Monday, May 21, 2012

Hamtramck street art marred by graffiti

Posted By on Mon, May 21, 2012 at 12:03 PM

The Detroit Beautification Project continues in Hamtramck, with new murals seemingly going up every week. Last weekend, we were fortunate enough to meet artists Dabs and Myla, hard at work on the western wall of Composite Lodge on Caniff near Lumpkin, thanks to a heads-up from DBP co-organizer Matt...

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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Social worker explores dancing and disabilities

Posted By on Tue, May 15, 2012 at 1:49 PM

Janice Fialka’s 40-year career as a social worker has been profoundly influenced by the concept of dance. Not as a therapeutic technique but as a metaphor for partners who truly listen to each other in a way that synchronizes and transforms their relationship. She is an internationally recognized lecturer,...

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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Street art wars rock Hamtramck!

Posted By on Thu, May 10, 2012 at 12:57 PM

It all started with an innovative plan to bring more art to metro Detroit. A joint project of the Seventh Letter street art crew, with help from 1XRun (a division of Royal Oak’s 323East gallery), Contra Projects (headed up by Tom Thewes, the guy who directed CPOP Gallery in...

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Detroit is the 86th Porniest City in the Country!

Posted By on Wed, May 9, 2012 at 3:25 PM

Part of our story-finding gig down here at MT HQ is to explore all roads, low and high, of Detroit culture. Sometimes we find glory and sometimes shits and giggles. When it comes to porn, there's lots of it in the old Motor City, and not just what's wired...

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Detroit is a muralist's dream canvas

Posted By on Tue, May 8, 2012 at 3:48 PM

Normally, we object to any statement that declares Detroit to be a "blank canvas" ready to have new designs imposed on it. Generally, those who make such statements are prone to ignore the very real people, the centuries of heritage, the wealth of architecture that exist here in abundance....

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Devil's in the Details

Posted By on Wed, May 2, 2012 at 1:20 PM

Hey, Details. Don't do us any favors, OK? A "Critical Eye" piece in Details recently offered a handful of breezy, drive-by puff pieces on some of our local movers and shakers. Entitled "The Rust Belt Revival: What's Happening in Detroit, Michigan," the brief piece has some photos and profiles of...

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