Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Frontier Ruckus' adorable new music video focuses on its only female member

Posted By on Wed, Jan 25, 2017 at 10:35 AM

Detroit-based Frontier Ruckus just released a new music video for "Our Flowers are Still Burning," a track off their forthcoming record, Enter the Kingdom. The track, while cheery, has solemn origins. Matthew Milia, the band's lead singer, was inspired to craft the tune based on a particularly difficult period in his...

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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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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Bobcat Bonnie's announces new Wyandotte location

Posted By on Tue, Jan 24, 2017 at 8:01 AM

Bobcat Bonnie's owner Matthew Buskard announced to his family and friends on Facebook last night that he'd be opening a second location in Wyandotte. Buskard told MT he worked with the owners of Bourbons Brews & Bayou, who approached him in hope he'd bring his Corktown concept downriver. Buskard says...

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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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The Farmers Hand will serve you now

Posted By on Fri, Jan 20, 2017 at 11:00 AM

The Farmer's Hand will serve you now. The Corktown store and deli has made it its mission to stock solely locally made goods — a precedent unseen in any of Detroit's other neighborhoods and even downtown — and now they're adding beer and wine to that stock list. Yesterday evening...

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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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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Activist groups ask Betsy DeVos to support Title IX in 'Dear Betsy' campaign

Posted By on Tue, Jan 10, 2017 at 6:48 AM

Betsy DeVos is Donald Trump's pick for Secretary of Education and while some aren't convinced she's got the chops to take on the gig, others are spending their time petitioning the potential cabinet member in hopes she'll support Title IX protections for rape victims and LGBT students. End Rape on...

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Monday, January 9, 2017

Marvin Yagoda of Marvelous Marvin's Mechanical Museum has died

Posted By on Mon, Jan 9, 2017 at 10:50 AM

Marvin Yagoda, founder of Marvelous Marvin's Mechanical Museum, died Sunday evening, according to WDIV. He was 78. The eccentric businessman created the Farmington Hills marvel, having started collecting items upon his graduation from the University of Michigan. According to a 2003 Metro Times interview with his son Jeremy, Yagoda's...

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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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103 years ago, Ford doubled minimum wage — but it still wasn't much

Posted By on Thu, Jan 5, 2017 at 11:03 AM

Henry Ford was a lot of things — yes, including an antisemite and a furious opponent of trade unions — but he was also something of a revolutionary when it came to paying his employees fair wages. 103 years ago today he instituted a $5 per day minimum wage for...

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