Behold, the first issue of Detroit Metro Times: Oct. 16, 1980

The first issue of Metro Times came out on Oct. 16, 1980. Here's a trip down memory lane.

By Metro Times Staff

Behold, the first issue of Detroit Metro Times: Oct. 16, 1980
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A step-by-step guide for making a simple no-sew DIY face mask

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently updated its prevention protocol regarding the spread of COVID-19 to recommend the public start wearing…

By Metro Times Staff

10. Fold the ends of the fabric toward center — this will be the side against your face
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20 ways to help metro Detroiters during the coronavirus pandemic

It's easy to feel hopeless right now, especially when we're told to stay home and away from the very people that may…

By Metro Times Staff

20 ways to help metro Detroiters during the coronavirus pandemic
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Everyone we saw feeling the Bern at Bernie Sanders' Detroit rally at TCF Center

Democratic Party presidential candidate Bernie Sanders held the first of several Detroit-area rallies ahead of Michigan's primary election at Detroit's TCF Center on Friday. Sanders…

By Metro Times Staff

Everyone we saw feeling the Bern at Bernie Sanders' Detroit rally at TCF Center
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All the classic cars, gearheads, and pinups we saw at Autorama 2020

The 68th annual Autorama brought more than 800 hot rods, customs, trucks, and motorcycles from across the globe to Detroit's TCF Center,…

By Metro Times Staff

All the classic cars, gearheads, and pinups we saw at Autorama 2020
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Everyone we saw at 'Detroit in the Gilded Age: Break the Bank with the Detroit Historical Society'

The Detroit Historical Museum took guests back to the Gilded Age for the Detroit Historical Society Ball fundraiser at the State Savings…

By Metro Times Staff

Everyone we saw at 'Detroit in the Gilded Age: Break the Bank with the Detroit Historical Society'
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Photos show contamination at the factory responsible for toxic ooze on I-696

The toxic, bright green liquid discovered oozing onto I-696 in Madison Heights came from a shuttered factory that environmental officials spent about…

By Metro Times Staff

Drums of waste in west building.
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Everyone we saw getting wild at Whiskey in the Winter

Metro Times held our inaugural celebration of all things whiskey at the Detroit Shipping Co. for a toasty evening of eating, drinking,…

By Metro Times Staff

Photo by Ashley Toodle
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22 historical figures you probably didn't know were buried in Michigan

From Rosa Parks to the founder of the Kellogg Company, Michigan is the final resting place of many well-known American entertainers, business…

By Metro Times Staff

David Ruffin
    Known as one of the lead singers of The Temptations, David Ruffin was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989. As frontman for The Temptations, Ruffin’s voice can be heard on numerous hits, including “My Girl,” “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg,” and “It’s Growing.” Following his death in 1991, Ruffin was buried in Detroit’s Woodlawn Cemetery.
    Photo via Motown Records / Wikimedia Commons
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All the crazy cosplayers we saw at Detroit's Youmacon 2019

Halloween may come but once a year, but for many people dressing up in elaborate costumes is a way of life —…

By Metro Times Staff

Photo by Megan Matelonek
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Detroiters feel the Bern at Bernie Sanders rally at Cass Tech

Nearly 5,000 metro Detroiters came out to support 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders at Cass Technical High School on Sunday. The…

By Metro Times Staff

Detroiters feel the Bern at Bernie Sanders rally at Cass Tech
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40 hilarious prank student ID photos by North Farmington High School seniors

The goofy teens at North Farmington High School took their annual prank student ID photos, and ooh boy, are they a doozy…

By Metro Times Staff

@CrownKing522 / Twitter
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Powerful photos from the Close the Camps rally at the Holocaust Memorial Center in Farmington Hills

In response to the massive ICE raids taking place around the U.S., the Close the Camps Coalition hosted a “Close the Camps…

By Metro Times Staff

Powerful photos from the Close the Camps rally at the Holocaust Memorial Center in Farmington Hills
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Everything we saw at Metro Times' Best of Detroit Party 2019

On Saturday, metro Detroiters came out to The Roostertail to celebrate the best things to love about the Motor City at this…

By Metro Times Staff

Everything we saw at Metro Times' Best of Detroit Party 2019
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All the stylish people we saw at the 2019 Fash Bash at the Detroit Institute of Arts

