Friday, November 17, 2017

Here's one way to inspire the men in your life to give a damn

Posted By on Fri, Nov 17, 2017 at 10:30 AM

Last month, actress Alyssa Milano asked her followers to use the #MeToo hashtag to confront and denounce misogynistic behavior. Since then, social media have been flooded with stories of sexual assault and empathetic responses. By this point, a month later, we can safely say that millions of people, mostly women, have...

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

A Discogs user created the ultimate history of early Detroit electronic music

Posted By on Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 11:33 AM

Anyone with even a passing interest in Detroit dance and electronic music should drop what they're doing and head to the discography database Discogs.com. A user has created a chronological history of Detroit dance music records from the decade of 1981-1991, which includes 263 records, including seminal and rare cuts by Sharevari,...

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You can now rep your city by wearing these Detroit-themed leggings

Posted By on Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 10:46 AM

While some parties may disagree on whether or not leggings count as pants, there is no question the stretchy bottoms are continuing to rise in popularity. In fact, according to a report by Business Insider published last year, leggings are unequivocally dominating the market among upper-income teens. Detroit recently got...

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How Moroun family money nearly cost a city council member her seat

Posted By on Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 6:55 AM

As last week’s municipal election disappears in the rear-view mirror, it’s worth noting just how hard-fought City Councilmember Raquel Castañeda-Lopez’s re-election campaign was. The challenger was backed by big money that helped turn the campaign into one of the most expensive and nastiest this past election cycle. And right...

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Metro Detroit movie theater will screen remastered version of 'Titanic' this December

Posted By on Wed, Nov 15, 2017 at 2:18 PM

I made my mother take me to see Titanic in the movie theater at least three times and every time she covered my eyes during Jack and Rose's dewy love scene. I was in sixth grade and the year was 1997 — yes, a whopping two decades ago. Now, in honor...

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Pistons head coach calls protesting athletes 'brave' and 'patriotic'

Posted By on Wed, Nov 15, 2017 at 10:21 AM

The head coach of the Detroit Pistons has endorsed the political statements of protest appearing in professional sports, and argues that we all should too. In an opinion piece published in Time magazine, Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy wrote, "In a time where bigotry seems on the rise...

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Detroit artist Danny Sobor absolutely nails 'painterly angst'

Posted By on Tue, Nov 14, 2017 at 5:04 PM

If not for awkward pubescent phases, Danny Sobor may have never become an artist. The 25-year-old Detroit resident and Chicago native began making art as a way to survive the most humiliating chapter of human development — middle school. “I loved comic books. I was a chubby kid and I...

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'Rehab Addict' star Nicole Curtis is being shamed for breastfeeding her son

Posted By on Tue, Nov 14, 2017 at 1:22 PM

It seems there is no correct way for anyone to be a mother these days, and Rehab Addict star Nicole Curtis might know this better than most. Curtis, who is probably used to unsavory media coverage by now, is embroiled in a custody battle over her youngest son. She's now...

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Detroit strip club owner's memoir optioned for film

Posted By on Tue, Nov 14, 2017 at 10:16 AM

The story of the notorious Detroit strip club owner Alan Markovitz could come to the silver screen. According to Deadline Hollywood, the film rights to Markovitz's memoir Topless Prophet: The True Story of America’s Most Successful Gentleman’s Club Entrepreneur were purchased by Symply Entertainment, the production company of fellow metro...

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What's really behind all those empty seats at Little Caesars Arena

Posted By on Tue, Nov 14, 2017 at 10:13 AM

Perhaps you saw the news item that appeared in The New York Times last week concerning basketball crowds at Little Caesars Arena — particularly the amount of empty seats. We had a friend who was given tickets for great seats for a recent Friday game — and noted that...

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