25 Detroit area bookstores to support on Independent Bookstore Day and beyond

You know when Netflix brazenly asks you “are you still watching?” while binging the award-winning Jason Bateman drama Ozark? Well, show Netflix…

By Metro Times Staff

Nandi's Knowledge Cafe
    71 Oakman Blvd., Highland Park; 313-865-1288; nandisknowledgecafe.com
    Part bookstore, part community space, Nandi's Knowledge Cafe is a hub for African American books, art, poetry, culture, and studies. In addition to a carefully curated selection of books, Nandi's is also a hotspot for live performances, including hip-hop, reggae, open mic, and chess nights each week. 
    
    Photo via GoogleMaps
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This $1.37 million retro waterfront home in Bloomfield Township has a solarium with a hot tub

Rarely do we stumble upon A) a house quite like this and B) a real estate agent-written description of a property of…

By Metro Times Staff

This $1.37 million retro waterfront home in Bloomfield Township has a solarium with a hot tub
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This $4.3 million renovated mid-century home in Ann Arbor is a stunning blank slate

If you like mid-century modern design but want to feel like Chrissy Teigen sans her army of social media trolls, look no…

By Metro Times Staff

This $4.3 million renovated mid-century home in Ann Arbor is a stunning blank slate
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35 of the most accurate memes based on viral 'Zola' tweetstorm-turned feature film

In October of 2015, Detroit waitress A'ziah "Zola" Wells took to Twitter for what would become a viral, 148-tweet thread in which she detailed…

By Metro Times Staff

35 of the most accurate memes based on viral 'Zola' tweetstorm-turned feature film
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This $550k metro Detroit home designed by the Palace architects has an indoor koi pond

Let us pull back the custom-designed curtain(s) to reveal one of the most unique properties on the market around here, which is…

By Metro Times Staff

This $550k metro Detroit home designed by the Palace architects has an indoor koi pond
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This insane $649k log cabin in Michigan's U.P. is a wood-lover's dream — let's take a tour

How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood? Well, we're not sure, but we think it would…

By Metro Times Staff

This insane $649k log cabin in Michigan's U.P. is a wood-lover's dream — let's take a tour
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Everyone we saw at the grand opening of rapper Tone Tone's Toney Island restaurant in Detroit

Toney Island, the cleverly named coney island owned by Detroit rapper Tone Tone, opened to great fanfare on Saturday, March 27. Performances…

By Metro Times Staff

Everyone we saw at the grand opening of rapper Tone Tone's Toney Island restaurant in Detroit
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This custom 'organic contemporary' home on Michigan's Blain Island has strong Y2K energy

It's the year 2000 and you're equipped with a flip phone, ill-fated Jessica Simpson edible perfume, and some newly — and illegally…

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This custom 'organic contemporary' home on Michigan's Blain Island has strong Y2K energy
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This $2.7 million lakefront Minoru Yamasaki-designed home in metro Detroit has an indoor lap pool

What do the building at One Woodward, Wayne State's McGregor Memorial Conference Center, Ruhl's Bakery in Detroit, Temple Beth El in Bloomfield…

By Metro Times Staff

This $2.7 million lakefront Minoru Yamasaki-designed home in metro Detroit has an indoor lap pool
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15 scenic Michigan Airbnb rentals worthy of your spring getaway

Spring has sprung and, if you're like us, you have an itch that needs scratching. No, it's not one that requires medical…

By Metro Times Staff

Bohemian Artist Cabin in Traverse City
    2 guests, 1 bedrooms, 2 beds, 1 baths
    $400 per night
    We're gonna namaste right here at this secluded cabin in Traverse City. Bohemian, tranquil, and surrounded by 10 acres of rolling hills and lush greenery, this home — referred to as “the snug” —  is handcrafted by artists and features ceramics and other art by women and artists from marginalized communities. Though the home is best for two people as its only 600 sqft, the tall ceilings, windows, and meticulously designed and decorated interior gives the illusion of more space. To amp up the rustic factor, the home has an outdoor shower, outhouse, firepit, and a stellar elevated porch.
    
