Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Kettering's starter motor turns 100

Posted By on Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 11:28 AM

Few in Detroit are discussing this, but we’re about to arrive at one of the crucial anniversaries in the history of the automobile. On Feb. 17, 2011, it will be exactly 100 years since the first electric starter motor was installed in a car. Before that, cars were started by...

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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Some Misery Art for Valentine's Day

Posted By on Thu, Feb 10, 2011 at 2:52 PM

"Hello: ...An informal expression, utilized as a greeting, in answer of a telephone, or as a means of summoning attention..." -From Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth Lovebirds may be the most content among human kind--but that does not mean they are the most interesting. Lonely drifters tend...

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Discussing hyphenated Afro-Latinos in Detroit

Posted By on Thu, Feb 10, 2011 at 10:35 AM

The culture of people of African descent from Latin America and the Latin Caribbean — in a word “Afro-Latinos” — is the theme of two days of lectures and discussions presented in a collaboration by Wayne State University, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History and the Detroit...

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Friday, February 4, 2011

Tonight! MOCAD Opens 2 Shows w/ DJ Spooky & Aux-88!

Posted By on Fri, Feb 4, 2011 at 1:11 PM

Curated by the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit’s Luis Croquer (the museum’s impeccable director and chief curator) come two wondrous exhibitions to consider — one solo and the other a carefully plucked orchestra of artists. One show runs thru March and the other until April’s end. But tonight is the...

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