Thursday, July 28, 2016

What do people wonder most about Michigan?

Posted By on Thu, Jul 28, 2016 at 1:43 PM

Is it why we say "pop" instead of "soda"? Why we have a 10 cent deposit on returnables or so many damn potholes? True, those are all valid questions and ones often asked on Google, but when the folks at Mental Floss asked the search engine "why does Michigan..." there...

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Wanna be our digital content intern?

Posted By on Thu, Jul 28, 2016 at 11:04 AM

Looking for a fall internship that values your excellent taste in GIFs, Reddit karma ranking, and generalized anxiety ? Want to work in an office with a staff who regularly go on group 7-Eleven excursions? Great, keep reading.   Detroit Metro Times is looking for someone who loves fun and...

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BREAKING: you're paying out the a** to rent in Detroit

Posted By on Thu, Jul 28, 2016 at 10:58 AM

Thanks to predatory mortgage lenders, corporate greed, and plain old stupidity, the homeownership part of the American Dream has become increasingly difficult. In order to sidestep the risk of making a poor investment, many families are now opting to rent rather than enter into a 30-year loan payment plan that...

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Video premiere: djkage's 'Song of Victory'

Posted By on Thu, Jul 28, 2016 at 10:10 AM

We're proud to premiere the video to one of our favorite hip-hop tracks from last year. This is some next-level awesomeness, right here.

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A guy named Kevin replaces family photos with Steve Buscemi's face

Posted By on Thu, Jul 28, 2016 at 9:06 AM

Well done, sir. Well done.  Some guy from Wisconsin named Kevin whose Twitter handle is @quehoodrat (because who else would do such a thing?) decided to replace photos in the family home with images of actor Steve Buscemi.  Thanks to his dear sister, Clare, who tweeted out what was going...

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'Videoblogs' film returns for second screening at Cinema Detroit

Posted By on Thu, Jul 28, 2016 at 8:30 AM

After a single screening at Cinema Detroit in May, The Videoblogs is having another run at the venue starting July 29. Written and directed by NYC-based filmmaker Michael DiBiasio, much of the motivation to make this movie came from wanting to open up and contribute to conversations around mental...

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Groove and grub this weekend at Piggyback BBQ Fest in Pontiac

Posted By on Thu, Jul 28, 2016 at 8:00 AM

Calling themselves the "ultimate BBQ festival in Oakland County," the Piggyback BBQ Festival in downtown Pontiac will surely be one for the books.  This festival is so packed with festivities, it's a shame it's only one day long. Events include cooking demos and competitions, Motown and blues music, a free...

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Here's what you need to know about your local primaries

Posted By on Thu, Jul 28, 2016 at 7:00 AM

While the nation's attention is focused on the presidential circus election coming up in November, many forget that local primaries are just around the corner. On August 2, Michiganders will have the chance to vote on a number of local races and issues, which given the status of the national...

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

To make the perfect burger, this Australian joint only uses McClure's

Posted By on Wed, Jul 27, 2016 at 4:07 PM

The pickle gets the special treatment on these Aussie-based burgers.

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Harvard study: Wayne County an 'extreme outlier' on juvenile life sentences

Posted By on Wed, Jul 27, 2016 at 3:22 PM

Wayne County accounts for 18 percent of Michigan's population, but maintains at least 40 percent of the state's juvenile life sentences.

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