Monday, May 8, 2017

Tell us how your mother fought the patriarchy for Mother's Day

Posted By on Mon, May 8, 2017 at 3:33 PM

As long as I can remember, my mother's never worn makeup. From photographs, it appears she may have swept some black mascara onto her lashes on her wedding day, but that was three years before I was born. She stopped dying her hair what seems like a decade ago and...

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

This solar-powered converted train car can be your home for $675k

Posted By on Wed, May 3, 2017 at 10:58 AM

Tiny homes might be the current trend in homeownership, but what about a solar-powered train car? There's one for sale in Northport and it's probably nicer than all the houses in your neighborhood. The one-bedroom, 1,200-plus square foot home is unique, to say the least. And outfitted with a lot...

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Metro Times kicked ass at the SPJ awards

Posted By on Thu, Apr 20, 2017 at 7:35 AM

Your favorite alt weekly (us) was well-represented at the annual Society of Professional Journalists awards Detroit chapter ceremony on Wednesday night, competing against the dailies, radio, and other outlets. The highest honors went to our longtime Politics & Prejudices columnist Jack Lessenberry, who earned a lifetime achievement award alongside...

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

19 extraordinary things to do in metro Detroit this week

Posted By on Wed, Apr 5, 2017 at 1:00 AM

Wednesday, 4/5 Chicano Batman @ El Club What are you doing tonight? Chicano Batman is a quartet from Los Angeles, and their music, which dabbles in a psychedelic hodgepodge of updated Tropicalia so fervent that you feel like you’re at the beach, definitely reflects that. Totally go to this, OK....

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Eastern Market and Michigan food processor promise locals nutritious food and jobs

Posted By on Tue, Apr 4, 2017 at 10:49 AM

Michigan farmers produce over 300 commodities, making us the second most diverse agriculture industry in the country, beat out only by California. Yet, many Detroiters lack access to fresh fruits and vegetables. You may have heard the city referred to as a "food desert." Things are getting better as restaurants...

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

18 fun things to do in metro Detroit this week

Posted By on Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 1:00 AM

Wednesday, 2/22 Garage Talk: The Other F Word @ TechTown Detroit What is the other “F word?” For entrepreneurs, it’s failure — and it should not be feared. The full name of this panel discussion is “How Successful Entrepreneurs Put Failure to Work,” which will include insights from local luminaries...

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

18 metro Detroit date ideas to impress your lover

Posted By on Wed, Feb 8, 2017 at 1:00 AM

Thursday, 2/9 Pepper, Less Than Jake @ Majestic Theatre Pepper has been around since 1997, and has released seven pretty awesome alternative rock/ska albums in that time span. Since the Hawaiian band moved to the mainland, they’ve had a pretty spectacular career, and most people have probably heard them without...

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Monday, February 6, 2017

Macomb County WWII collector displays Nazi caboodle in Craigslist ad

Posted By on Mon, Feb 6, 2017 at 11:04 AM

File this one under WTF. Five days ago a collector seeking, "WWI, WWII, Vietnam American, German, and Japanese items" posted an ad on the Detroit Craigslist page with this, uh, remarkable and eye-catching image. The collector — who, I suppose, could choose to amass Nazi paraphernalia for reasons other than...

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Friday, January 27, 2017

Annual Fathers Conference to hold workshops on raising LGTBQ youth and more

Posted By on Fri, Jan 27, 2017 at 12:16 PM

"Stereotypes about childcare are changing on their own, we're just trying to change them faster," says Leon Walker, an executive director of the Annual Father's Conference to be held in Waterford tomorrow afternoon. While there's no doubt there's great disparity and some seriously divisive gender roles involved in parenting, Walker...

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Frontier Ruckus' adorable new music video focuses on its only female member

Posted By on Wed, Jan 25, 2017 at 10:35 AM

Detroit-based Frontier Ruckus just released a new music video for "Our Flowers are Still Burning," a track off their forthcoming record, Enter the Kingdom. The track, while cheery, has solemn origins. Matthew Milia, the band's lead singer, was inspired to craft the tune based on a particularly difficult period in his...

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