Saturday, August 30, 2014

Detroit Mayor Albert Cobo: The man, his plan, and 'canals'

Posted By on Sat, Aug 30, 2014 at 11:20 PM

Almost 57 years after his death, maybe it's time to look back on Detroit Mayor Albert Cobo. Cobo presided over, and was involved in, the removal of streetcars from Detroit's streets. There were 10 functioning streetcar lines when Cobo took office in 1950. By April, 1956, they were all gone....

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Friday, August 29, 2014

MT is seeking new street team members

Posted By on Fri, Aug 29, 2014 at 4:36 PM

Metro Times is looking for outgoing, energetic, and positive people who enjoy socializing, promoting, and being a VIP wherever they go. Ideal candidates will be able to work events, concerts, and festivals and enjoy mingling with the crowd and meeting new people.  Send a resume and a link to your...

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MT is looking for fall photography interns

Posted By on Fri, Aug 29, 2014 at 12:18 PM

Metro Times is looking for photography interns to shoot events in and around Detroit this fall and winter. Ideal candidates will be plugged into Detroit's cultural and nightlife scene and be willing to shoot anything from a concert to a beer tasting to an eating contest to a club night....

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VIDEO: Metro Detroit college students talk about what it's like to go to school in Michigan

Posted By on Fri, Aug 29, 2014 at 12:09 PM

College is a time of discovery, and interacting with the world on one's own terms. We've gathered some of the many experiences to be had as told by the students who lived them....

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Hazel Park native T.D. Houghton to race in his hometown for the first time tonight

Posted By on Fri, Aug 29, 2014 at 10:00 AM

For the first time in his storied career, jockey T.D. Houghton will race in his hometown tonight.

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Call for Art: DIA asks local artists to create ofrendas for special display

Posted By on Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 2:20 PM

The Detroit Institute of Art is asking local artists to submit proposals for ofrendas that will be displayed at the museum from Oct. 24 to Nov. 2. An ofrenda (Spanish for "offering") is a collection of objects that decorate an altar in order to honor a deceased loved one or...

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Michigan buys more of this item on Ebay than any other state

Posted By on Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 11:42 AM

Can you guess which item Michiganders buys on Ebay more than any other state? Software, apparently.  Here's the complete list of what our friends to the east and west are buying online. If anyone can explain to us Delaware's fascination with Robo Vaccums, we're all ears....

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Former Miss Michigan to join the cast of Survivor

Posted By on Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 10:15 AM

Former Miss Michigan Jaclyn Schultz and her boyfriend, Josh Misch will join the cast of the 29th season of Survivor. Schultz is a Wyandotte resident, though she currently lives in Las Vegas, while her beau hails from Waterford. Misch, a former Michigan State University football player, and Schultz will compete...

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Jeter bids Detroit adieu

Posted By on Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 9:35 AM

Yankees shortstop and Kalamazoo native Derek Jeter makes his final appearance today at Comerica Park.

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Detroit is safer to drive in than Worcester, MA

We're 104!

Posted By on Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 9:03 AM

That's right! Detroit is the 104th safest city to drive in, beating out #116 Grand Rapids, #124 Warren, and #164 Sterling Heights. The safest driving city in America, according to Allstate's America's Best Drivers Report, is Fort Collins, Colorado. Detroit is sandwiched between #103 St. Paul, Minnesota and #105...

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