The most famous people from every Detroit high school

For many of the high schools in Detroit — whether they are still running or closed down decades ago — there is…

By Layla McMurtrie

Detroit’s Cass Technical High School has produced many famous alumni.
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Detroit summer commandments you must obey

Summer in Detroit isn’t just a season — it’s practically a religion, complete with its own set of commandments. You’ve got your…

By Metro Times editorial staff

Thou shalt ride the Belle Isle slide (it’s coming back). 
Belle Isle’s nostalgic giant slide returned in the summer of 2022 after several years being closed down. The slide made national headlines after videos of riders flying down it and landing hard went viral. Well, this summer, the notorious slide will be reopening with a softer landing, and this wild ride is a must. Your ass may burn, but the fun experience will not disappoint.
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The 10 most expensive Detroit-area mansions for sale right now

The upper class lives very differently than most of us, especially when it comes to the size of their homes. These mansions…

By Layla McMurtrie

1. 2600 Turtle Lake Dr., Bloomfield Township
Price: $14.9 million
This East Coast-style estate, located in the gated community of Turtle Lake, is exclusive and secluded. The 1920s architecture 6-bedroom waterfront home rests upon 7.75 acres of landscaped grounds.
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All the fabulous people we saw at Motor City Pride

At Motor City Pride, the vibe was a bright outlook and bright looks. Even if the weather was overcast, that didn’t stop…

By Li Miller

Motor City Pride 2024 took place June 8-9. It was amazing.
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Detroit music royalty unite to unveil Ford’s Michigan Central [PHOTOS]

We never thought we’d see the day. After being abandoned for nearly 40 years, Detroit’s Michigan Central Station has been revived with…

By Lee DeVito

Detroit music royalty unite to unveil Ford’s Michigan Central [PHOTOS]
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Where to play pickleball in metro Detroit

Pickleball is America’s fastest-growing sport, and it’s no wonder why. The paddle game is easy to learn, a thrill to play, and…

By Steve Neavling

Patton Recreation Center

2301 Woodmere, Detroit; 313-628-2000; detroit.mi.gov

Another recreation center in southwest Detroit, Patton Recreation Center converts its gym into pickleball courts from 1:30-3 p.m. on Thursdays and 12-2 p.m. on Saturdays. Beginning on Feb. 14, pickleball also will be available from 5-7 p.m.
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20+ rooftop bars and restaurants to visit this summer in metro Detroit

When it comes to drinking and dining, nothing beats a rooftop patio. Thankfully, there are a growing number of places to enjoy…

By Metro Times editorial staff

Kamper's Rooftop Lounge - 1265 Washington Blvd., Detroit 
    Bedrock’s $400 million development of Detroit’s historic Book Tower features a rooftop bar, which opened in October 2023. Along with a new experience, Kamper's showcases a stunning view of the city alongside refreshing summer drinks.
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After years of neglect, Detroit’s refurbished Michigan Central Station opens to the public [PHOTOS]

Michigan Central Station opened in 1914 and closed its doors in 1988. At its peak more than 4,000 people entered daily. On…

By Kahn Santori Davison

After years of neglect, Detroit’s refurbished Michigan Central Station opens to the public [PHOTOS]
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The hottest Detroit-area LGBTQ+ bars

Not only does June mark Pride Month, but the summer season means it’s also time for the hotties to step out of…

By Layla McMurtrie

Menjo’s Entertainment Complex
950 W. McNichols Rd., Detroit; menjoscomplexdetroit.com
If you want to dance where Madonna did when she was 16, Menjo’s is where to go. Reportedly, it was also the first club in Detroit where DJs mixed records live. Located in the Palmer Park neighborhood since 1974, this spot has turned into much more than just a gay bar. Menjo’s accepts everyone, and is also home to Eagle Leather Bar and the Olympus Theater. The complex hosts unique LGBTQ+ events weekly.
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Everything we saw at Movement Music Festival 2024

