Friday, August 29, 2014

Thrillist: Michigan ranks no. 4 in list of best states in U.S. making beer

Posted By on Fri, Aug 29, 2014 at 10:04 AM

Beer! We've seen an ever increasing rise of Michigan's craft beer industry thanks to revamped regulations, and we've reaped the benefits because of it. Thrillist apparently agrees: In a list this week that ranks every state by its beer, Michigan earned high remarks, coming in at No. 4.  As...

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Hazel Park native T.D. Houghton to race in his hometown for the first time tonight

Posted By on Fri, Aug 29, 2014 at 10:00 AM

For the first time in his storied career, jockey T.D. Houghton will race in his hometown tonight.

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

WXYZ to open new studio in downtown Detroit

Posted By on Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 4:28 PM

WXYZ-TV Channel 7 announce today it would open a new studio in the Dan Gilbert-owned Chase Tower in downtown Detroit later this year.  The glass-enclosed studio will face outward and be located on the ground-floor lobby of the 14-story building at 611 Woodward Avenue; it will serve as the...

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Call for Art: DIA asks local artists to create ofrendas for special display

Posted By on Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 2:20 PM

The Detroit Institute of Art is asking local artists to submit proposals for ofrendas that will be displayed at the museum from Oct. 24 to Nov. 2. An ofrenda (Spanish for "offering") is a collection of objects that decorate an altar in order to honor a deceased loved one or...

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Michigan buys more of this item on Ebay than any other state

Posted By on Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 11:42 AM

Can you guess which item Michiganders buys on Ebay more than any other state? Software, apparently.  Here's the complete list of what our friends to the east and west are buying online. If anyone can explain to us Delaware's fascination with Robo Vaccums, we're all ears. ...

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Metro Times EIC Valerie Vande Panne makes Write A House finalist list

Posted By on Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 10:55 AM

Write A House, an non-profit organization established to refurbish and fill three houses in a neighborhood north of Hamtramck with writers, announced today ten finalists for its residency program — including Valerie Vande Panne, Metro Times editor-in-chief. The organization says it received roughly 350 applications in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry...

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Former Miss Michigan to join the cast of Survivor

Posted By on Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 10:15 AM

Former Miss Michigan Jaclyn Schultz and her boyfriend, Josh Misch will join the cast of the 29th season of Survivor. Schultz is a Wyandotte resident, though she currently lives in Las Vegas, while her beau hails from Waterford. Misch, a former Michigan State University football player, and Schultz will compete...

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Jeter bids Detroit adieu

Posted By on Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 9:35 AM

Yankees shortstop and Kalamazoo native Derek Jeter makes his final appearance today at Comerica Park.

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Detroit is safer to drive in than Worcester, MA

We're 104!

Posted By on Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 9:03 AM

That's right! Detroit is the 104th safest city to drive in, beating out #116 Grand Rapids, #124 Warren, and #164 Sterling Heights. The safest driving city in America, according to Allstate's America's Best Drivers Report, is Fort Collins, Colorado. Detroit is sandwiched between #103 St. Paul, Minnesota and #105...

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

PETA is coming to town

Posted By on Wed, Aug 27, 2014 at 4:32 PM

The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, better known as PETA, will make a stop at Wayne State University's main campus to speak with students about their efforts to curb animal abuse.  The organization's president, Ingrid Newkirk, will speak to students on Saturday, Sept. 13 at 2 p.m. inside...

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