Monday, January 30, 2017

Lawrence Tech launches Detroit co-working space and incubator

Posted By on Mon, Jan 30, 2017 at 4:26 PM

Have a creative idea for Detroit? Next month, Lawrence Technological University’s Detroit Center for Design + Technology will officially launch the DCDT Design Incubator. Located in Midtown, the space will provide workshops, a co-working space, a fellowship program, an in-house design studio, a gallery space, and a business incubator to help entrepreneurs...

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Friday, January 27, 2017

How Babe Ruth's birthday, back at Nemo's this Feb. 4, became an institution

Posted By on Fri, Jan 27, 2017 at 2:19 PM

When something earns the moniker “a Detroit tradition,” it’s usually an event that celebrates something unique to Detroit. The March of the Nain Rouge, for instance, is rooted in Detroit’s founding mythology. The annual Thanksgiving parade’s origin is tied to Detroit’s historic department store. The Detroit Electronic Music Festival...

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Here's the manifesto for the Insane Clown Posse's Juggalo March on Washington, D.C.

Posted By on Fri, Jan 27, 2017 at 12:41 PM

In the wake of the recent Women's March on Washington, D.C., the Insane Clown Posse will lead a Juggalo March on the nation's capital in September in protest of the FBI's designation of their fans as a "gang." After previously announcing the march, the hip-hop duo have released further details for their...

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Rejoice: You can stream the first episode of 'Detroiters' before it premieres

Posted By on Fri, Jan 27, 2017 at 10:30 AM

After trailers and teasers have kept us on the edge of our seats, Comedy Central's new show, Detroiters, is finally here. The show officially debuts on Tuesday, Feb. 7, but the powers that be at Comedy Central have #blessed us with the first episode before it even debuts. You...

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Mobsteel heads to the History channel in 'Detroit Steel'

Posted By on Fri, Jan 27, 2017 at 9:13 AM

You may have seen Adam Genei and his Detroit-based car customization shop Mobsteel on NBCSN's 2015 reality TV show of the same name. This year, the show — once the network's most-watched original series — has now made the move to the History channel. Now titled Detroit Steel, it'll premiere on History...

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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Local restaurants wade into the immigration fight with ‘sanctuary restaurant’ status

Posted By on Thu, Jan 26, 2017 at 1:26 PM

Look no further than the nearest stack of pastrami to find the latest flash point in the immigration debate. Zingerman’s, Russell Street Deli, and COLORS are the first Detroit-area eateries to establish themselves as “sanctuary restaurants." They join a budding national movement designed to offer refuge from Donald Trump's...

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This historical map of Michigan shows what it looked like before statehood

Posted By on Thu, Jan 26, 2017 at 1:20 PM

In case you missed it, Michigan turned the big old 180 today. That's right folks, 180 years of the Great Lakes and living in a state that looks like a mitten and a rabbit. But Michigan didn't always have its iconic look. This historic map of Michigan from 1825 (before...

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DTE compiles list of 180 reasons to love Michigan in honor of state's birthday

Posted By on Thu, Jan 26, 2017 at 10:43 AM

It's Michigan's birthday. Happy birthday, Michigan. On Jan. 26, 1837 —180 years ago — Michigan became the 26th state in the Union and while that info is inherently boring, what is not boring is this list of 180 reasons to love Michigan, which was compiled by DTE. Some of the...

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Friday, January 20, 2017

Detroit sci-fi writer seeks aid — burglars took everything but his desk

Posted By on Fri, Jan 20, 2017 at 3:39 PM

Detroit sci-fi writer Clarence Young, better known to some of his readers as Zig Zag Claybourne, seems like a really nice guy. He's the author of several books, including The Brothers Jetstream: Leviathan, a Buckaroo Banzai-inspired adventure featuring two brothers gunning for a villain named the False Prophet Buford. And...

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Play on alleged Kilpatrick connection to killed stripper 'Strawberry' opens

Posted By on Fri, Jan 20, 2017 at 12:43 PM

The life and times of Kwame Kilpatrick already have the makings of a compelling made-for-TV movie: A charismatic, outspoken young politician makes his bid to lead a beleaguered city and wins, only to have it all end in shame and imprisonment less than seven years later. And that’s just the...

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