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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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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Celebrate Detroit's birthday with 'Raise the Flag Fest' this weekend

Posted By on Wed, Jul 19, 2017 at 12:01 PM

If patriotism were a concept that could apply to a municipality, Detroit native Ali Thrower would have it in spades. On any given day, you can find the 42-year-old repping his city through the Detroit flag screen-printed on his tee shirt or — in the winter — embroidered on his...

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Thursday, July 6, 2017

Henry the Hatter might not leave Detroit after all

Posted By on Thu, Jul 6, 2017 at 10:16 AM

Last week, Henry the Hatter owner Paul Wasserman announced the Detroit location of his iconic store would shutter in August. Wasserman lost his lease and many are speculating that rising rents due to downtown's redevelopment played a role in the closure. Now, Crain's Detroit is reporting that due to an...

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Monday, May 15, 2017

'Jeremiah Tower' chronicles the rise, fall, and return of a trailblazing chef

Posted By on Mon, May 15, 2017 at 11:55 AM

Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent Rated R, 102 Minutes Grade: B In a media universe saturated with 24-hour food networks, event dining, and reservation apps on our smartphones, it’s hard to recall a time when the idea of a “celebrity chef” was obscure, when cooks were not seen as tattooed,...

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

The QLine sports a nifty wrap before it debuts May 12

Posted By on Tue, May 2, 2017 at 1:02 PM

With the grand opening of the QLine just a couple days away, the finishing touches on the streetcar are finally starting to take shape, and that includes a fancy and colorful wrap that covers the train. Reddit user aspera_non_spernit posted a video from YouTube showing the QLine on a...

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Monday, April 24, 2017

Shinola partners with Detroit Dirt to add compost to its in-store inventory

Posted By on Mon, Apr 24, 2017 at 11:53 AM

In general, when people think of Shinola, they think of handsome timepieces with well-crafted leather bands. Or maybe they think of a company with masterful marketing. But, they definitely do not think about dirt. Pashon Murray, founder of Detroit Dirt, is about to change that. Murray moved to Detroit in...

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

ICP to host first ever Dark Carnival Games Convention

Posted By on Thu, Apr 20, 2017 at 2:04 PM

Insane Clown Posse members Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope are hosting the first ever Dark Carnival Games Con this weekend and you're probably not the only one asking yourself what, exactly, that is. The convention — similar to a comic con — is geared toward "Juggalo gamers" and invites...

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