Friday, October 20, 2017

Detroit to get yet another news source in journalism startup in 'Detour'

Posted By on Fri, Oct 20, 2017 at 3:19 PM

Just when you thought there were already one too many media games in town (billionaire Dan Gilbert and Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan have news outlets, for god's sake) there's more #content on the horizon. According to an email obtained by Metro Times, a coming media startup called Detour will be based...

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Sen. Bernie Sanders cancels Women’s Convention appearance — he's going to Puerto Rico instead

Posted By on Fri, Oct 20, 2017 at 12:33 PM

Following polarizing national debate regarding Sen. Bernie Sander’s involvement in The Women’s Convention, Sanders announced he will now be meeting with San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz and other officials in Puerto Rico instead. In a release issued Oct. 19, Sanders apologized for his departure and commended organizers for their...

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'Serial rapists' suspected in Detroit cyclist abductions may not all be caught

Posted By on Fri, Oct 20, 2017 at 12:31 PM

A week after Detroit police said they had caught a pair of "serial rapists" they believed to be behind a series of abductions of female bicyclists, the department can only confirm that one person remains in custody. A Detroit police spokesman says a 22-year-old man was charged in connection with the...

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Why does Detroit's Amazon HQ2 pitch show wind turbines around downtown?

Posted By on Fri, Oct 20, 2017 at 10:53 AM

When it comes to marketing Detroit to outsiders, we've noted a bit of overzealousness on the part of the city's reigning plutocrats. Of course, no effort was as conspicuous with its cojones as the District Detroit campaign, which marketed a neighborhood that doesn't exist yet, apparently using footage of...

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