Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Detroit's 'water warrior' Monica Lewis-Patrick awarded $100K grant by nice snack food people

Posted By on Wed, Dec 7, 2016 at 4:22 PM

Today, something called the KIND Foundation, "through its KIND People Program, awarded a total of $1.1 million "to catalyze empathy and heal divides." Six activist/healers have been awarded $100,000 and one (Doniece Sandoval) was granted $500,000. Among the recipients? Our very own community activist Monica Lewis-Patrick, who we profiled in our...

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Aretha Franklin's music will be honored at a star-studded event at Carnegie Hall

Posted By on Wed, Dec 7, 2016 at 3:42 PM

Our love for Aretha Franklin runs deep. The Motown singer is known worldwide for soulful classics like "R-E-S-P-E-C-T," "I Say A Little Prayer," and "I'm Every Woman," but she's continued to make the Motor City her home, something for which she should continuously receive a standing ovation. Now, the 73-year-old...

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5 reasons to go see Lizzo tonight at El Club

Posted By on Wed, Dec 7, 2016 at 2:40 PM

Lizzo is a Queen.

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Just announced: Sister Nancy ('Bam Bam') at El Club in April

Posted By on Wed, Dec 7, 2016 at 2:13 PM

This performer is of course, very sampled. "Bam Bam" was sampled by Lauryn Hill, and more recently by Mr. Kanye West.

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Soulja Boy and Shia Labeouf: Spoiled Beef

Posted By on Wed, Dec 7, 2016 at 1:30 PM

There's something strange in the neighborhood... Shia Labeouf is apparently "beefing" with Soulja Boy (or maybe its the other way around) but for whatever reason this is actually happening. One is an actor and the other is a reality TV personality. Neither are considered serious rappers. Soulja Boy was...

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Brooklyn Street Local goes Italian for pop-up series

Posted By on Wed, Dec 7, 2016 at 12:49 PM

Italian techniques, Michigan ingredients.

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Thinking about Pearl Harbor, fascism, and my father, 75 years after

Posted By on Wed, Dec 7, 2016 at 12:37 PM

Fascism was no joke back then. Fascists didn’t get cutesy names. They didn’t get the benefit of the doubt. The war was being fought so we could see those sons-of-bitches hanged.

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The Detroit Zoo has a new Mayor – and she's 9 years old

Posted By on Wed, Dec 7, 2016 at 11:14 AM

This is a cuteness overload.

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These Detroit Lions ugly Christmas sweaters are actually kind of cute

Posted By on Wed, Dec 7, 2016 at 11:11 AM

Their price tags might be hideous, but a new line of Detroit Lion-themed ugly Christmas sweaters really aren't all that ugly.  We might be going too far by saying this, but they are ever so vaguely cute. They look snuggly and warm and would be perfect for an afternoon tailgate...

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Detroit's only first-run movie theater got remodeled

Posted By on Wed, Dec 7, 2016 at 10:38 AM

Sad but true: Detroit, the most populous city Michigan, has only one first-run movie theater.

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