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Friday, November 10, 2017

Detroit photographer Nick Jaskey reveals city's subtle beauty in new book

Posted By on Fri, Nov 10, 2017 at 1:29 PM

Since the advent of Instagram in 2010, Detroit artist and photographer Nick Jaskey has been generously sharing his images with the world, free of charge. Drawn to the subtle imprints of humanity in a large city with a waning population, Jaskey, 35, has long described his photos as a collection of evidence,...

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Monday, November 6, 2017

Ikea might open a second Michigan store, but it probably won't be in Detroit

Posted By on Mon, Nov 6, 2017 at 4:06 PM

According to a report by Crain's Detroit, Ikea is scouting locations for a new store that would serve as a sister to the Swedish furniture manufacturer's Canton Township megastore. Crain's sources asked to remain anonymous, but they told the business mag the company is leaning toward a suburban location, probably...

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Report says Detroit is the third worst city for Halloween

Posted By on Wed, Oct 25, 2017 at 11:52 AM

Financial website "WalletHub" released a report on the best and worst cities for you to spend your Halloween in. Turns out, Detroit is one of the worst. Of course, this is all based on their own findings (we know how much fun Halloween can be here) that are broken...

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

LeBron James thinks Dan Gilbert's crazy 2010 letter was racially charged

Posted By on Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 1:31 PM

In 2010, when LeBron James left the Cleveland Cavaliers for Miami, team owner Dan Gilbert issued a rambling letter in which he sounded very much like a lover scorned. LeBron, once a hero, was a deserter, and northeast Ohioans deserved more. "I PERSONALLY GUARANTEE THAT THE CLEVELAND CAVALIERS WILL WIN...

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Friday, October 13, 2017

This weekend's Detroit Art Book Fair will offer bound(less) creations

Posted By on Fri, Oct 13, 2017 at 7:00 AM

Sexually suggestive collages of women without flesh. An audiovisual exploration of the abstract qualities of rocks. A wide range of art will be on display and available for sale this weekend at Trinosophes in Eastern Market — but the works won't be on a wall, they'll be bound in...

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Heidelberg Project begins revamp to include artist-in-residence program

Posted By on Tue, Oct 10, 2017 at 2:58 PM

Construction has begun to convert one of the Heidelberg Project's two remaining original structures into the site of a coming artist-in-residence program that will include an art gallery. The renovation marks the start of Heidelberg 3.0 — "a new era for the Heidelberg Project," Jenenne Whitfield, the project's president and...

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

As we uncover historic racism, this Shinola ad certainly stands out

Posted By on Tue, Sep 12, 2017 at 6:16 AM

Over the weekend, a friend sent along this image of an old ad for Shinola shoe polish — it's the same brand that was bought and recycled into the Detroit-based brand by venture capitalist Tom Kartsotis. Kartsotis has won praise for deftly taking a historic brand, divorcing it from...

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Torch with a Twist marks 11 years with anniversary reunion

Posted By on Tue, Sep 5, 2017 at 12:39 PM

A decade ago, at Cliff Bell's on a Sunday night, you might find Grace Detroit's swinging burlesque revue Torch With a Twist. On a monthly basis, the swanky, old-fashioned club provided a picture-perfect setting for that sort of entertainment, with its art deco accents and then-trailblazing craft cocktails. The...

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Friday, September 1, 2017

Detroit racing booster: Let street racers rev it up at city airport

Posted By on Fri, Sep 1, 2017 at 6:05 AM

The Motor City Showdown, Detroit's first-ever legal drag racing event, takes place Sept. 23 at City Airport. It's being spearheaded by professional race car driver and native Detroiter Brian Olatunji, and has earned the cooperation of the city. It sounds like a fun event, with food, music, a car show,...

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Emagine adds Detroit 67: Perspectives trailer for ‘Detroit’

Posted By on Wed, Jul 26, 2017 at 3:02 PM

Emagine Entertainment has partnered with the Detroit Historical Society to create a new trailer for Detroit audiences. The vignette encourages people to visit the exhibition Detroit 67: Perspectives in an effort to bridge the gaps between the film and reality. The trailer features the former chief of Police...

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