Detroit’s Movement Music Festival returned to Hart Plaza on Saturday. The three-day celebration of Detroit techno continues through Memorial Day. This slideshow…

By Mike Pfeiffer, Kahn Santori Davison

Sunday.
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Benjamin Siegel’s historic Albert Kahn-designed Detroit mansion gets a price cut

This historic mansion was designed for Benjamin Siegel by renowned architect Albert Kahn, and built in 1914 in the heart of Detroit's…

By Layla McMurtrie

150 W. Boston Blvd., Detroit
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Pride Guide: 20+ Detroit-area LGBTQ+ events to celebrate queerness this summer

Summer’s here and Pride Month is around the corner. Throughout June, LGBTQ+ Pride festivals and festivities are happening all around Detroit, and…

By Layla McMurtrie

Motor City Pride returns to Detroit June 8-9.
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15 scenic drives near Detroit that everyone should explore

These scenic drives, all an hour or so outside of Detroit, offer something to look at that's not a TV, iPhone, or…

By Metro Times editorial staff

Historic Hines Drive
    Russell Street, Detroit
    Stretching through Northville, Plymouth, Livonia, Westland, Garden City, and Dearborn Heights is Hines Drive, a scenic flood basin for the Middle Rouge River. The 17-mile parkway connects 20 park segments that offer multi-faceted recreation for those looking to take a leisurely drive.
    
    Hines Drive Park/Facebook
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Detroit police scrutinized for handling of pro-Palestinian protesters during Biden visit

President Joe Biden visited Detroit on Sunday for the NAACP Detroit Branch’s 69th Annual Fight for Freedom Fund Dinner. Around 200-300 protesters…

By Layla McMurtrie

Palestinian activist Lexis Zeidan.
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Megan Thee Stallion gives Detroit a whole lot of ass and bad bitch energy on Hot Girl Summer Tour

Even the ridiculous downtown traffic and $40 parking lots couldn’t kill my vibe. Megan Thee Stallion’s Hot Girl Summer Tour is here…

By Randiah Camille Green

Megan Thee Stallion gives Detroit a whole lot of ass and bad bitch energy on Hot Girl Summer Tour
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Everything we saw at Motor City Comic Con 2024

Motor City Comic Con returned to the Suburban Collection Showplace May 17-19. Did we see you there? In addition to cosplayers you…

By Megan Matelonek, Mike Pfeiffer

Everything we saw at Motor City Comic Con 2024
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Ann Arbor’s Blue Llama now serves up Afro-Caribbean food through partnership with Chef JJ Johnson

Renowned restaurateur, TV host, and award-winning cookbook author Chef JJ Johnson has brought his Afro-Caribbean culinary style and expertise to Michigan as…

By Layla McMurtrie

Chef JJ Johnson.
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The 50 best things about Detroit, ranked

Any proud Detroiter knows that the Motor City is the best and the reasons are endless. It takes true hometown pride, however,…

By Layla McMurtrie

9. The artists and murals

Detroit’s creativity is unmatched and the artists and art scene here is underrated. There are murals everywhere you look in Detroit and the city continues to push more and more initiatives to spread art and support local artists even further.
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20 Detroit-area plant-centric restaurants that we love

Eating less meat can help cool the planet down and helping to save the environment can be delicious, too. When we’re craving vegan and…

By Metro Times editorial staff

The Kitchen by Cooking with Que

6529 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-462-4184; thekitchenbycwq.com

Quiana “Que” Broden opened Cooking with Que with a goal "to teach people to eat to live; by introducing more plant based meals into everyday living." Not only does Que serve up vegan meals, but it also offers cooking classes and other educational opportunities.
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This Detroit liquor store doubles as an art gallery

Detroiters are innovative, and art is blooming on the walls of many unique spots in the city. This one, however, is among…

By Layla McMurtrie

Liquor Basket features a Black-owned liquor store, art gallery, and vegan eatery.
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20 unofficial mascots of Detroit

When people think of Detroit, certain figures or symbols may instantly come to mind that embody the spirit of the city. There…

