Sunday, October 19, 2014

UAW-Ford is sponsoring free mammograms this week

Posted By on Sun, Oct 19, 2014 at 12:30 PM

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, UAW-Ford is offering free mammogram screenings for metro Detroit women. The Northland Radiology mobile mammogram unit will provide the screenings.  The screenings will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Monday, Oct. 20 through Wednesday, Oct. 22. The mobile unit...

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United Nations officials to hear from Detroiters affected by water shut-offs

Posted By on Sun, Oct 19, 2014 at 10:58 AM

After calling the city's water shut-off program an affront to human rights, officials from the United Nations will visit Detroit this evening to hear from impacted residents.  A bevy of local groups have organized the meeting with the United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner for Human...

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Red Bull asks artists to make art out of Red Bull

Posted By on Sat, Oct 18, 2014 at 4:00 PM

Well, we spoke too soon. Not long after we playfully ribbed Sierra Mist for enlisting artists to create art about Sierra Mist (and said "Red Bull is more subtle in their branding, though, and they certainly never ask its artists to make art about Red Bull"), we're told that...

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Detroit to celebrate Willie Horton Day today at Navin Field

Posted By on Sat, Oct 18, 2014 at 11:11 AM

Michigan celebrates the 11th annual Willie Horton Day, honoring the former Detroit Tiger for his outstanding career both on and off the playing field.

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Friday, October 17, 2014

In defense of the DIA's executive compensation

Posted By on Fri, Oct 17, 2014 at 4:22 PM

The Detroit Institute of Arts has found itself in hot water this week after it was revealed that its chief operating officer Annmarie Erickson and director Graham Beal quietly got raises while the museum faced tough financial times. Beal got a 13 percent raise, it was reported, while Erickson...

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Don't miss Howl 'Ween at Canine to Five on Sunday

Posted By on Fri, Oct 17, 2014 at 3:52 PM

Hey, dogs like Halloween, too! Well, maybe they don't so much like being dressed up like hamburgers or spiders, but they sure do love a treat. Canine to Five in Ferndale is hosting a special Halloween bash just for pups and the people who love them. It all takes place...

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College for Creative Studies to collaborate with Shinola for a new fashion accessories design program

Posted By on Fri, Oct 17, 2014 at 3:37 PM

The College for Creative Studies (CCS) is teaming up with Shinola for a brand new Bachelors of Fine Arts program. When the Fashion Accessories Design program launches in the fall of 2015, it will be of the only programs of its kind in the country. It's also the first and...

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Report: Community Benefits ordinance not 'absolute requirement' for development to sign agreement

Posted By on Fri, Oct 17, 2014 at 1:23 PM

For weeks, reports have framed Detroit's proposed Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) ordinance as a red-tape nightmare that would mandate major developers to sign such a deal with the community.  That's not the case, according to a report issued this week by Detroit City Council's Legislative Policy Division (LPD). It would...

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Obama, Bill Clinton will campaign for Michigan's Democratic gubernatorial and U.S. Senate candidates

Posted By on Fri, Oct 17, 2014 at 10:07 AM

President Barack Obama and former president Bill Clinton will stump for Michigan's Democratic gubernatorial and U.S. Senate candidates in the coming weeks, according to the Detroit News. The expected campaign appearances for Mark Schauer, who is seeking to overturn incumbent Republican Gov. Rick Snyder, and U.S. Rep. Gary Peters,...

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MAP: Michigan is divided when it comes to rooting for college football teams

Posted By on Fri, Oct 17, 2014 at 8:07 AM

A recently published map illustrates that Michigan roots for two teams equally when it comes to college football. The two schools represented are, of course, the University of Michigan and Michigan State University, which are both known for their dedicated band of followers.  The map comes to us via the New...

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