Thursday, July 28, 2016

Colvin and Earle will melt together at the Soundboard

Posted By on Thu, Jul 28, 2016 at 5:20 PM

Since meeting in the mid-80s, Shawn Colvin and Steve Earle have been friends, admiring each others talents, sharing the stage, and supporting each other in their musical careers. Recently, they've decided to present a collaboration, blending each of their talents into one piece of cathartic artwork. Putting their differing styles...

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Trans woman attacked in Dearborn bar, prompting renewed focus on hate crimes

Posted By on Thu, Jul 28, 2016 at 4:50 PM

Transgender women in metro Detroit face particularly difficult obstacles, as MT investigative reporter Allie Gross highlighted in her in-depth piece "The Throwaways." Many find it difficult to get jobs other than sex work, live in poverty, and are the target of heinous crimes.  Earlier this week Courtney Purvis, a...

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Flint-made Olympic gold medalist, Claressa Shields, will never give up

Posted By on Thu, Jul 28, 2016 at 4:44 PM

"I'm gonna win. Period." That was the statement Flint native and Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields gave to NPR regarding her chances at this summer's games in Rio.  Claressa Shields, 21, is the first woman ever to win a gold medal in women's boxing in the Olympics in 2012....

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Primanti Bros. will give away free sandwiches next month at its new Taylor location

Posted By on Thu, Jul 28, 2016 at 3:55 PM

Who doesn't like free?  If you speak to practically anyone who visits Pittsburgh for a day, they'd probably tell you Primanti Bros. is perfect. If you've never been, now's your chance: Next month, the company marks the grand opening of its 35th location in Taylor — and there's a sandwich...

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U-M coach heading to the Rio Olympics

Posted By on Thu, Jul 28, 2016 at 3:10 PM

Olympic swimmers in Rio will have the assistance of a University of Michigan coach during this year's games. Mike Bottom is the head coach for the university's swimming and diving team and is no stranger to the Olympic Games.  Bottom has been a part of training Olympians for the...

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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 the...

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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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