By Layla McMurtrie

The Spirit of Detroit statue
Located in downtown Detroit at the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center, this 26-foot sculpture was built to represent hope, progress, and the “spirit of man.” The statue was formally dedicated in 1958 and has stood as a testament of the city’s resilience ever since, an icon of the city for Detroiters and outsiders alike.
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The best food in metro Detroit according to Maryam Khan of Khana

Continuing our exploration of the best of Detroit’s cuisine, we hit up Maryam Khan, the chef and owner of Pakistani food pop-up…

By Layla McMurtrie

Maryam Kahn.
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Spanish-inspired restaurant Leña now open in Detroit’s Brush Park

Detroit’s Brush Park neighborhood got a new restaurant this week. The Spanish-inspired Leña hosted its grand opening on Wednesday, offering a fusion of…

By Layla McMurtrie

Leña is holding its grand opening on May 8.
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Gunna’s fans had the balcony shaking at Detroit’s Fox Theatre

On Monday, Gunna brought his “Bittersweet Tour” to Detroit — and nearly blew the roof off of the Fox Theatre. This was…

By Kahn Santori Davison

New Slideshow
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Detroit police scrutinized for heavy-handed tactics at Cinco de Mayo festival

Detroit police swarmed businesses participating in Detroit’s Cinco de Mayo festival on Sunday, dispersed crowds, and detained at least seven people, prompting…

By Steve Neavling

Detroit police scrutinized for heavy-handed tactics at Cinco de Mayo festival
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20 things to do in Detroit this weekend (May 10-12)

This weekend in Detroit offers an abundant mix of unique events, from art to music to dancing to shopping, and lots more.…

By Layla McMurtrie


Emo Night Brooklyn

When: May 11 at 8 p.m.
Where: Saint Andrew’s Hall
What: An emo music night
Who: Emo Night Brooklyn
Why: Enjoy a pop-punk/emo DJ event curated by event company Emo Night Brooklyn.
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Detroit celebrates ‘May the Fourth’ at Tangent Gallery’s Space Dive [PHOTOS]

“May the Fourth” is the day to celebrate all things Star Wars, and Detroit’s annual Space Dive party brought all that and…

By Mike Pfeiffer

Detroit celebrates ‘May the Fourth’ at Tangent Gallery’s Space Dive [PHOTOS]
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Madison Beer brings her Spinnin Tour to Detroit

Singer Madison Beer’s Spinnin Tour stopped by the Fillmore Detroit on Friday.

By Joe Maroon

Madison Beer brings her Spinnin Tour to Detroit
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The Bishop Mansion in Detroit is going up for auction [PHOTOS]

This piece of Detroit history hit the market in May 2023 for nearly $9 million. About a year later, since the home…

By Jenna Jones

The Bishop Mansion in Detroit is for sale for nearly $9 million [PHOTOS]
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Essential Detroit-area bars with food as good as their drinks

Sometimes going to the bar is so fun that you don't want to have to make another stop at a restaurant just…

By Metro Times editorial staff

Redcoat Tavern
    31542 Woodward Ave, Royal Oak, MI 48073
   A Royal Oak staple of British-American pub-style food since the early 1970s, Redcoat boasts some of the best burgers in the Detroit area. It’s a no-frills atmosphere with dim red lighting and a famous must-try appetizer: the beef tips and creamy peppercorn sauce. Locals already know this is the classic go-to burger spot.
    Photo with permission from @sandys_hungry
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Photos from Detroit Farm and Cider

Detroit Farm and Cider owner Leandra King is one of the advocates pushing for an ordinance to allow raising farm animals in…

By se7enfifteen

Photos from Detroit Farm and Cider
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Historic, castle-esque mansion in Detroit’s Palmer Park gets price cut

This Detroit mansion’s history and design elements make it truly one-of-a-kind. Located at 17325 Pontchartrain Blvd. on Detroit Golf Club’s course in…

By Layla McMurtrie

17325 Pontchartrain Blvd, Detroit
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