Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Detroit drivers are nation's best, according to study

Posted By on Tue, Jun 27, 2017 at 8:22 AM

The Motor City's drivers can lay claim to being the best in the entire nation. That's according to a new study by QuoteWizard, an online insurance comparison marketplace. The study took a look at the 75 most populous metropolitan areas in the U.S., sampling incident data using more than 2...

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Local designer crafts 'Covfefe' card game, you can buy it now

Posted By on Tue, Jun 27, 2017 at 6:31 AM

Sarey Ruden is making a name for herself, and she's using name-calling to do it. The local graphic designer uses the strange, profane, and sometimes insulting messages she receives on dating apps to craft stylized images using bubbly typography. The art, born from the often brutal messages, is her way...

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Monday, June 26, 2017

Hamtramck artist Emily Wood featured in new video

Posted By on Mon, Jun 26, 2017 at 11:12 AM

Typically, when people are asked to envision landscape artists, they think of painters who set up easels on hillsides and paint rich, gorgeous oil artworks of pastoral scenes. Well, Emily Wood is an artist who creates spare line drawings of landscapes, and they’re full of trash, power lines, and...

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Friday, June 23, 2017

Detroit's Hush House shows why 'black history' is American history

Posted By on Fri, Jun 23, 2017 at 12:02 PM

On a side street in Detroit is a little museum that tells a big story. It's called Hush House, but it also carries a mouthful of a subtitle: The Black World Community Museum and Leadership Training Institute for Human Rights. Hush House is run by two educators, the Rev....

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Why you need to watch TV show 'Playing House' featuring Detroit's Keegan-Michael Key

Posted By on Fri, Jun 23, 2017 at 11:48 AM

Sweet friends, if you haven't watched the USA network's hilarious comedy Playing House then what are you even doing with you life?? We will give you a free pass since the show is highly underrated, but the third season premieres tonight and it's shaping up to be the best...

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Children who visit the Wright Museum this weekend will receive a free doll

Posted By on Fri, Jun 23, 2017 at 7:15 AM

The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History will give away a free doll to every child between the ages of 3 and 12 years old who visits the museum this Saturday morning as part of their I See Me: Reflections in Black Dolls exhibit. The exhibit, which amasses...

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Kresge Artist Fellow winners announced, including former 'MT' staffer Allie Gross

Posted By on Thu, Jun 22, 2017 at 3:18 PM

More than 750 local artists applied to be a 2017 Kresge Artist Fellow and to take home an unrestricted $25,000 prize, and today 18 winners were announced. The group is a reflection of both up-and-coming artists in Detroit as well as those who have already spent many years affecting change...

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Dan Gilbert named richest person in all of Michigan, because of course he is

Posted By on Thu, Jun 22, 2017 at 2:58 PM

Tell us something we don't know, Forbes. The business publication released a list today of the richest person in every one of our fine states. As a surprise to no one (maybe besides Rich DeVos) the Daddy Warbucks of Detroit (yes, I am implying that Detroit is a orange-haired...

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Why the Detroit Historical Museum's new 1967 exhibit needs to be seen

Posted By on Thu, Jun 22, 2017 at 6:04 AM

When it comes to looking back on what went down in Detroit in late July of 1967, the fable of the blind men and the elephant was never more apt. Depending on who you are – and where you live – chances are there are people who register what...

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Royal Oak teacher will compete on 'Jeopardy!' next week to win the big bucks

Posted By on Wed, Jun 21, 2017 at 3:01 PM

"America's Favorite Quiz Show" will once again star a local teacher. Nathan Flynn, a Royal Oak English teacher, will have the chance to answer a variety of popular culture, literature, history, and geography questions on JEOPARDY! on Wednesday, June 28. His appearance will come six weeks after Susannah Nichols,...

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