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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Metro Times kicked ass at the SPJ awards

Posted By on Thu, Apr 20, 2017 at 7:35 AM

Your favorite alt weekly (us) was well-represented at the annual Society of Professional Journalists awards Detroit chapter ceremony on Wednesday night, competing against the dailies, radio, and other outlets. The highest honors went to our longtime Politics & Prejudices columnist Jack Lessenberry, who earned a lifetime achievement award alongside...

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

19 extraordinary things to do in metro Detroit this week

Posted By on Wed, Apr 5, 2017 at 1:00 AM

Wednesday, 4/5 Chicano Batman @ El Club What are you doing tonight? Chicano Batman is a quartet from Los Angeles, and their music, which dabbles in a psychedelic hodgepodge of updated Tropicalia so fervent that you feel like you’re at the beach, definitely reflects that. Totally go to this, OK....

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

18 fun things to do in metro Detroit this week

Posted By on Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 1:00 AM

Wednesday, 2/22 Garage Talk: The Other F Word @ TechTown Detroit What is the other “F word?” For entrepreneurs, it’s failure — and it should not be feared. The full name of this panel discussion is “How Successful Entrepreneurs Put Failure to Work,” which will include insights from local luminaries...

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

18 metro Detroit date ideas to impress your lover

Posted By on Wed, Feb 8, 2017 at 1:00 AM

Thursday, 2/9 Pepper, Less Than Jake @ Majestic Theatre Pepper has been around since 1997, and has released seven pretty awesome alternative rock/ska albums in that time span. Since the Hawaiian band moved to the mainland, they’ve had a pretty spectacular career, and most people have probably heard them without...

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Monday, February 6, 2017

Macomb County WWII collector displays Nazi caboodle in Craigslist ad

Posted By on Mon, Feb 6, 2017 at 11:04 AM

File this one under WTF. Five days ago a collector seeking, "WWI, WWII, Vietnam American, German, and Japanese items" posted an ad on the Detroit Craigslist page with this, uh, remarkable and eye-catching image. The collector — who, I suppose, could choose to amass Nazi paraphernalia for reasons other than...

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Friday, January 27, 2017

Annual Fathers Conference to hold workshops on raising LGTBQ youth and more

Posted By on Fri, Jan 27, 2017 at 12:16 PM

"Stereotypes about childcare are changing on their own, we're just trying to change them faster," says Leon Walker, an executive director of the Annual Father's Conference to be held in Waterford tomorrow afternoon. While there's no doubt there's great disparity and some seriously divisive gender roles involved in parenting, Walker...

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

18 diverting reasons to leave the house this week

Posted By on Wed, Jan 25, 2017 at 1:00 AM

Thursday, 1/26 Rich the Kid @ The Crofoot Rich the Kid may only be 24 years old, but he’s done a whole lot with those years. In addition to his 16 mixtapes, he’s also started his own record label, Rich Forever, and has collaborated with the likes of Fetty Wap,...

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Friday, January 20, 2017

Is Detroit getting a riverfront beach?

Posted By on Fri, Jan 20, 2017 at 12:38 PM

OK, it's not a sure thing, but there is a possibility that maybe, perhaps, Detroit might get an "urban beach" on the riverfront that would connect Chene Park and Stroh River Place, according to an Eater Detroit article. The project was pitched by the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy to the 2017 Knight...

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn ranked 17th on list of metropolitan danger zones for pedestrians

Posted By on Wed, Jan 11, 2017 at 10:34 AM

There were 104 metropolitan areas studied by the Smart Growth America and the organization ranked areas based on their PDI. SGA found the numbers for the Detroit-Warren-Dearborn metro area makes it the seventeenth in the most dangerous areas for pedestrians. The full list can be found on the SGA...

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Thursday, January 5, 2017

NYT named Detroit a top destination in 2017 — but that's not even the best part

Posted By on Thu, Jan 5, 2017 at 11:27 AM

Every year the New York Times releases a list of the best places to visit. It's basically a Pinterest vision board for all the places you'd like to go but never will. This year Detroit made the cut, coming in at No. 9 on a list of 52. They cited...

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