Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Fuck them so hard for including Prince on that torture list

Posted By on Wed, Dec 17, 2014 at 2:26 PM

I still feel sick to my stomach over all the details of the torture of detainees held by the US since 9/11, and the complicity and active engagement of so many government workers and paid consultants. I'm sure you feel this way, too. It didn't stop when President Obama...

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Two years after forming, the Regional Transit Authority finally has a website

Posted By on Wed, Dec 17, 2014 at 12:11 PM

In the past, we've talked about metro Detroit's struggles to implement an efficient regional public transit system. In recent years, however, many transit boosters have pointed to the creation of the Southeastern Regional Transit Authority (RTA) as a sign of better things to come. Except, since Gov. Rick Snyder...

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. is only an 'up-and-coming' band, according to CBS

Posted By on Wed, Dec 17, 2014 at 11:52 AM

WWJ-TV gave us their picks for their five "Best Up-And-Coming Detroit Bands Of 2014" last week, a list that left us in the MT office scratching our heads (and no, it wasn't just because of their inclusion of the Mega '80s, an 11 year-old '80s cover band). One of the...

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Our local coney contest draws a travel correspondent

Posted By on Wed, Dec 17, 2014 at 11:35 AM

AP travel editor Beth J. Harpaz came to town to experience our two coney palaces downtown.

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The Nutcracker gets some Motown soul for the third year in a row

Posted By on Wed, Dec 17, 2014 at 9:38 AM

Tchaikovsky's seminal Christmas tale has been performed by troupes the world over, but none have infused it with such soul and Detroit flavor as the Motown Nutcracker.  This version, which takes the stage at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Theatre in Dearborn, changes the story a little bit and...

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Don't believe in Christmas

Posted By on Wed, Dec 17, 2014 at 9:15 AM

Of the thousand ripoffs, variations and versions of Chuck Berry's 1956 hit "Too Much Monkey Business," "Don't Believe in Christmas" by Tacoma, WA's pride and joy, the Sonics, is one of them. I personally have a soft spot for throwaway/ novelty songs by great bands. The idea partly is...

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

News Hits: Schuette OKs school taxes for new Red Wings arena

Posted By on Tue, Dec 16, 2014 at 8:30 PM

Last week was seen as a big deal for Detroit: For one thing, the city officially emerged from municipal bankruptcy, ending an 18-month bout of financial wrangling with itself. On the same day, the owners of Little Caesars, Mike and Marian Ilitch, announced they would construct a new eight-story headquarters...

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News Hits: State bill to allow car titles to be used for loans dies

Posted By on Tue, Dec 16, 2014 at 8:30 PM

The News Hits crew was elated to find out a bill introduced in the Michigan Senate didn’t survive this year’s lame-duck session. The bill introduced by outgoing Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville (R-Monroe) would’ve allowed auto-title lenders to do business in Michigan under state law authorizing pawnbrokers to operate. As...

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A Walk on the Wild Side with Nolan Finley

Posted By on Tue, Dec 16, 2014 at 5:50 PM

Judging by a recent, 107-word editor's note, the Detroit News' Nolan Finley evidently has a hard time finding a downtown bar that stays open past midnight. We have some news for him.

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Restoration Hardware to come to Detroit: Prepare for primo Dumpster Diving

Posted By on Tue, Dec 16, 2014 at 3:25 PM

According to a recent report from Crain's, Restoration Hardware is opening an outlet store on Woodward in Downtown Detroit. Restoration Hardware's retail store was once known throughout the low income communities of New York City as having exceptional Dumpster Diving. We've seen plenty of discarded RH picture frames and furniture rocked...

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