A smoother ride down the Belle Isle giant slide: The top 10 Metro Times headlines

Here's what our readers were interested in this week

click to enlarge We love the giant slide, but it is a screaming metal death trap. - Drew Tarvin/Shutterstock
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We love the giant slide, but it is a screaming metal death trap.

The airborne rides from the initial opening of the giant slide on Belle Isle made national headlines this week, and our readers were interested in the tips from Michigan DNR about riding the slide safely.

Our readers were also interested in this week's cover story about Hazel Park, and how the suburb is changing and growing.

All of that and a little more. Here are the top stories of the week:

10. "Detroit’s Third Man Records is releasing Sleep’s legendary ‘Dopesmoker’ LP with actual cannabis leaves encased inside"

9. "Popular California-based cannabis brand STIIIZY opens first Michigan dispensary in Ferndale"

8. "Detroit Cobras singer Rachel Nagy to be honored with tribute show"

7. "The mystery behind a rash of dog deaths in central and northern Michigan has been solved"

6. "The Republican Party is destroying itself in its drift to the far right"

5. "After growing up in Detroit’s cannabis black market, Tre Hobbs has officially launched his brand Neighborhood Essentials in Michigan"

4. "Detroit Repertory Theatre co-founder Barbara Busby has died"

3. "Belle Isle’s giant slide in Detroit is outta control"

2. "A hipper Hazel Park? Why the longtime blue-collar suburb is experiencing a renaissance"

1. "You’ve been riding Detroit’s giant slide wrong all this time, Michigan DNR says"

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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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