Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The Avengers: Another product made in Detroit

Posted By on Tue, Feb 28, 2012 at 4:22 PM

I'm a mainstream comic book guy, specifically and mainly Marvel Comics. I grew up on Spider-Man, Thor, Captain America and the rest of the Marvel Universe. Don't get me wrong, I have collected my fair share of DC books, and I dabble in the independent stuff when it catches my...

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Monday, February 27, 2012

Double-bill Saturday: Elmore Leonard and 'Jackie Brown'

Posted By on Mon, Feb 27, 2012 at 11:58 PM

If a fraction of the fans of Elmore Leonard on the page and screen come to see him in the flesh, it's going to be hard to get a spot this Saturday (March 3) at the N'Namdi Center for Contemporary Art. Quentin Tarantino's 1997 film Jackie Brown — adapted...

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

MOCAD opening night festivities include light show, giant funhouse, Adult.

Posted By on Tue, Feb 14, 2012 at 3:32 PM

Friday night saw the opening of Joshua White and Gary Panter’s Light Show at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD). The impressive, new exhibit presented an unusual audiovisual treat. For instance, when psyche-folk collective Monster Island started the evening off with a performance, as they played, abstract...

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Monday, February 13, 2012

PBS special: Huh? U.S slavery ended in 1942?

Posted By on Mon, Feb 13, 2012 at 8:57 AM

Multiple choice time: U.S. slavery ended in 1) 1863 with the Emancipation Proclamation 2) 1865 with the 13th Amendment 3) 1942 with the first conviction under Circular 3591 of the FDR administration. Wall Street Journal writer Douglas A. Blackmon, whose Pulitzer Prize-winning Slavery by Another Name is the basis for...

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Thursday, February 9, 2012

A.J.'s Cafe to close. But just who is this A.J. character?

Posted By on Thu, Feb 9, 2012 at 11:19 AM

Sad news that we’re losing another one-of-a-kind spot: A.J.’s Café, which is set to close at the end of March, reportedly facing the end of a lease and rising expenses. As fans prepare to say their farewells to the Ferndale spot famed for "Danny Boy" marathons and the like, we...

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

In metro Detroit, food trucks are on a roll

Posted By on Wed, Feb 8, 2012 at 3:54 PM

With its long winters and car-friendly layout, metro Detroit isn’t the most fertile ground for the nationwide trend of traveling food trucks to take root. But mobile eateries have recently started to take hold here, cropping up both downtown and in the suburbs. Today, from 5 to 9 p.m., seven...

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