    Photos via Airbnb.com
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This $1.25 million Mid-Century Modern home in Ann Arbor hasn't been touched since the 1950s — let's take a tour

While we await the invention of an actual hot tub time machine, the opportunity to live out our most spectacular 1950s fantasy is…

By Metro Times Staff

This $1.25 million Mid-Century Modern home in Ann Arbor hasn't been touched since the 1950s — let's take a tour
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21 socially-distant things to do outdoors in metro Detroit this spring

Can you hear that, folks? The sound of snow melting and dripping gently down eaves, people taking to the streets to soak…

By Metro Times Staff

Go full zen at the Cranbrook Gardens
    380 Long Pine Rd., Bloomfield Hills; 248-645-3149; housegardens.cranbrook.edu
    While we are sort of exiting several nightmares — a pandemic and a Michigan winter — what better place to cool down than Cranbrook’s sunken garden? Or how about the Japanese Garden or Reflecting Pond? This shady (not, like, suspicious, but actual shade) and dreamy spot is the perfect place to cool off and, well, reflect on your useless and very expensive college degree. If the shade and gardens and ponds aren’t enough to lower your temps, stay tuned to Cranbrook’s social media as they're gearing up to reopen the art gallery and science museum. After all, air conditioning is both a work of art and a scientific marvel, and for that we are #blessed.  
    Photo via Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research/Facebook
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This Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired waterfront home in Michigan has an artist loft, atrium, and waterfall

What's that saying about stones and glass houses? Well, you may want to toss your stones, gripes, and grievances into the crystal…

By Metro Times Staff

This Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired waterfront home in Michigan has an artist loft, atrium, and waterfall
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This tiny time capsule house in metro Detroit has a mid-century basement bar

We've heard of BDE, but what about BGE? Well, this tiny time capsule home in Clinton Twp. has Big Grandma Energy and…

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This tiny time capsule house in metro Detroit has a mid-century basement bar
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This 121-year-old farmhouse in Clarkston features marble from Detroit's Hudson building and a full-blown chapel

Remember Donny and Marie Osmond? Who could forget their feathered hair, white teeth, and matching sequined cumberbunds? Well, like them, this 121-year-old…

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This 121-year-old farmhouse in Clarkston features marble from Detroit's Hudson building and a full-blown chapel
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This $5.5M megamansion in Northville has an entire exterior made from marble — let's take a tour

It’s perhaps no surprise to learn that the architect of Northville's Sutariya Estate had no limit on the budget to renovate the…

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This $5.5M megamansion in Northville has an entire exterior made from marble — let's take a tour
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Metro Detroiters rally in Grosse Pointe Park in support of Black woman targeted by KKK flag

On Sunday, dozens of metro Detroiters rallied in support of a Black woman from Grosse Pointe Park who said a neighbor hung…

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Metro Detroiters rally in Grosse Pointe Park in support of Black woman targeted by KKK flag
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This $799.9k historic Romanesque Michigan mansion boasts eight fireplaces — let's tour

It should come as no surprise that a home built for the president of the Round Oak Stove Company would feature eight…

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This $799.9k historic Romanesque Michigan mansion boasts eight fireplaces — let's tour
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Michigan mansion tied to infamous Peck Family murders is on the market — let's take a tour

Finally! A real estate listing for true crime junkies, lovers of historic homes, and buyers who don't mind a property with some…

By Metro Times Staff

Michigan mansion tied to infamous Peck Family murders is on the market — let's take a tour
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20 sex toys, gadgets, and surprises to make it through Valentine’s Day in quarantine

If you would’ve told us that we would’ve spent most of 2020 — and, as it’s shaping up, most of 2021 —…

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For the person who is very new to butt stuff but wants to give it a whirl 
    Luxe Beginner Plug Kit, $28
    Spectrum Boutique, 0nline only, spectrumboutique.com
    Don't over anal-yze it. Despite the rise in the popularity of butt stuff, not everyone is down to knock on their backdoor. But for those newbies who want to see what all the fuss is about before trying with a partner, there's the Luxe Beginner Plug Kit. Think of it like training wheels for your butt. Each of the three uniquely-sized silicone plugs offers a tapered tip to make insertion and removal a smooth experience, allowing you to build up to the largest of the plugs. If you want to, you'll be a butt stuff pro in no time. 
    Photo via spectrumboutique.com
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Where to find Detroit artist Charles McGee’s bold works of art in Michigan

Charles McGee, a groundbreaking Black Detroit artist, died this week at age 96, but he lives on in the vibrant sculptures, murals,…

