Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Tonight: A Grittier Granta?

Posted By on Wed, Jun 26, 2013 at 12:39 PM

Rust Belt Rising Almanac 2013; Volume One, 168 pp., $17 An inaugural annual “almanac” arrived in our mailbox a few weeks ago. It’s called Rust Belt Rising, billed as “a portrayal of growth, change and loss in America’s Rust Belt cities through short stories, poems, essays and art.” It...

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Deemable Tech: My Kindle Is Toast

Posted By on Wed, Jun 26, 2013 at 12:03 AM

Q: My kid stepped on my Kindle, and now half of the screen is completely destroyed. Have I lost all of the books I bought? Is there any chance that Amazon will replace it? A: Sorry about your Kindle! Right now might not be the best time to mention...

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Wall Scrawls: Part One

Posted By on Tue, Jun 25, 2013 at 8:10 PM

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Detroit’s All in the Family: Lambert Street

Posted By on Tue, Jun 25, 2013 at 6:50 PM

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Studio Visit: Mike Kelly

Posted By on Tue, Jun 25, 2013 at 5:16 PM

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Sunday Report from Hipster Beach

Posted By on Tue, Jun 25, 2013 at 11:42 AM

  Plus ça change, non?On Sunday, my buddy Sasha and I were hungover from my house party the night before. The last guests had left when the sun was way up, and he’d crashed on my couch. So in the early afternoon, after tidying up a bit, we drove down...

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Friday, June 21, 2013

Would You Buy a Pair of Poopy Diapers? If They're From Kim and Kanye's Baby, Detroit's Les Gold Says He Might

Posted By on Fri, Jun 21, 2013 at 1:48 AM

Viewers of the made-in-Detroit hit truTV series Hardcore Pawn know that American Jewelry and Loan patriarch Les Gold has been known at times to buy a load of crap. But in a startling admission, Gold says he could be persuaded to purchase an actual load of feces – if it...

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Thursday, June 20, 2013

WHAP!: Mardi Jo Link's "Bootstrapper"

Posted By on Thu, Jun 20, 2013 at 2:48 PM

I hate beginning any column with a sound effect, but I’m afraid I must. Because, you see, “WHAP” is the sound of a newly released book going flying across the Metro Times editorial office into a wall. In this case, the offending tome is Mardi Jo Link’s Bootstrapper. How I...

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013


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Lake Superior Memories ...

Posted By on Tue, Jun 18, 2013 at 4:59 PM

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