Sunday, December 28, 2014

ICYMI: How a white architect is the granddaddy of hip-hop

Posted By on Sun, Dec 28, 2014 at 10:00 PM

Back in September, we ran a story about architect and Highland Park native Michael Ford.  Ford asserts that the grandfather of hip-hop "came long before the 1970s when DJ Kool Herc and Afrika Bambaattaa were dropping beats on Sedgwick Avenue in the South Bronx." The whole thing, he says, was inspired...

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Who's the Best Dressed Lion?

Posted By on Sun, Dec 28, 2014 at 1:37 PM

As the Lions go in to their game v. Green Bay, the team seriously wants to know: Who's the best-dressed Lion? Check out the five candidates here, and more photos from the road trip (and we think additional candidates) here. Who do you think the winner is? Let us...

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Here are three things you need to read this Sunday

Posted By on Sun, Dec 28, 2014 at 10:56 AM

It's Sunday, and before the Detroit Lions take on the Green Bay Packers in their regular season finale, you should kick back, grab a cup of coffee, and read something worthwhile. Here are three suggestions to start: "Martin Brest Directed Beverly Hills Cop, Midnight Run And, Yes, Gigli. Then He...

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Report: Jim Harbaugh will accept University of Michigan coaching job

Posted By on Sun, Dec 28, 2014 at 12:38 AM

In recent days, a number of observers have speculated that San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh would take a job as the next coach of the University of Michigan's football team. If Jason Cole of The Bleacher Report is correct, Ann Arbor should roll out the welcome mats: Two members...

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Saturday, December 27, 2014

ICYMI: The Guardian on Detroit (The Brand)

Posted By on Sat, Dec 27, 2014 at 10:41 PM

Some say 2014 was Detroit's year. You know, being reborn and all.  Others say things like “What is important to mention is the way in which profit-making ventures – in some cases the very manufacturing firms that devastated the local economy – seek to exploit the image of de-industrialization, rebrand...

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Snyder green-lights historically ineffective program to drug test welfare recipients

Posted By on Sat, Dec 27, 2014 at 12:59 PM

Welfare recipients in three counties across Michigan may be subjected to drug tests as part of a one-year pilot program created under a law signed Friday by Gov. Rick Snyder. By most accounts, it's a pointless, ineffective exercise. But in a statement Friday, Snyder contended the $500,000 program would,...

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Friday, December 26, 2014

Emagine Canton will screen 'The Interview' for free

Posted By on Fri, Dec 26, 2014 at 12:40 PM

You may have heard about the controversy surrounding the release of a movie called The Interview. It stars Seth Rogan and James Franco as the pair attempt to assassinate North Korea's Kim Jong Un with the help of the CIA. Of course, some folks weren't happy about Hollywood making a...

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Thursday, December 25, 2014

Blues great Alberta Adams dead at 97

Posted By on Thu, Dec 25, 2014 at 9:21 PM

Alberta Adams, "the Queen of the Blues," died early on Christmas in Dearborn of congestive heart failure. She was 97. Fortunately, Brett Callwood had the chance to interview Adams earlier this year. Revisit the piece here....

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Merry Christmas from Metro Times!

Posted By on Thu, Dec 25, 2014 at 10:55 AM

Merry Christmas, MT Readers!  We were thinking of you this morning, when we re-discovered the James Brown classic Christmas album, Funky Christmas. The album features such songs as "Christmas is Love" and "Santa Claus, Go Straight to the Ghetto."  It got us moving this morning, so we wanted to...

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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

It's supposed to be snowing not raining this Christmas eve, but whatever here are three great rain songs

Posted By on Wed, Dec 24, 2014 at 3:57 PM

Never trust a person who says that they love the rain. That person is either a liar, or they have very strange taste. When it comes to music, however, there are loads of great songs about the rain, probably because it's the perfect weather to be inside and banging...

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