Monday, June 11, 2018

This guy wants to put a half-pipe on the Detroit Princess

Posted By on Mon, Jun 11, 2018 at 12:25 PM

One of the folks who helped bring a half-pipe inside Detroit's Fisher Building last year has an even wackier plan — one so wacky we had to call to make sure it was not a joke. "Yeah, that's a valid question," says Jordan Garland of AsDetroitsOwn, a production company. "I...

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Friday, June 8, 2018

Artist says Royal Oak should take aim at railroad, not him

Posted By on Fri, Jun 8, 2018 at 4:33 PM

Royal Oak artist Carl Oxley was arrested two weeks ago for painting a mural without permission in that city. This week, he tells Metro Times that, whatever the outcome of his case, the situation should throw a spotlight on the quality of the railroad right-of-way. We're familiar with the...

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ESPN's Jemele Hill will get an auditorium named after her in Detroit

Posted By on Fri, Jun 8, 2018 at 11:48 AM

ESPN journalist and Detroit native Jemele Hill will return to the Motor City for a number of honors in the coming months — including getting an auditorium at her alma mater, Mumford High School, dedicated to her. On Monday, Hill is set to give the commencement speech for Mumford's...

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Magazine for men who want to make the world a better place needs your help

Posted By on Fri, Jun 8, 2018 at 10:29 AM

Years before the #metoo hashtag appeared, publisher Dwayne Hayes saw the need for a magazine to prod men to be more caring and — dare we say it? — more ethical. It's a publication dedicated to celebrating men who desire, struggle, and commit to making the world a better place....

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Detroit Film Theater to screen sci-fi classics in celebration of Star Wars exhibit

Posted By on Fri, Jun 8, 2018 at 9:57 AM

Given the rate at which the Star Wars brand is pumping out new films filled with cutting-edge visuals, it is easy to forget that many of the franchise's elements came from classic Hollywood films, and not only science fiction vehicles. In fact, in various blogs and videos online, c inephiles...

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One of Anthony Bourdain's final projects was a Detroit doc

Posted By on Fri, Jun 8, 2018 at 8:53 AM

News comes this morning that celebrity chef and CNN Parts Unknown host Anthony Bourdain was found dead of apparent suicide in his hotel room while filming in France. He was 61. In recent years, the world traveler had become an outspoken fan of Detroit. He visited the city in 2013...

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Thursday, June 7, 2018

Former MT columnist Jack Lessenberry is heading to 910 AM Superstation

Posted By on Thu, Jun 7, 2018 at 2:32 PM

Former Metro Times columnist Jack Lessenberry is set to host a show on 910 AM Superstation starting on July 9, the station announced on Thursday. The move comes after a report published by Deadline Detroit last month detailing allegations of sexual harassment against Lessenberry from former students and colleagues between 1990...

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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Mystery Science Theater 3000 turns 30 with live tour headed to Royal Oak Music Theatre

Posted By on Wed, Jun 6, 2018 at 1:40 PM

It's hard to believe that we've been making fun of movies for 30 years alongside snarky, shiny, silhouetted robots/cult movie critics Tom Servo and Crow. Mystery Science Theater is celebrating the occasion with their second-ever tour, which includes a scheduled stop on Oct. 28 at the Royal Oak Music Theatre....

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Werk your woke ass at Motor City Pride 2018 this weekend

Posted By on Wed, Jun 6, 2018 at 11:38 AM

Chase the rainbow at Motor City Pride, which returns as Michigan’s largest pride festival with two days of awareness, fun, and fabulosity. While all of June may be dedicated to celebrating the love, diversity, and many adversities overcome by the LGBTQ and allied communities, this year’s Motor City pride...

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

The 28th annual Pewabic house and garden show kicks off this week

Posted By on Tue, Jun 5, 2018 at 5:39 PM

The 28th annual celebration kicks off with a ticketed preview fundraiser where guests can view and purchase Pewabic’s latest collection along with some swanky entertainment and cocktails. If free fun is more to your liking, over the course of the weekend guests can expect to view ceramics by more...

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