A new Aaliyah record, Detroit auto show return, and a new name for TCF Center: The top ten Metro Times headlines of the week

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click to enlarge Detroit artist Jonathan Harris has gone viral with his "Critical Race Theory" painting. - Tafari Stevenson-Howard
Tafari Stevenson-Howard
Detroit artist Jonathan Harris has gone viral with his "Critical Race Theory" painting.

The cancellation of Detroit’s Winter Blast stung our hearts, but plenty of readers were interested in the Winter Blast’s sudden revival and move to Royal Oak.

Our readers were also interested in a viral painting by a local artist that depicted the covering of Critical Race Theory. And many curious as to what TCF Center’s new name was going to be.

Here are the top stories of the week:

10. “Big Sean responds to Kanye West’s claims in the most Detroit way possible”

9. "‘The New Black Vanguard’ at the DIA is the exhibit Black Detroiters need”

8. “A posthumous Aaliyah record is finally coming, and The Weeknd is on the first track. But is it worth it?”

7. “All teachers, staff at Detroit's public schools must be vaccinated by February”

6. “R.I.P. Greg Tate and Barry Harris, two incomparable cultural avatars”

5.​​ “Detroit artist Jonathan Harris strikes a nerve around the world with ‘Critical Race Theory’ painting”

4. “Michigan woman busted for trying to use fake 'Rent-A-Hitman' website to kill ex-husband”

3. “Detroit’s convention center renamed... again”

2. “Detroit North American International Auto Show eyes 2022 return”

1. “Winter Blast moves to Royal Oak from Detroit”

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Alex Washington

Born and raised on Detroit's Westside, Alex Washington is about as Detroit as they come. She judges your coney island order and serves a mean side-eye when anything across Eight Mile is called "Detroit." Her writing has been published in Real Detroit Weekly, The Detroit Free Press, Model D, BLAC magazine, and...
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