Wednesday, July 31, 2013

In Defense of Hipsters

Posted By on Wed, Jul 31, 2013 at 11:59 AM

Only 16 percent of Americans view hipsters favorably. WTF? A recent poll says that just 16 percent of Americans have a favorable opinion of hipsters. That’s a pretty surprising statistic. Comparing this to other recent polls, it means more Americans have a favorable view of George Bush, socialism,...

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Where are Detroit's Sugar Daddies Now?

Posted By on Tue, Jul 30, 2013 at 9:07 PM

When Detroit has two billionaire sugar daddies, how could it possibly go bankrupt? With One-Percenters like Mr. Basketball and Mr. Baseball/Hockey buying up Detroit faster than the Vatican pays hush money, you’d think Detroit’s pimps’ wallets were just too big to fail. But somehow they did. A sugar...

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Popps Packing's Pinewood Derby

Posted By on Tue, Jul 30, 2013 at 4:41 PM

One of the key problems with art events is that, well ... doesn't going to an art event just sound a little bit ... boring? Not that they are, but don't many people think of an intimidating room full of people chattering softly in a kind of tedious theoryspeak, a...

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A Poem for Dreadlock Mike

Posted By on Tue, Jul 30, 2013 at 3:32 PM

We were saddened to learn on Sunday of the death of Dreadlock Mike, one of those iconic street people who entertained crowds around Comerica Park. He and another street person, James Van Horn, widely known as the "Eat 'em up, Tigers!" guy (for his mantra cheering on our home team),...

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Sunday, July 28, 2013

City Slang: An open letter to Superman

Posted By on Sun, Jul 28, 2013 at 10:46 PM

Dear Mr. Kent/El, First off, let me just say that I love your work. While I found you a little self-righteous and, well, Boy Scout-ish when I was passing through my nihilistic, brooding teenage years and, if I’m honest, much of my twenties, I now find the high moral...

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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Disc Golf Course Rises on Belle Isle

Posted By on Thu, Jul 25, 2013 at 11:23 AM

This week, the finishing touches were put on a new disc golf course, which has been quietly established on Belle Isle. Finished July 23, it’s the result of hard work from Detroit Disc Golf co-founder Chris Haag and Up in the Air Disc Golf’s Andrew Frazier, as well as several...

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Can I Download My Ringtones Again?

Posted By on Wed, Jul 24, 2013 at 6:52 AM

Q: I bought a bunch of ringtones from iTunes a while ago, and I had a fun ringtone set for each of my contacts. I recently synced my iPhone with my computer, and now they are all gone! I know how to redownload my songs from iTunes, but I can't...

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

STUDIO VISIT: Jerry Shirts

Posted By on Tue, Jul 23, 2013 at 4:46 PM

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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Chasing the Dragon!

Posted By on Thu, Jul 18, 2013 at 10:12 AM

A few years back, we did a profile of Ryan Doyle, the creator of “Gon-KiRin,” a giant dragon. The beast is 22-1/2 feet tall and about 80 feet long, weighing in at 8 tons. It’s an “art car,” built onto the frame of an old Dodge W-300 Power...

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

What Is the Best Calendar App for a Pantech Renue?

Posted By on Wed, Jul 17, 2013 at 8:00 AM

There are phones out there other than just iPhones and Androids after all. Q: Dear Deemable Tech. I have a question that I am pining for your expert opinion about. What is the best calendar app for a Pantech Renue? I tried Googling it, but nothing really comes...

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