Monday, November 12, 2018

Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson will rip apart your favorite movies at Detroit's Fox Theatre

Posted By on Mon, Nov 12, 2018 at 11:12 AM

The perfect astrophysicist doesn't exist— Celebrated intellectual and wry clap-back king Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson wants to tell you why science and cinema don't always see eye to eye. Whether it's how the 1998 disaster blockbuster Armageddon gave a false depiction of an astroid's velocity, or policing the historical...

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Thursday, November 8, 2018

Ford is now in the e-scooter business

Posted By on Thu, Nov 8, 2018 at 2:54 PM

If ride-share scooting is your thing, Detroit's got plenty of options now. The Motor City now offers scooters from three different e-scooter companies. Today, Ford Motor Co. announced it acquired San Francisco-based Spin, immediately deploying 400 scooters throughout the city. The scooters join those from Bird and Lime, which...

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Michigan-startup launches DateAha! — a Yelp-like online dating extension

Posted By on Thu, Nov 8, 2018 at 2:39 PM

If you're single and looking to mingle, the idea of Yelp for humans might sound like a dream. Thanks to a new Ann Arbor-based browser extension DateAha!, it will soon be a reality. Date Aha! president and co-founder Stan Bradbury, says that one of the biggest downfalls to dating in...

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Bad boy Martin Lawrence brings 'Lit AF' comedy tour to Detroit

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Posted By on Thu, Nov 8, 2018 at 8:00 AM

Without question, one of the most definitive moments in black comedy was when on-the-rise Def Comedy Jam comedian Martin Lawrence scored his own sitcom on Fox in 1992. Martin quickly launched Lawrence into comedic superstardom and now we know him as the star of films like Bad Boys, Big...

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Detroit's Bill Harris celebrates new collection with launch event at Detroit Public Library

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Posted By on Thu, Nov 8, 2018 at 7:00 AM

Celebrated Detroit writer, professor, and Kresge Foundation Eminent Artist Award recipient Bill Harris takes on the Civil War in his latest collection of short stories. I Got to Keep Moving (published by Wayne State University Press) contains 25-interlinked stories spanning a cast of characters who are both pre- and...

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Shakespeare in Detroit gives 'Twelfth Night' a jazz era twist

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Posted By on Wed, Nov 7, 2018 at 11:00 AM

“Be not afraid of greatness.” This is not a declaration made by inspirational TJ Maxx personal office art, but words spoke’th by one of the most celebrated playwrights of all time, William Shakespeare. Twelfth Night will mark Shakespeare in Detroit’s final performance until 2020, as the organization focuses on restructuring...

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Monday, November 5, 2018

Friday, November 2, 2018

Detroit entrepreneur gives MAGA hats a Detroit-inspired makeover

Posted By on Fri, Nov 2, 2018 at 2:16 PM

Raphael Wright wants to make the hood great again. The 29-year-old entrepreneur and Detroit-native started selling hats with his take on President Trump's caustic campaign catchphrase last summer for reasons not entirely dissimilar to the Cheeto chief. "I started with the same purpose he claims by improving economic, social,...

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