Friday, February 27, 2015

Karl Ove Knausgaard writes about Detroit in NYT Magazine travel essay

Posted By on Fri, Feb 27, 2015 at 3:53 PM

Karl Ove Knausgaard, the Norwegian author who has become a literary sensation of sorts in recent years due to his six-volume autobiographical novel My Struggle, penned a mighty travel essay as the centerpiece to this week's relaunched New York Times Magazine. Turns out, Knausgaard visited Detroit on his travels...

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AC/DC more popular in Detroit than on the coasts? Yeah, we buy that.

Posted By on Fri, Feb 27, 2015 at 2:43 PM

These number crunchers inform us that we like to rock, more than those on the coasts. Thanks, number crunchers!

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The Hamtramck Music Fest is next week and it looks awesome

Posted By on Fri, Feb 27, 2015 at 12:10 PM

T.J. Grech from the Pretty Ghouls answers our questions on this year's Hamtramck Music Fest!

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Manuel 'Matty' Moroun is still pursuing his bid to build a new international bridge of his own

Posted By on Fri, Feb 27, 2015 at 10:34 AM

It's been awhile since we checked in with Ambassador Bridge owner Manuel "Matty" Moroun, the 87-year-old billionaire who would likely sell his soul to stop the construction of a new bridge between Windsor and Detroit that he won't own.  Even as President Barack Obama's administration and Canada finally announced an...

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Watch this aerial footage of Detroit from 1997

Posted By on Fri, Feb 27, 2015 at 9:27 AM

We stumbled across this aerial footage of Detroit on YouTube today, courtesy of Paul Tamm, which depicts the Motor City from above in the late 1990s. The video itself isn't the best quality and we suggest watching it on mute, but it's certainly an interesting glimpse into the city's past and...

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

The Old Shillelagh lands on list of best Irish bars in America

Posted By on Thu, Feb 26, 2015 at 4:17 PM

St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner, and if you haven't already made plans to take the holiday (and the day after) off from work, we highly suggest you do so soon because everyone knows St. Pat's is the one day when area bars open at the crack...

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Michigan native Carrie Keranen is an anime supervillian

Posted By on Thu, Feb 26, 2015 at 2:48 PM

This cartoon sounds really weird.

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Two ways to listen to the psychedelic Detroit classic "Journey to the Center of the Mind": With or without the Nuge!

Posted By on Thu, Feb 26, 2015 at 2:44 PM

The Sun City Girls, who have roots in Saginaw, did the most explosive cover of this early hit for Ted Nugent.

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Royal Oak Restaurant Week starts tomorrow

Posted By on Thu, Feb 26, 2015 at 2:27 PM

Tomorrow kicks off 10 days of fixed-price meals in Royal Oak.

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NYT highlights Wayne State police efforts in Midtown

Posted By on Thu, Feb 26, 2015 at 2:22 PM

The New York Times has a lengthy profile this week on Wayne State University's police department, and how its efforts have aided the Detroit Police Department in patrolling the city's Midtown district. From NYT: For years, calling 911 in Detroit has been a gamble. The average response time to...

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