Monday, October 31, 2011

Reality TV Stars Headline Arab American Comedy Night at AANM Nov. 3

Posted By on Mon, Oct 31, 2011 at 10:15 PM

All American Muslim, the new eight-part TLC reality series taped on location in and around Dearborn, doesn't premiere until Sunday, Nov. 13. But you can get a live sneak peek of sorts this week. Billy Amen and Nader Aoude, sketch comedians whose lives are featured in the series, are part...

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

They Live! Theatre Bizarre Opens New Portals This Halloween

Posted By on Tue, Oct 18, 2011 at 1:13 PM

It's not that it's "too soon," but John Dunivant still uses the word "heartbroken," talking about Halloween, last year, when Theatre Bizarre was shut down. This Saturday, he's working towards a resurrection. The multifaceted visual artist (and 2011 Kresge Arts Fellow) still uses the word "here" subconsciously when he speaks...

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Bicyclists to take over Detroit streets for Critical Massquerade

Posted By on Tue, Oct 18, 2011 at 1:04 PM

Zombies, pirates, black cats and obscure movie characters — as well as people who are simply interested in a bike ride — will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 28 at the corner of Trumbull and Warren to participate in the Halloween edition of Detroit Critical Mass, a...

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Eastern Market's R. Hirt Jr. to close? It's not that simple

Posted By on Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 2:08 PM

Here's some news that took us by surprise this afternoon: A press release that the venerable, 118-year-old family business in Eastern Market, R. Hirt. Jr., will close its historic store before the end of the year. According to the bulletin, the business' nearby wholesale operations on Chrysler Drive will remain...

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Monday, October 10, 2011

Wieber Fever: Flipping for a Michigan gymnast at the World Champs

Posted By on Mon, Oct 10, 2011 at 1:26 PM

Detroit should save some room in its jock psyche this week for Jordyn Wieber. Don’t worry, the Michigan teen doesn’t need much space. At about half the size of an average Tiger or Lions player, the still-mighty Wieber, of DeWitt near Lansing, is leading the team of U.S. women gymnasts...

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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Edgar Guest: America's most famous poet, and he came from Detroit

Posted By on Tue, Oct 4, 2011 at 12:59 PM

He may be largely forgotten today, at least partly because his approach to dialect writing is to our eyes and ears “close to unreadable.” But the online journal Slate has a reminder from poet Robert Pinksy about who was the top dog of American poetry. The most famous poet in...

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