Friday, July 1, 2016

105.1 is now Detroit's Throwback Hip Hop and R&B station

Posted By on Fri, Jul 1, 2016 at 3:39 PM

And it's playing 10,000 songs in a row to kick things off.

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Update: heartbreaking news from the wizarding world of Harry Potter

Posted By on Fri, Jul 1, 2016 at 3:25 PM

Say it isn't so, J.K. Rowling! You may remember a few months ago that Harry Potter author and all around Queen J.K. Rowling announced a slew of magical schools of Witchcraft and Wizardry from around the world – including one special North American school called Ilvermorny via Pottermore.  Rumors swirled the...

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Free Detroit music camp explores the interplay of music and literacy

Posted By on Fri, Jul 1, 2016 at 3:23 PM

The next generation of Detroit hitmakers have a chance to enroll in a free summer camp, thanks to Eminem and Carhartt. We know, keep reading.  Verses: Exploring Literacy through Lyrics and Song is a program offered by the Michigan State University Community Music School-Detroit (CMS-D), located on Woodward Avenue in Midtown., that explores...

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Urban beer garden to open in Detroit

Posted By on Fri, Jul 1, 2016 at 2:20 PM

"Most backyards are boring AF, Old Miami and a few others excluded," says Mark R. Beard. Beard is a co-founder of Stadt Garten, an urban beer garden that's set to open up in Midtown on Saturday, July 16. It will not be boring AF.  Stadt Garten, which translates to "City...

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Hawaiian 8th grader offered football scholarship from U-M

Posted By on Fri, Jul 1, 2016 at 12:53 PM

Eighth grade quarterback Sol-Jay Maiava may be on the 2020 U-M football roster, after being offered a scholarship from Coach Jim Harbaugh directly at the U-M satellite camp in Hawaii. As Youth1 reports, Maiava is 6 feet and 1 inch tall, and weighs in at 180 pounds (170 according to his Twitter...

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Michigan's newest education fight: Public aid for private schools

Posted By on Fri, Jul 1, 2016 at 12:47 PM

If you thought the charter vs. public debate was bad, get ready for the next frontier in ed wars ...

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Farts and Erections: How the most absurd movie of the year is also the most poignant

Posted By on Fri, Jul 1, 2016 at 11:45 AM

I had this debate with myself while my dog was shitting. It was about whether or not I choose to be lonely. Half of me said: "You have no patience and little interest in the mundane nature of others, so you avoid them and that's why you're lonely." I...

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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Detroit Sports 105.1 is dead, and Jeff Moss is PISSED

Posted By on Thu, Jun 30, 2016 at 3:46 PM

In a veritable tirade posted on, Detroit sports blogger Jeff Moss spoke out on last night’s flipping of 105.1 WMGC, a former Detroit sports radio station, to an oldies station. Moss details at length his perceived mismanagement of the radio station from its beginnings three years ago, his...

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Yeah, Michigan's #1, but f*ck this old Thrillist list for real

Posted By on Thu, Jun 30, 2016 at 2:27 PM

Apparently some site named Michigan the No. 1 state last year, and everyone's writing about it. Again.  Since we didn't write about it last year, and since everyone's writing about it again, we figure now's as good a time as ever to throw our 2 cents in.  About this...

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Michigan is almost the least patriotic state in this great nation

Posted By on Thu, Jun 30, 2016 at 1:44 PM

We at Metro Times are patriots, believe it or not. This fine country allows us to the right to write about things like this, and like this, and to post ads in the back of our book that have some alleging we're part of international crime organizations, and for...

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