Thursday, July 20, 2017

Tony Hawk is bringing an art installation and skate park to downtown Detroit

Posted By on Thu, Jul 20, 2017 at 2:49 PM

Downtown Detroit is getting a brand new — albeit temporary — skate park thanks to Tony Hawk. Hawk is no stranger to Detroit; the iconic pro skateboarder has become a regular face in the city's skate scene and last year purchased a 120 year old house in the Woodbridge...

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Ballot group hoping to end gerrymandering in Michigan says state is slowing it down

Posted By on Tue, Jul 18, 2017 at 1:09 PM

Voters Not Politicians has had enough of the state government. The grassroots organization is devoted to ending gerrymandering, or the manipulation of political district boundaries in favor of a particular party, in Michigan. Its committee is currently unhappy with the state's Bureau of Elections, claiming they are taking far too long to...

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'Origins of the Urban Crisis' author Thomas Sugrue to speak at Wayne State

Posted By on Tue, Jul 18, 2017 at 1:06 PM

Dr. Thomas Sugrue — author of the seminal 1996 urban study Origins of the Urban Crisis: Race and Inequality in Postwar Detroit — will return to his native city for a free public lecture later this month. The lecture will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Monday, July 24 at Wayne State University's...

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Lake Michigan's inflatable playground is four hours away, we'll probably still make the drive

Posted By on Tue, Jun 20, 2017 at 3:59 PM

If you’ve always wanted to try parkour but the fear of falling to your death is deterring you, the Whoa Zone floating waterpark might be the place to try out your James Bond-induced fantasy. Construction started this week in Whiting, Ind. on the part-bounce house, part-obstacle course aquatic playground....

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Monday, May 8, 2017

Tell us how your mother fought the patriarchy for Mother's Day

Posted By on Mon, May 8, 2017 at 3:33 PM

As long as I can remember, my mother's never worn makeup. From photographs, it appears she may have swept some black mascara onto her lashes on her wedding day, but that was three years before I was born. She stopped dying her hair what seems like a decade ago and...

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

This solar-powered converted train car can be your home for $675k

Posted By on Wed, May 3, 2017 at 10:58 AM

Tiny homes might be the current trend in homeownership, but what about a solar-powered train car? There's one for sale in Northport and it's probably nicer than all the houses in your neighborhood. The one-bedroom, 1,200-plus square foot home is unique, to say the least. And outfitted with a lot...

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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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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Eastern Market and Michigan food processor promise locals nutritious food and jobs

Posted By on Tue, Apr 4, 2017 at 10:49 AM

Michigan farmers produce over 300 commodities, making us the second most diverse agriculture industry in the country, beat out only by California. Yet, many Detroiters lack access to fresh fruits and vegetables. You may have heard the city referred to as a "food desert." Things are getting better as restaurants...

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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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