Movies

In Netflix’s Marilyn Monroe biopic ‘Blonde,’ celebrity feels hollow

The Ana de Armas-starring film treats the life of the icon as something to puzzle over exhaustively, but remains deeply off-balance in a way that feels thin

By George Elkind

Totally singular and happy to wallow in that fact, Andrew Dominik’s new opus Blonde, adapted for Netflix from the 2000 Joyce Carol Oates novel of the same name, treats the life, mind, and persona of Marilyn Monroe as something to puzzle over exhaustively, as a monument intended to resonate beyond itself. With its depiction hinging on the notion of performing as an ego-disrupting, dissociative act, and with Ana de Armas’s performance making the veneer of stardom (and contentment) seem excruciatingly thin, Blonde becomes a long parade mostly of abjection inflicted by cruel and absent partners, patriarchs, and perhaps also something within the woman born Norma Jeane Mortenson herself...

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All the sultry people we saw at the Corktown Cabaret

The  "Corktown Cabaret: At Long Last" event took over the Trumbull and Porter Hotel on Saturday night. The pre-show to the pre-show…

By Josh Justice

All the sultry people we saw at the Corktown Cabaret
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Everything we saw at the Michigan Renaissance Festival 2022

Even the rain couldn't stop Michiganders showing up to the Michigan Renaissance Festivals. From archery and knights to fire performers and damsels,…

By Viola Klocko

Everything we saw at the Michigan Renaissance Festival 2022
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Things Detroit does better than other cities, according to Reddit

We love a good Reddit trend, and one of the latest to pop up has been users sharing things they believe their…

By Alex Washington

“Coney dogs. You can’t get them where I live.” —Triposer
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A tour inside Detroit’s Masonic Temple, the largest in the world

This month marks 100 years since the first cornerstone was laid for Detroit’s majestic Masonic Temple, a hulking building at the corner…

By se7enfifteen

A tour inside Detroit’s Masonic Temple, the largest in the world
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