20 fabulous Michigan drag queens you should be following on Instagram

All hail the queens: Drag performers inspire us to embrace our true selves and say, "fuck the haters." Here are 20 drag queens…

By Randiah Camille Green

20 fabulous Michigan drag queens you should be following on Instagram
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Rare retro Lustron house is for sale in Ann Arbor

Built in 1949, this mid-century modern home is a real gem. It's an all-metal prefabricated Lustron home, designed by Chicago inventor Carl Strandlund…

By MT Staff

Rare retro Lustron house is for sale in Ann Arbor
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30 essential Detroit area record stores to support to keep the music alive

Keep music alive by supporting these local, legendary, and thriving Detroit-area record stores, which keep the inspiration spinning all year long.

By Metro Times Staff

30 essential Detroit area record stores to support to keep the music alive
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20 Michigan parks, trails, and drives to see the fall colors

Fall is the season where we see just how beautiful Michigan is, and the changing of the leaves gives us the colors…

By Metro Times Staff

20 Michigan parks, trails, and drives to see the fall colors
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All the freaky folks we saw at Twiztid's Astronomicon event in Ann Arbor

Detroit-based rap duo Twiztid's award-winning convention, Astronomicon, has returned for a 4th year. With a variety of celebrities from the realms of…

By Metro Times Staff

All the freaky folks we saw at Twiztid's Astronomicon event in Ann Arbor
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You can live in this $1.75 million Swiss Chalet in Ann Arbor — let's take a tour

Go ahead and cancel your post-vaccination vacation and take a look at this Swiss chalet-inspired house in the Ann Arbor area instead.…

By Metro Times Staff

You can live in this $1.75 million Swiss Chalet in Ann Arbor — let's take a tour
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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 $1.25 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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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 things to do if you're sober in the Detroit area

As if being a human wasn't hard enough, 2020 happened and, well, you know how that turned out. For those on a…

By Metro Times Staff

Buy a damn book and actually read the damn thing
    Don’t worry. You’re not alone. We have mountains of half-read books and stacks of “oh, I’ve been meaning to read those,” too. So, how about you take some time out of an afternoon and lose yourself in the labyrinthian John K. King Rare and Used Books or literally any one of metro Detroit’s many independent bookstores that are keeping our brains fed during the pandemic? Remember, read responsibly.
    Photo via Literati/Facebook
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25 of the best comfort food restaurants in metro Detroit, according to Yelp

We could all use a little comfort right about now, meaning comfort food — like mac n' cheese, meatloaf, pho, or chicken…

By Metro Times Staff

1. Polish Village Cafe
    2990 Yemans St., Hamtramck; 313-874-5726; polishvillage.cafe 
    “Nice old world styled restaurant. And I must say has the best be Polish food around. The wait staff is great. They always check to make sure you have everything to keep you happy. And it's always packed!!!!  so order carry out if you don't mind dining out. It's just a little place. Get anything it is guaranteed to be good, I promise. City chicken, pierogies, stuffed cabbage like grandma used to make.... unless you're getting a combo have the person with you order something different and just share. Serving sizes are good and there will be more than enough to take home for leftovers! Try the dill pickle soup as well. Hope you enjoy this place as much as I do.” — Tiffany M. on Yelp
    
    Photo via Polish Village Cafe/Facebook
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Where to buy holiday gifts for under $50 in metro Detroit

Sometimes our hearts are bigger than our wallets, especially when it comes to gift-giving this time of year. And while pandemic shopping…

By Metro Times Staff

Where to buy holiday gifts for under $50 in metro Detroit
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40 Detroit area restaurants with igloos, tents, and heated outdoor seating

We Michiganders know one thing to be true: winter is inevitable. No longer how many unseasonably warm days November may hold, winter…

By Metro Times Staff

Lake Inn Lapeer
    3711 Hunt Rd., Lapeer; 810-667-09411; lakeinnlapeer.com
    It’s a little like eating a burger in front of a cow but at Lake Inn Lapeer, which has a seafood-focused menu, they’ve got igloos on the deck overlooking the lake, you know, home to pre-cooked sea creatures. All that is required to reserve a waterfront igloo is a willingness to spend $150 minimum on food and drinks Monday-Thursday or $200 minimum Friday through Sunday. 
     
    Photo via Lake Inn Lapeer/Facebook
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20 socially distant things to do in the Detroit area when it’s hot AF outside

We're feeling it too, fam. It's hot. We're sick of our spouses, houses, and despite having subscriptions to every single streaming service,…

By Metro Times Staff

20 socially distant things to do in the Detroit area when it’s hot AF outside
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15 independent metro Detroit bookstores offering delivery and curbside pickup

It came as quite a blow to independent bookstores  — and the readers that need them — when all were forced to…

By Metro Times Staff

Toadvine Books
    
    2783 Coolidge Hwy., Berkley; 248-439-0409; toadvinebooks.com 
    Want Vonnegut? Comics? How about illustrated Harry Potter books? This eclectic Berkley focuses on new and used fiction and literature, young adult novels, small press comics, zines, as well as science fiction and fantasy. Just email toadvinebooks@gmail.com to inquire about titles, pricing, and delivery. 
    
