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Sunday, January 4, 2015

"New Detroit" isn't as "New" as some might think

Posted By on Sun, Jan 4, 2015 at 7:38 PM

There sure is a lot being said these days about "New Detroit."  From this to this to conversations in the real world, in bars and restaurants and cafés and on the street. But "New Detroit" hails back to 1967, as noted in this Deadline Detroit article: Five decades before it became a...

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Friday, January 2, 2015

Southfield gets its own app

Posted By on Fri, Jan 2, 2015 at 2:01 PM

According to a press release, the city of Southfield will soon have its very own app. The free program will be available for both Apple and Android phones as well as tablets.  City Administrator Fred Zorn says the tool will help people stay connected with the city as well as...

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Sunday, December 14, 2014

ICYMI: Read a high school student's simple solution to Shinola's branding problem

Posted By on Sun, Dec 14, 2014 at 12:39 PM

In case you missed it ... sure, the Internet is lousy with plenty of thinkpieces about Shinola, the luxury watch and bicycle brand that opened in Detroit last year and is credited for such lofty claims like "bringing manufacturing back to Detroit." But if you can be bothered to read one...

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Friday, December 12, 2014

UPDATE: Learn more about the heroes honored in the Detroit Portrait Series

Posted By on Fri, Dec 12, 2014 at 12:02 PM

[UPDATE Friday, 11:51 p.m.:] Learn more about the Detroiters featured in the project in our slideshow. From Rosa Parks to Chief Pontiac, and Yusef Shakur to “Mother Waddles,” paintings honoring Detroit's heroes — many of them less-known — have been installed in windows of an abandoned warehouse this past Saturday. The...

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Monday, December 8, 2014

Detroit to get even more abandoned warehouses turned into art centers, courtesy of NYC's Galapagos Art Space

Posted By on Mon, Dec 8, 2014 at 12:23 PM

By now you've probably seen the news that the Galapagos Art Space plans on moving from Brooklyn to Detroit. The space is credited with helping establish Brooklyn's rep as a vibrant arts scene after opening in Williamsburg in 1995, but has now become yet another casualty of New York's high...

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Thursday, December 4, 2014

Boozin' and shmoozin' at the eighth annual D Show

Posted By on Thu, Dec 4, 2014 at 2:33 PM

On Wednesday night we checked out the Adcraft Club's eighth annual D Show at the Masonic Temple, the award ceremony honoring Detroit's top admen and adwomen. Whether there is "good" or "bad" advertising is a debate for another time, but for one night, creative directors, art directors, copywriters, video...

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Moosejaw shows off Detroit's 'notable humans' — too bad only three of them are black

Posted By on Wed, Nov 26, 2014 at 2:55 PM

We picked up Moosejaw's latest catalog, a 34-page booklet titled "Notable Humans of Detroit," from a recent stop by their downtown store. Flipping through it, we're glad they chose, um, humans to model the jackets. Certainly, they're the next best thing to mannequins. However, we're pretty bummed that in...

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Monday, November 24, 2014

Meet the Gold family from 'Hardcore Pawn' at a holiday fundraiser

Posted By on Mon, Nov 24, 2014 at 7:44 AM

Are you a hardcore fan of the reality TV show Hardcore Pawn? Then you won't want to miss this opportunity to meet the Gold family, the show's stars and owners of pawnshop American Jewelry and Loan, at a holiday fundraiser next month. The Golds will be on hand to take...

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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Reminder: The 2015 Kresge Artist Fellowship application cycle for literary and visual arts has opened

Posted By on Thu, Nov 13, 2014 at 12:59 PM

Attention Motor City writers, poets, painters, sculptors, ceramicists, metal smiths, photographers, printmakers, zinesters, bloggers, architects, et cetera, et cetera: Next year, Kresge Arts in Detroit will give 18 artists $25,000 awards to spend however they like to realize their creative visions. 2015's fellowships will focus on the literary and...

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Punishing the DIA for ivory trade does nothing to stop illegal poaching of elephants

Posted By on Wed, Nov 12, 2014 at 10:25 AM

According to the DIA's latest newsletter, the museum won't be able to acquire any more objects like this sixteenth-century amber and ivory casket shown above anytime soon. That's due to a recent federal crackdown banning the import of ivory intended to protect the slaughter of African elephants. It's a noble goal,...

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