On Tuesdays, the crew at Metro Times usually holds an editorial meeting that can last several hours. It doesn't really take hours to plan out an issue; some of that time is spent spitballing, or coming up with blue-sky ideas on what we'd like to do. It was in that spirit, a few weeks ago, when we all agreed that some of the big questions we get from out-of-towners or when we travel aren't about Detroit so much as they are about ICP and Juggalo culture — and that we were often at a loss to answer them.
As we announced earlier this summer in our Side Dish column, Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan teamed up with the Charter One Foundation for this year’s annual Hunger-Free Summer campaign. The goal? To provide 2 million meals to needy children in southeastern Michigan.
What happened to this country in a few short weeks? All of a sudden, everybody's dumping ice water on their heads, if you watch social media, that is.
The latest person to join this craze, all in the name of raising money to fight ALS, is Michigan's own Geoffrey Fieger, who, according to a press release, will be dumping ice on his head at 2 p.m. today on live television.
Some of you may have seen this floating around online over the weekend. It's a bit of satire that pretty much skewers everybody in the region, labeling every area in the metro region in the most irreverent way possible. We were especially amused at the way the regions racial breakdown is skewered, without seeming to take sides on the matter ...
For at least the last decade, it has been a point of contention for longtime Detroiters that the area called "Midtown" is really more properly called the Cass Corridor. They have some points in their favor. The name "Cass Corridor" is rooted in history: The Cass Corridor takes its name from the old parcel owned by territorial governor Lewis Cass. The "Cass Corridor" has art and music movements associated with it, and local institutions used the name. The "Cass Corridor" has well-defined boundaries: It runs between Cass and Third from Michigan north to at least where the Wayne State University campus takes over.