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Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Ousted MOCAD director hired one of Detroit's most prominent Black lawyers, accuses museum of violating her civil rights

Posted By on Tue, Aug 11, 2020 at 4:59 PM

The drama at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit is not over yet. On Monday, The Detroit News reported that former MOCAD director Elysia Borowy-Reeder — who was fired last month after dozens of employees came forward alleging racial insensitivity and a toxic work environment — has hired attorney...

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Massive Detroit anime convention Youmacon is moving forward with 2020 event despite coronavirus

Posted By on Tue, Aug 11, 2020 at 12:10 PM

Amid a pandemic, one of the largest cosplay conventions in the country is getting Spirited Away and proceeding with its 2020 plans. Youmacon — Detroit's annual celebration of Japanese anime, cosplay, comics, pop culture, and video games — has been known to draw more than 20,000 people over the...

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Monday, August 10, 2020

Paris Hilton vacationed in Traverse City and all we got was this stupid blog post

Posted By on Mon, Aug 10, 2020 at 12:25 PM

Celebrities. They're just like us! Well, not quite. While we've been fumbling with the tragic unemployment system, rationing snack foods, and neglecting all forms of personal hygiene, the stars have been shining bright (no, really, how the fuck do they get their teeth that white?) with their enviable #VacationAesthetic....

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Friday, August 7, 2020

Comedian Marc Evan Jackson talks Detroit and improv as self-care ahead of virtual Improv Weekend benefit

Posted By on Fri, Aug 7, 2020 at 2:19 PM

Bananapants. This one word describes comedian, actor, distinguished gentleman, and lover of malapropisms Marc Evan Jackson’s perception of the current state of, well, everything. Jackson, who stars on Brooklyn 99 and The Good Place, is quarantined in Venice, California, with his wife and three cats, and is only slightly...

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'Zola,' the movie about a Detroiter's wild Twitter thread, finally has a teaser trailer

Posted By on Fri, Aug 7, 2020 at 10:19 AM

In October of 2015, Detroit waitress A'ziah "Zola" Wells took to Twitter for what would become a viral, 148-tweet thread in which she detailed her harrowing, mostly true, and somewhat embellished road trip journey with a new friend, starting at the Hooters where they met all the way to...

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Why this Detroit photographer is taking 200 pictures of young people of color

Posted By on Fri, Aug 7, 2020 at 9:36 AM

One time, while partying in the dorms at Wayne State University, photographer Darryl DeAngelo Terrell's friend started crying when rapper Kendrick Lamar's "Chapter Six" came on: "Pray that we make it to twenty-one, one, one, one..." "I'm sitting here, like, what the fuck are you crying about?" Terrell says....

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Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Tabloid chatter pegs Michigan's Kristen Bell as favorite to replace Ellen DeGeneres

Posted By on Wed, Aug 5, 2020 at 11:37 AM

While embattled talk show host Ellen DeGeneres faces a possible freeze-out after allegations of fostering a toxic and abusive work environment, it's rumored that a Frozen star may be groomed to fill DeGeneres' dancing sneakers. Michigan's Kristen Bell (Veronica Mars, The Good Place) is being called by OK! Magazine...

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Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Movie Nights in the D has returned to Campus Martius Park

Posted By on Tue, Aug 4, 2020 at 10:39 AM

Free family-friendly movies have returned to downtown Detroit's Campus Martius Park. Movie Nights in the D is back for the month of August. To accomodate social distancing, the movies will be split up into 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. showings. Guests are required to register online ahead of time...

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Thursday, July 30, 2020

If animatronic dinos are your kink, there's a drive-thru dinosaur safari coming to metro Detroit

Posted By on Thu, Jul 30, 2020 at 9:42 AM

For anyone not following the viral satirical Jurassic Park Updates account on Twitter, then lucky for you, you have no clue just how dangerously mismanaged the fictitious capitalist dino attraction really is. Thankfully, there's a safer, more, uh, contained experience for anyone trying to get their...

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Wednesday, July 29, 2020

MOCAD fires executive director following toxic workplace allegations

Posted By on Wed, Jul 29, 2020 at 12:37 PM

Updated 8:22 p.m.: Elysia Borowy-Reeder tells Metro Times she learned of her termination from MOCAD in a press release. Her statement: I was deeply disappointed to learn this morning from a press release that I was terminated from my contract by the MOCAD Board of Directors after an investigation...

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