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“Unity”
    28 W. Grand River Ave., Detroit
    In 2017, a towering 118-foot tall black-and-white mural designed by McGee was painted on the side of 28 W. Grand River Ave. in Detroit’s Capitol Park neighborhood. The painting, which incorporated representational elements like a snake and a bird, was realized by Kelly Golden and Jordan Zielke of the Golden Sign Co., and debuted alongside a sprawling retrospective exhibition of McGee’s work by Library Street Collective, spanning more than 70 years.
    Photo by Sal Rodriguez
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This retro $1.5 million home in West Bloomfield has a conversation pit

Every once in a while, in a sea of McMansions, pretentious marble-obsessed palatial estates, and, like, whatever the design aesthetic of the…

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This retro $1.5 million home in West Bloomfield has a conversation pit
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Kuzzo's owner and former Detroit Lion Ron Bartell puts Palmer Woods home on the market — let's take a tour

You could enjoy some chicken and waffles or watch the big game from the comfort of this contemporary California-style mansion located in…

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Kuzzo's owner and former Detroit Lion Ron Bartell puts Palmer Woods home on the market — let's take a tour
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Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford's $6.5 million Bloomfield Hills waterfront home is still on the market — let's take a tour

When this massive home hit the market last year, it sent the Detroit Lions rumor mill spinning. Matthew Stafford's super-luxe 12,295-square-foot Bloomfield…

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Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford's $6.5 million Bloomfield Hills waterfront home is still on the market — let's take a tour
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This $339k mid-century modern home near Lansing comes with original George Nelson light fixtures

We know what you're thinking: “when will this mid-century modern mania end?” Well, frankly, we hope it never ends, especially in cases like…

By Metro Times Staff

This $339k mid-century modern home near Lansing comes with original George Nelson light fixtures
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This 100-year-old Detroit ice cream shop is selling everything for $595k — let's take a tour

This is an emergency, folks! Call Wes Anderson or Willy Wonka or, just, like, the Mr. Goodbar or someone, because this Detroit legacy…

By Metro Times Staff

This 100-year-old Detroit ice cream shop is selling everything for $595k — let's take a tour
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This $839k retro riverfront home in Harrison Township has an indoor jacuzzi

Why take a bath when you could be in an indoor jacuzzi, and why sit in a jacuzzi when you could just…

By Metro Times Staff

This $839k retro riverfront home in Harrison Township has an indoor jacuzzi
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The 25 best restaurants for takeout in Ann Arbor, according to Yelp

You know what they say about opinions: they're like assholes, everyone has one. And, well, sometimes the people with opinions and assholes, are assholes.…

By Metro Times Staff

25. Detroit Street Filling Station
    300 Detroit St., Ann Arbor;734-224-8262; thelunchrooma2.com/detroit-street-filling-station 
    “I must admit, as a lifelong omnivore, I have always been skeptical about vegetarian restaurants as I have rarely found any earth shattering vegetarian dishes. But was pleasantly surprised when I came across the Power Up Bowl at the Detroit Street Filling Station! It was vegetarian, healthy, and more importantly (to me at least), super tasty! Would highly recommend this for your entree if you come by here for lunch or dinner.
    The buffalo cauliflower "wings" here are also pretty great. The Pad Thai is alright, not nearly as good as the Power Up bowl. The Power Up bowl is where it's at.” —Nancy C. on Yelp
    
    Photo via Detroit Street Filling Station/Facebook
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20 socially distant things to do in metro Detroit this winter

When the word “coronavirus” first started appearing with frequency in national headlines around this time last year, would you ever have imagined…

By Metro Times Staff

Ice skated in Campus Martius
    If you take away the blizzards, black ice, and below zero temperatures, winter in Detroit is actually quite beautiful. Ice skating in Campus Martius makes the most of Detroit’s winter wonderland. 
    
    Photo courtesy of Downtown Detroit Partnership
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This $1.2 million home in Bruce Twp. is basically 'The Sopranos' house with a better basement

Madon! Grab a plate of gabagool or some of Karen Bacala's famous baked ziti, because this house in Bruce, Michigan is giving…

By Metro Times Staff

This $1.2 million home in Bruce Twp. is basically 'The Sopranos' house with a better basement
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