Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Check out this footage of the Detroit level in 'The Crew,' a new realistic racing video game

Posted By on Tue, Aug 19, 2014 at 3:04 PM

The Crew is an upcoming next-gen racing video game that features realistic levels based on U.S. cities — so of course, the Motor City has to make an appearance. You can view footage of closed beta testing of the Detroit level below. There are a few obvious differences between...

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Here's what Kevyn Orr's daily schedule looks like over one week

Posted By on Tue, Aug 19, 2014 at 1:38 PM

As the director of the Largest Municipal Bankruptcy in the Nation's History™, Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr is a busy guy. So, we had a thought: What's the daily grind for someone in his position? The White House already posts President Barack Obama's daily schedule — why not do the...

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Monday, August 18, 2014

More than 75 percent of Michiganders were born in Michigan

Posted By on Mon, Aug 18, 2014 at 1:42 PM

The New York Times discovered something most of us in the Mitten were probably unaware of: 77 percent of Michigan's residents were born in the state, a figure rivaled only by Louisiana, whose populace consists of 79 percent Creole State natives. The reason for Michigan's numbers, NYT writes, can...

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Detroit Rubber Season 2 Stars Today

Posted By on Mon, Aug 18, 2014 at 1:13 PM

Fans of Royal Oak's sneaker shop Burn Rubber and the show it spawned, Detroit Rubber, will get another helping of the online reality series starting today. Episode one of season two premiered on WatchLoud today complete with Rick Williams, Ro Spit, AZ, Devin, and John Jay. Last season saw special...

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Rocker Darren Robbins faces jail time for harmless graffiti

Posted By on Mon, Aug 18, 2014 at 11:46 AM

A southwestern Michigan man faces up to a year in jail and up to $2,000 in fines for painting "I love you Jolene" on a vacant building in Cass County — in temporary, washable chalk — WBEZ's Jim DeRogatis reports. Darren Robbins 48, painted the message for his friend, who...

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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Dungeons & Dragons 5 is coming — to Ann Arbor

Posted By on Sat, Aug 16, 2014 at 12:15 PM

It’s a quirk of the early 21st century that everything that’s doesn’t involve a microchip is suddenly being called “analog.” It’s as though 99.999 percent of human heritage is now relegated to being the exception in our shiny new digital world.

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Friday, August 15, 2014

Michigan Renaissance Festival opens tomorrow!

Posted By on Fri, Aug 15, 2014 at 4:08 PM

The Michigan Renaissance Festival is slated to open tomorrow for the first weekend of the season. Set in Holly, Mich., the fest takes patrons back to the 16th century for jousting, comedy shows, games, archery, people-powered rides, drinking, shopping, and more. The festival will open its 36th year with the...

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Detroit seeks to demolish Kahn-designed Park Avenue Building

Posted By on Fri, Aug 15, 2014 at 3:28 PM

Detroit appears to be keeping its promise to go after owners of blighted commercial buildings: City officials have set their sight on the Albert Kahn-designed historic Park Avenue Building, The Detroit News reports. The 12-story building at West Adams and Park avenues has been empty for about 15 years. ...

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Metro Detroit drivers are having a pretty rough week

Posted By on Fri, Aug 15, 2014 at 2:52 PM

Metro Detroit drivers have had a pretty rough week. On Monday, commuters were walloped by an unreal rainstorm that turned our some of our roads into waterways, and others into mini-mudslides. This morning, a portion of 1-94 at Warren buckled causing enormous backups. TGIF....

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Kelly Miller Circus won't come to town

Posted By on Fri, Aug 15, 2014 at 2:11 PM

The City of Taylor recently denied Kelly Miller Circus the permit that's required to bring its exotic animals to town.  Of course, PETA had something to do with it. They sent a letter to city council, urging them to acknowledge the abuse inflicted on animals like elephants and tigers in...

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