Friday, September 12, 2014

Detroit's newest unwanted savior: Dome Homes

Posted By on Fri, Sep 12, 2014 at 5:01 PM

The latest contender for the role of Detrosavior is a fellow who goes by the name David Apollo, and he proposes to save the city of Detroit with dome architecture. In fact, he's a finalist in National Geographic's Expedition Granted, despite the fact that his video pitch apparently has no audio, and no description of what he aims to do.

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NoCirc protested in Lansing today, will protest in Royal Oak tomorrow

Posted By on Fri, Sep 12, 2014 at 4:48 PM

NoCirc of Michigan, an organization that protests the act of male circumcision, marched on the state's capitol today, hoping to impress on both doctors and the public their opposition to the practice of removing a male infant's foreskin. They were joined by the Bloodstained Men and Their Friends, a group...

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Tonight: Support local LGBTQ youth at CCS

Posted By on Fri, Sep 12, 2014 at 3:53 PM

Tonight you can support local LGBTQ young people at VOICES, an event held at the College for Creative Studies benefiting the Ruth Ellis Center in Highland Park. The 2014 Ruth Ellis Center annual event VOICES brings together the combined philosophies of positive youth development and social justice while bringing awareness...

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The Funky Ferndale Art Fair starts today at 3 p.m.

Posted By on Fri, Sep 12, 2014 at 2:23 PM

DIY Street Fair and the Funky Ferndale Art Fair are both going on this weekend. While DIY focuses on local crafters, local bands, and local foods, the Funky Ferndale Art Fair brings together funky fine artists who work in just about any medium you could think of. DIY starts at...

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Native Detroiter Richard Kiel, aka "Jaws," dead at 74

Posted By on Fri, Sep 12, 2014 at 10:36 AM

Richard Kiel, best known for his performances as "Jaws" in the 1970s James Bond movies, is dead at 74. He was born in Detroit in 1939. Though he moved away at age 9, we've always liked the fact that he had Detroit roots. And we just wrote about him a few weeks ago, in our roundup of movies about football, for his excellent performance as the gentle giant in 1970's The Longest Yard. Rest in peace, Richard.

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Stevie Wonder to perform 'Songs in the Key of Life' live

Posted By on Fri, Sep 12, 2014 at 9:43 AM

Stevie Wonder performed his classic 1976 album Songs in the Key of Life live for the first time at an L.A. benefit concert late last year. Now, he will take the performance on an 11-date tour that stops at the Palace of Auburn Hills on Nov. 20. Wonder told Rolling...

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Lawyers: Documents show Detroiters were blindsided by faulty water department billing

Posted By on Thu, Sep 11, 2014 at 5:01 PM

This just in: According to documents obtained by civil rights attorneys, Detroiters were unfairly hit with six years' worth of retroactive sewerage fees totaling more than $100 million.

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Satanic Temple's devil statue won't be Detroit's first

Posted By on Thu, Sep 11, 2014 at 4:26 PM

Holy rollers are rocked by news that the Satanic Temple will open an outpost in our fair city, complete with a statue of the horned one. The group peddles its humanistic "religion" as a way to challenge the cretinous brand of Christian exceptionalism that has swept the country over the last few decades, and we think they're an amusing bunch of satirists with a message that seems more reasonable than many a faith.

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Throwback Thursday: That time Keith Olbermann called the DEGC & George Jackson the "World's Worst"

Posted By on Thu, Sep 11, 2014 at 12:52 PM

Our recent unveiling of the thick and shifty nature of the DEGC has inspired readers to take a careful read and remind us of past DEGC travesties, such as when they sold out the old Tiger Stadium (Navin Field). Check out this gem from MSNBC:  ...

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Lessons for Detroit from Grand Rapids' not-so-rapid BRT system

Posted By on Thu, Sep 11, 2014 at 10:19 AM

Metro Detroit's leaders and transit-watchers should take notice of the brand-spanking new transit system in Grand Rapids — if only because it uses "Bus Rapid Transit," the same model planned for metro Detroit in coming years.

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