Dubious Achievement Awards: 31 reasons to kick 2016 out the door

Every year is full of achievements — often proud ones illustrating how far we've come. That's not what this issue is about.…

By Metro Times Staff

Sorry to drink and run
    In a bid to restore confidence in Flint's lead-plagued water system, Snyder claims to have visited a Flint home and consumed filtered water out of the family's kitchen tap, and that he intends to continue drinking filtered Flint tap water for the next 30 days. But instead of being seen as a selfless display of empathy, many see it as an insincere PR stunt. Flint Mayor Karen Weaver says the promise "does not impress us at all." And all of five days go by before the guv jets off to Europe for trade discussions. A spokesperson says bringing Flint water along "isn't feasible."
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13 photos of WSU's Students Organize for Syria candlelight vigil in Detroit

On Monday, Wayne State University's Students Organize for Syria chapter hosted a candlelight vigil to show solidarity with Aleppo in Detroit's Campus Martius. Despite…

By Metro Times Staff

13 photos of WSU's Students Organize for Syria candlelight vigil in Detroit
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Let there be light: 11 photos showing the transformation of Detroit's new streetlights

On Thursday, Dec. 15, Detroit's Public Lighting Authority will celebrate a ceremonial "lighting of the last light" at the Detroit riverfront —…

By Metro Times Staff

Palmer Park, Whitmore Rd. between 3rd Ave. and Manderson Rd. Photo by Alex Hall.
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25 profound stories from 'Humans of Macomb County'

The "Humans of Macomb County" series was created after Macomb County, a place that has traditionally voted Democrat, almost unanimously voted for…

By Metro Times Staff

“If I think back, I get depressed. If I think ahead, I get afraid.”
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27 amazing photos of anti-Trump protests in Detroit

The people (well, the Electoral College, really) have spoken, and some people are not okay with President-elect Donald Trump. Hundreds of protestors…

By Metro Times Staff

via @domnom69
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15 vintage photos of freighters chugging along the shores of Michigan

Anyone who has spent time on Michigan's waterways knows that freighters are very common. Here are 15 vintage photos of freighters chugging…

By Metro Times Staff

A freighter in 1929 on the Detroit River.
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11 historical photos from elections past in Detroit

  All Images from Wayne States Digital Library 

By Metro Times Staff

CROWDS WAITING TO VOTE.
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60 metro Detroiters who rocked the vote today

They came, they saw, and they voted.

By Metro Times Staff

via @jordanroskopp
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Here's the top 10 spots for rent in Ferndale right now

Ferndale is a happening spot for housing and apartment rentals, and we've rounded up the top 10 spots available right now. Interested in…

By Metro Times Staff

$1,200/month | 3 bedrooms | 897 sq. ft. 
    655 Saratoga St. 
    This house is located within walking distance to downtown Ferndale. It features an updated kitchen, jacuzzi tub, walk in closet, and glass enclosed front porch.
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20 nostalgic photos of The Detroit Zoo

The Detroit Zoo launched a new campaign this week called "A Zoo That Could" aimed at highlighting what it does beyond its 125…

By Metro Times Staff

Inside the Holden Museum (circa 1960)
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PHOTOS: Inside the most expensive home for sale in Indian Village

Albert Kahn originally designed the Indian Village home for Hugh Chalmers, founder of the Chalmers Motor Car Company, in 1909, and it's truly on some…

By Metro Times Staff

PHOTOS: Inside the most expensive home for sale in Indian Village
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See inside the $7.7M mansion Floyd Mayweather Jr. bought IN CASH

Floyd "Money" Mayweather is back at it again, flaunting his wealth, that is. At least he has ok taste in properties. All…

By Metro Times Staff

Ok, like I'm not here to invalidate Mayweather's hard work and savvy, but I wonder what kind of house the guy who invested in the artificial heart lives in.
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19 classic photos of Ford Motor Company's history in Detroit

On June 4th, 1896, Henry Ford made his first successful test drive of his first car, the Quadricycle, in the streets of Detroit. Here's…

By Metro Times Staff

Henry Ford Driving Old Model Car Passing a Stage Coach
    
    from Virtual Motor City (Photo credit: Detroit News Collection, Walter P. Reuther Library, Wayne State University)
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See inside the new Detroit Nike Community Store

The dream is now reality. Downtown Detroit is now home to a Nike store. Here's what it looks like. And see more…

By Metro Times Staff

See inside the new Detroit Nike Community Store
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Everything we saw at the Nike Community Store opening in Detroit

Photos by Dontae Rockymore.

By Metro Times Staff

Everything we saw at the Nike Community Store opening in Detroit
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19 pictures showing the history of Detroit’s streetcar system

The final streetcar on Detroit's original Woodward Avenue line ran on April 8, 1956. To commemorate the ghosts of transit past, here's…

By Metro Times Staff

Still, it wasn’t easy running a sprawling municipal system, with many things working against it: Upgrading worn-out infrastructure, the challenge of integrating buses into a rail system, increasing competition for roadway from automobiles, and labor trouble.
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38 stunning photos of women's protests in Detroit

Over the years, Detroit has seen a number of strikes and protests led by women.  From sit-down strikes in major department stores…

By Metro Times Staff

1970s | Women wearing traditional clothing of long skirts, shawls and head scarves stand together holding signs, one reads, "We shall pray in Jerusalem, soon," on sidewalk in front of unidentified building.
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30 amazing historic photos of Detroit wartime women at work

March 8 is International Women's Day and to celebrate we've combed the archives of Virtual Motor City and come up with these 30…

By Metro Times Staff

1940s
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14 photos from the Donald Trump rally in Warren

'Merica showed up in force on March 4, 2016. Here are some of our favorite shots from the morning's festivities.

By Metro Times Staff

Photo via Instagram user @rowannmckenzie
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15 photos of protesters at the GOP Debate

The circus is in town. Okay, not really, but it sure felt that way at times on Thursday night when the remaining…

By Metro Times Staff

Protesters carry a wall with a message to the candidates, mocking Trump’s promise to build a wall along the Mexican border. Photo via Instagram user @Live______Free
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14 classic photos of presidential campaign stops in Detroit

The campaign trail has long crisscrossed the Great Lakes State. Detroit, specifically, has been an important stop for presidential hopefuls, so we've…

By Metro Times Staff

Reagan campaigning in Detroit
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11 depressing photos from the unfinished Wayne County jail

Despite reports that work is being done on the new Wayne County jail on Gratiot Avenue, it is still nowhere near finished. And so the…

By Metro Times Staff

11 depressing photos from the unfinished Wayne County jail
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