and a similar one for cyclists, each more than 500 miles in length

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Jolly Pumpkin to open shop in Midtown Detroit in 2015

Posted By on Mon, Sep 29, 2014 at 12:56 PM

Jolly Pumpkin, Detroit, Midtown, Beer

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A brief overview of Merrill, Michigan's 1987 bankruptcy filing

Posted By on Mon, Sep 29, 2014 at 11:57 AM

When Detroit filed for bankruptcy in July 2013, the city's fiscal woes generated headlines across the world. To some, Detroit's municipal bankruptcy was viewed as potentially devastating for other communities across the state of Michigan. But the Motor City wasn't Michigan's first municipality to pursue court protection.  Back in...

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Will Detroit's resurgence leave black Detroiters behind?

Posted By on Mon, Sep 29, 2014 at 11:49 AM

A stimulating piece of reporting mixed with commentary appeared over the weekend on the site. It's a piece entitled "Is There Room for Black People in the New Detroit" by Suzette Hackney, a former Detroit journalist now living and working in Toledo, Ohio. Hackney takes a look at the "New Detroit" — the pockets of redevelopment mostly occupied by freespending white people — and points out how these enclaves of vitality aren't necessarily trickling down to the longtime residents who've stuck it out through tough times.

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Detroit's Sacred Ground, old Tiger Stadium, up for retail-residential-private development

Posted By on Mon, Sep 29, 2014 at 11:46 AM

Proposals for the development of the old Tiger Stadium site, currently publicly cared for and loved, look to be riddled with nepotism and greed. Crain's reports: The developers under consideration are Detroit-based The Roxbury Group LLC and Bloomfield Hills-based Larson Realty Group LLC. The firms recently responded to the city's...

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