Michigan's pro-Trump power couple, Dan Gilbert helps launch Detroit record label, and lots of weed: the top Metro Times headlines

click to enlarge Party of Q: Matt and Meshawn Maddock are a Trump-loving power couple whose influence is growing as the state GOP shifts further to the right. - JONATHAN OOSTING, BRIDGE MICHIGAN, SHARED WITH PERMISSION
Jonathan Oosting, Bridge Michigan, shared with permission
Party of Q: Matt and Meshawn Maddock are a Trump-loving power couple whose influence is growing as the state GOP shifts further to the right.

A 2021 Metro Times cover story on the radicalization of Michigan's Republican Party was one of our top stories this week, thanks to a recent link from Wonkette. As usual, weed was on our readers' minds: a scientific study that found potential for cannabis compounds to fight COVID-19 went viral, as did news that a former business partner of Kanye West is teaming up with Detroit's Dan Gilbert to launch a new record label here.

Here's what our readers were most interested in this weekend.

10. "Pure Roots cannabis dispensary opens Macomb County location"

9. "Details surface of former Speaker Chatfield’s alleged sexual abuse of sister-in-law"

8. "Metro Detroit’s AlTayeb restaurant finds success serving up brunch, Beirut-style"

7. "How a Michigan couple radicalized the state’s GOP and emboldened insurrectionists"

6. "Former G.O.O.D. Music exec teams with Dan Gilbert to form record label in Detroit"

5. "Cannabis compounds can prevent COVID-19 infection, study finds"

4. "Detroit's Fire and Ice fest will have techno dance party, ice sculptures, and bonfires"

3. "Great Lakes Coffee indefinitely shuts down Midtown Detroit location due to COVID-19 outbreak among staff"

2. "New poll shows how embracing Trump could backfire in Michigan"

1. "Lawsuit alleges ‘obnoxiously racist behavior’ at Eddie Merlot’s restaurant in Bloomfield Hills"

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Lee DeVito

Leyland "Lee" DeVito grew up in the suburbs of Detroit, where he read Metro Times religiously due to teenaged-induced boredom. He became a contributing writer for Metro Times in 2009, and Editor in Chief in 2016. In addition to writing, he also supplies occasional illustrations. His writing has been published...
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