Thursday, October 28, 2010

Golden girls: lady faints when judge sets her bond

Posted By on Thu, Oct 28, 2010 at 4:41 PM

A woman who cops say conned elderly Detroiters lost consciousness during a video arraignment today, after a judge set her bond at around $2 mil. No joke. Viola West just fanned her face, cracked her maw and flopped over after hearing the amount. She had to be lifted from the...

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Detroit's food scene gets attention of Atlantic Monthly

Posted By on Thu, Oct 28, 2010 at 2:03 PM

Last week, we noted with pleasure that The New York Times took a 1,500-word-plus look at Slows Bar-B-Q and its most famous owner, Phillip Cooley. It was a pretty good article that also gave some ink to some other local worthies too. And while many folks in the Detroit...

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Not funny: 38-year-old dude and 15-year-old girl found dead in a van

Posted By on Thu, Oct 28, 2010 at 11:15 AM

More from the Dept. of Too Many Creeps: You’ve by now heard of Taylor Eileen Manley, the missing 15-year-old girl and subject of a yesterday’s amber-alert in Reed City. She and her apparent kidnapper Raymond R. Bush were found dead last night in the back of his Chrysler minivan parked...

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

'Almighty Debt' Explores Blacks' Bondage to Almighty Dollar

Posted By on Wed, Oct 20, 2010 at 9:19 PM

After all this time, more than 400 years later, African Americans are slaves again. This time, however, the enslavement is largely of their own making. “There’s no question to me that debt is a bigger problem than racism,” declares Pastor DeForest “Buster” Soaries, the impassioned leader of First Baptist Church...

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Mother, Daughter Rob House, Bring 2-Year-Old Along

Posted By on Wed, Oct 20, 2010 at 5:35 PM

This woman is not mother of the year. It has a gynocentric theme worthy of a Ma Barker yarn, a fool’s errand equally as sad and crazy. The cops called it "bring your daughter to work day." Instead of an autumnal Saturday evening spent sipping heated milk, biting into...

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New York Times does Slows Bar-B-Q

Posted By on Wed, Oct 20, 2010 at 3:14 PM

We at MT awoke this morning to some grub hubbub, what with The New York Times taking a 1,500-word-plus look at Slows Bar-B-Q and its most famous owner, Phillip Cooley. It was a pretty good article, and we were tickled that our restaurant reviewer Todd Abrams was quoted, and that...

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Weirdo Invites Women Joggers Into Van

Posted By on Tue, Oct 19, 2010 at 3:45 PM

From the Too Many Creeps dept: There are lots of red flags that signal some guy could be creepy; you know, like orange eyebrows, or living contently in mom’s basement at 35, or squirreling away “daughter” porn tubes on a belt-clipped mobile phone, and so on But you know a...

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Monday, October 18, 2010

A 200-pound burger?

Posted By on Mon, Oct 18, 2010 at 3:58 PM

Yes, you heard right, it's a burger that weighs a tenth of a ton, and they served it up at Mallie's Bar & Grill in Southgate. Why? It was for a special episode of the Travel Channel's show Man vs. Food. They assembled a cast of hearty Detroit eaters to...

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Last Chance to Check Out Cedric Tai's "Accepting Accidents" at Re:View

Posted By on Mon, Oct 18, 2010 at 11:59 AM

Cedric Tai is fresh. I was just talking about his work over the weekend — mainly regarding his recent solo show at a gallery in the Cass Corridor — to an artist friend who hadn't yet seen Tai's work. Said friend loved what he saw on when I pulled...

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Friday, October 15, 2010

Guy Hits Boss with Rake to Avoid Work

Posted By on Fri, Oct 15, 2010 at 4:47 PM

We’ve never been clocked in the head with a rake but we can imagine it smarts some. Hence, a 51-year-old foreman at Michigan Outdoor Services has our undying sympathy because he got clobbered in a manner that necessitated 41 stitches and a head brace. All because 51-year-old Lewis Paris...

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