Thursday, November 20, 2014

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. to return to the Crofoot this weekend

Posted By on Thu, Nov 20, 2014 at 3:35 PM

Home may be where the heart is, but according to Dan Zott of Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., it’s also where the party is. Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., which is made up of Zott and fellow Metro Detroiter, Josh Epstein, is currently on the final leg of a 22-show tour, which...

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Juan Atkins returns with new Model 500 music

Posted By on Thu, Nov 20, 2014 at 12:47 PM

Detroit techno pioneer Juan Atkins has announced his first new record as Model 500 in 16 years, according to Resident Advisor. The third album under the Model 500 name, it will be released on Atkins' own Metroplex Records label in January 2015. In 1981, Atkins and one Richard Davis...

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Is Whole Foods accomplishing their goal of combatting elitism, racism, and obesity in Detroit?

Posted By on Thu, Nov 20, 2014 at 11:28 AM

In April of 2012, when Walter Robb, the co-CEO of Whole Foods, spoke to the Milken Institute Global Conference, he made some rather ambitious statements on the company's goal with its new Detroit location. "We've tried to put the community first in this effort," Robb said. "I know that...

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Senate report: Goldman Sachs boosted aluminum costs by manipulating the market

Posted By on Thu, Nov 20, 2014 at 10:50 AM

A two-year investigation released this week by a U.S. Senate committee accuses two large Wall Street banks of manipulating markets for basic commodities, a point that has ties to Metro Detroit.  Starting in 2010, Goldman Sachs purchased a company, Metro International Trading Services, that owned a boatload of warehouses...

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Portland Juggalos accused of protesting gentrification with 'vulgar' flyers

Posted By on Wed, Nov 19, 2014 at 12:48 PM

Threatening flyers posted in business windows and a rash of car break-ins in a trendy Portland, Ore. neighborhood are leading some to the conclusion that local Juggalos are protesting gentrification, Portland's KOIN reports.  Flyers reading "You have been targeted by the Juggalo Family to get the out. Vacate...

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ICYMI: Watch 'Daily Show' correspondent completely nail the Detroit water shut-offs debate

Posted By on Wed, Nov 19, 2014 at 11:59 AM

In case you missed it — The Daily Show correspondent Jessica Williams traveled to Detroit in Monday's episode to cover the Detroit water shut-offs, and of course, handled the issue with the show's typical brand of snark. "Once again, poor people were just blaming the victim — innocent 18-hole...

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Duggan to announce launch of Detroit side-lot program

Posted By on Wed, Nov 19, 2014 at 11:34 AM

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan will announce this afternoon an expansion of a program that would allow residents to purchase thousands of vacant side lots across the city from the Detroit Land Bank Authority. During the press conference, scheduled for 1 p.m., Duggan will reveal details of "side lot sales...

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Michigan's no-helmet law for motorcyclists has brought more deaths

Posted By on Wed, Nov 19, 2014 at 9:58 AM

Since Republican Gov. Rick Snyder decided to sign into a law that repealed Michigan's required motorcycle helmet law, 25 percent of riders choose to cruise without one, according to Bridge magazine. That, almost entirely expected, has brought about more issues. From Bridge: The annual cost of that freedom: roughly...

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Michiganders drink a lot of booze

Posted By on Wed, Nov 19, 2014 at 9:08 AM

At least that's the conclusion of the folks at Thrillist, who recently ranked America's booziest states from 50 to one by comparing 10 distinct criterion — from per-capita craft breweries to last-call hours.  How did Michigan fair, you ask? Quite respectably, indeed.  17. Michigan Standout stat: 109 wineries and vineyards Solid stats all...

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Fundraising by Gov. Snyder's NERD fund spikes in 2013; not yet officially dissolved

Posted By on Tue, Nov 18, 2014 at 4:22 PM

Remember the NERD Fund? Fundraising by the controversial nonprofit created by Republican Gov. Rick Snyder increased in 2013, and the fund spent more than it took in, according to a recently released financial filing. And although the nonprofit reported that it has yet to officially dissolve, the NERD Fund's...

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