    Photo via Toadvine Books/Facebook
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This David Osler-designed house in Ann Arbor is a mid-century oasis — and it's not on the market yet

Oh, how we want nothing more than to drink a Manhattan while cutting a rug on an actual rug to a Françoise…

By Metro Times Staff

This David Osler-designed house in Ann Arbor is a mid-century oasis — and it's not on the market yet
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This $1.79 million Ann Arbor mansion has a lagoon fit for a tiger king or queen — let's take a look

Hey, all you cool cats and kittens. Those who have mainlined the Netflix phenomenon Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness know that owning…

By Metro Times Staff

This $1.79 million Ann Arbor mansion has a lagoon fit for a tiger king or queen — let's take a look
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24 ways to treat yo' self in the Detroit area this winter

With dropping temperatures and the holiday season just around the corner, it's time for some self-care. Whether that means warding off stress…

By Metro Times Staff

IMMERSE Spa
    1777 3rd Ave., Detroit; 313-465-1656; mgmgranddetroit.mgmresorts.com/en/amenities/immerse-spa.html
    Located in MGM Grand Detroit, IMMERSE Spa has something for everyone. If you have limited time in the day during the busy holiday season, IMMERSE Spa has an option for express treatments that only take 25 minutes.
    Photo via Google Maps
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15 cozy fall dishes to try at Detroit-area restaurants

Fall is upon us, and with it comes cozy sweaters, bonfires, and some of the most comforting food you'll eat all year.…

By Metro Times Staff

The Meeting House 
    301 Main St., Rochester; 248-759-4825; themeetinghouserochester.com
    Lightly Smoked Chicken Breast: Maple-basted spaghetti squash served with baby carrots, sugar snap peas, and sage. 
    Roasted Vegetable: Mixed greens served with butternut squash, Brussels sprouts, toasted pumpkin seeds, white balsamic vinaigrette, and chèvre.
    Photo via The Meeting House / Facebook
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A look at all the films of 2019's Cinetopia Film Festival

Returning for its eighth year is the Cinetopia Film Festival. This year’s iteration will once again span 10 days and will feature…

By Metro Times Staff

Midnight In Paris
    Midnight in Paris follows a small group of Flint, Michigan, teenagers in the lead-up to their Senior Prom - an event that has transcended the typical black-tie affair and become a rare communal opportunity to celebrate the achievements of its youth. The film looks at the significance of the dance in the lives of the children of Flint, the preparation and effort involved in participating, and the precarious juncture between expectation and reality. Sat, May 11 10:15 p.m.; Sat, May 18 8:15 p.m.
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20 Detroit-area independent bookstores for the bookworm in you

While big box bookstores shutter by the numbers and mom-and-pop operations struggle to compete with Amazon and, well, the fact that most…

By Metro Times Staff

Common Language Bookstore   
    317 Braun Court, Ann Arbor; 734-663-0036; Open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    If you’re interested in feminist or LGBTQ literature, Common Language has you covered. Recently, Common Language has received an influx of online orders after a link to their store was shared on Tumblr and went viral, ushering in over 200 online orders for a store that usually only handles a few per month. With their recent boom in business, this queer bookstore has a bright future ahead. 
    Photo via  Facebook
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All of the speedsters we saw at Ann Arbor's Shopping Cart Races

From August 21-22, Ann Arbor celebrated its 21st annual Shopping Cart Races. With a need for speed and a penchant for crazy…

By Metro Times Staff

All of the speedsters we saw at Ann Arbor's Shopping Cart Races
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Everything we saw at Ann Arbor's Waterhill Music Festival

The first Sunday in May, residents of Ann Arbor's Water Hill neighborhood perform on their porches while visitors stroll from house to…

By Metro Times Staff

Everything we saw at Ann Arbor's Waterhill Music Festival
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Metro Detroit’s best bars and clubs of 2018, as chosen by our readers

The results are in for the 2018 Best of Detroit reader's poll and you, the readers, didn't hold back from letting us…

By Metro Times Staff

Best Rock Club 
     Saint Andrew’s Hall  
    431 E. Congress St., Detroit; 313-961-8961;  saintandrewsdetroit.com
    Photo via MT File
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34 photos from FestiFools 2018 in Ann Arbor

FestiFools paraded through Ann Arbor on Sunday, April 8.April 8, 2018 Photos by Jordan Buzzy

By Metro Times Staff

34 photos from FestiFools 2018 in Ann Arbor
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70 photos from Ann Arbor's Hash Bash 2018

Everyone we saw at the 47th annual Hash Bash marijuana rally and Monroe Street Fair in Ann Arbor on Saturday, April 7.April…

By Metro Times Staff

70 photos from Ann Arbor's Hash Bash 2018
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Photos of the renovated State Theatre in Ann Arbor

Photos by Dave Lewinski.

By Metro Times Staff

Photos of the renovated State Theatre in Ann Arbor
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38 photos from Hash Bash 2016

Photos from the 45th annual Hash Bash in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Photos by Miss Shela

By Metro Times Staff

38 photos from Hash Bash 2016
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