Monday, December 15, 2014

Here's what Michigan is the absolute worst at, according to Thrillist

Posted By on Mon, Dec 15, 2014 at 10:20 AM

It comes as no surprise, really, that the one thing Thrillist pegs Michigan for being the worst at is maintaining our roads. We've written before about Michigan roads funding going absolutely nowhere, and we may very well write about it again, as lawmakers continue to go round and round the...

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Peet's Coffee to close Michigan branches

Posted By on Mon, Dec 15, 2014 at 9:59 AM

Less than a year and a half after opening up retail stores throughout Michigan, Peet's Coffee & Tea has announced it's shuttering all in-state locations, as well as all outlets in Ohio and Pennsylvania. Today is the last day for business. “After nearly an 18-month assessment of our Ohio, Michigan...

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Bill Bonds, and what he meant

Posted By on Mon, Dec 15, 2014 at 9:48 AM

Detroit lost a living link to its unruly past with the death of TV anchorman Bill Bonds last week.

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Sunday, December 14, 2014

No one surprised that Rebel Kind's release show was fun as hell

Posted By on Sun, Dec 14, 2014 at 11:58 PM

Donovan’s was packed like sardines Saturday night for the Ann Arbor-based trio Rebel Kind’s “Surprise Record Release Party.” I’m not sure what the surprise was. Helium balloons were awkwardly clumped up near the small spot on the floor where the band set-up place was (not a stage). The band themselves...

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ICYMI: Read a high school student's simple solution to Shinola's branding problem

Posted By on Sun, Dec 14, 2014 at 12:39 PM

In case you missed it ... sure, the Internet is lousy with plenty of thinkpieces about Shinola, the luxury watch and bicycle brand that opened in Detroit last year and is credited for such lofty claims like "bringing manufacturing back to Detroit." But if you can be bothered to read one...

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The price of an old Metro Times cover

Posted By on Sun, Dec 14, 2014 at 11:13 AM

is, apparently, $45, firm. We spotted this cover, from a "Best of" issue we put out on March 14, 2001, for sale at Eastern Market antiques, yours for only $45.  Metro Times: Collector's Item? The cheapest investment you'll ever make? ...

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Saturday, December 13, 2014

Watch: Michigan police officers give out gifts instead of traffic tickets

Posted By on Sat, Dec 13, 2014 at 5:41 PM

This week, police officers in Lowell, MI (just outside of Grand Rapids) spread an extra dose of holiday cheer. Instead of giving out traffic tickets, they surprised folks with a bounty of holiday gifts. We won't spoil any of the feel good moments— just watch 'em all below. ...

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Detroit ranked safest city in the country (from natural disasters)

Posted By on Sat, Dec 13, 2014 at 11:10 AM

Sure, some folks say we ain't the fairest of cities, and maybe we've won a Murder Cup or two, but when it comes to natural disasters, the Motor City is as safe and reliable as they come.  At least according to the data geeks at HomeOwnersInsurance.com who listed Detroit...

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Sneak peek at Hopcat's VIP opening

Posted By on Sat, Dec 13, 2014 at 10:32 AM

We went to Hopcat's opening last night. Here's what we saw and drank.

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Photo of the Day: The Great Lakes from the International Space Station

Posted By on Sat, Dec 13, 2014 at 8:33 AM

Earlier this week, Commander Barry Wilmore of Expedition 42 took this stunning photo of the Great Lakes (well, most of them anyway) and the central United States from aboard the International Space Station.  NASA Astronauts tweeted out the photo on Sunday. ...

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