Fash Bash 2019 took its “garden party” theme to the next level by (thanks to the weather) hosting the majority of the…

By Metro Times Staff

All the stylish people we saw at the 2019 Fash Bash at the Detroit Institute of Arts
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Scenes from outside the Democtratic presidential debates in Detroit

Thousands of people flocked to downtown Detroit this week for the two-day Democratic presidential primary debate. While 20 candidates participated in the…

By Metro Times Staff

Photo by Steve Neavling
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Steve Yzerman is selling his Tampa condo for $1.7 million — let's take a tour

It would appear that former Detroit Red Wings star and Tampa Bay Lightning General Manager Steve Yzerman is officially packing up for…

By Metro Times Staff

Steve Yzerman is selling his Tampa condo for $1.7 million — let's take a tour
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Photos: Springtime on Belle Isle is a construction hell

It's springtime on Belle Isle. That means months of the usual Detroit Grand Prix construction, traffic jams, concrete barriers, fencing, cables, billboards,…

By Metro Times Staff

Photos: Springtime on Belle Isle is a construction hell
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Everyone we saw at the 'We Build the Wall' event at Cobo Center

On Thursday, March 14, a "We Build the Wall" event was held at Cobo Center in Detroit. The event — which featured…

By Metro Times Staff

Everyone we saw at the 'We Build the Wall' event at Cobo Center
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Remembering the Twitter legacy of former Michigan Rep. John Dingell

On Thursday, Feb. 8, former Michigan Representative John D. Dingell Jr. died at the age 92. Many will remember him as the…

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Remembering the Twitter legacy of former Michigan Rep. John Dingell
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Everyone we saw at the Detroit Women's March at the Charles H. Wright Museum

For its third year, the Women's March rallied women and allies in Detroit for a day of activism. Despite bitter temperatures and heavy…

By Metro Times Staff

Everyone we saw at the Detroit Women's March at the Charles H. Wright Museum
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Everything we saw at the protest of GM's plant closures at the North American International Auto Show

On Friday, a new group called the Detroit Coalition for a Green New Deal protested General Motors' recent decision to close five North…

By Metro Times Staff

Everything we saw at the protest of GM's plant closures at the North American International Auto Show
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35 of the best Twitter clapbacks in support of Rashida Tlaib's 'impeach the motherfucker'

On her very first day as a U.S. Representative, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan's 13th congressional district made headlines across the nation by…

By Metro Times Staff

35 of the best Twitter clapbacks in support of Rashida Tlaib's 'impeach the motherfucker'
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20 of the funniest comments by Metro Times readers in 2018

We know that Metro Times readers are a tough crowd. In our comments section, we see readers go at each other daily…

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20 of the funniest comments by Metro Times readers in 2018
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36 houses in Detroit that the city has deemed 'unlikely to be blighted'

Since 2014, Detroit has spent approximately $240M demolishing abandoned houses. The money is running out, and when all is said and done,…

By Metro Times Staff

5827 Springfield Street
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All the action we saw at Detroit Hydrofest 2018

Once again, hydroplane racers took to the Detroit River to compete for the APBA Gold Cup as part of Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers…

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All the action we saw at Detroit Hydrofest 2018
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9 of metro Detroit's most adoptable animals, including a rabbit named Alice Cooper

Why spend thousands of dollars on a purebred dog when you could adopt a furry friend for a fraction of that price? The…

By Metro Times Staff

NAME: Precious 
    GENDER: Female
    BREED: Pit Bull
    AGE: 7 months
    WEIGHT: 29 pounds
    SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS: Precious is recovering from a temporary skin ailment. She prefers a home with older or no children.
    REASON I CAME TO MHS: Rescued in Detroit
    LOCATION: Mackey Center for Animal Care in Detroit
    ID NUMBER: 870847
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17 people making major moves in Michigan

It’s that time of year again. The Metro Times editorial staff gathered around our conference room table, shut the door, and came up with…

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The Healer
    Kalimah Johnson, founder and executive director, SASHA Center
    "We're not going to tell you how to feel about your rape," Johnson says. "You can feel how you want to feel. We're here for you. Some people are more cerebral, more internal. Others are very external. You get to decide how to heal. We just want to create a safe space for all of that. You need a Bible? We got that. You need a chicken foot? We got that, too."
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