Friday, June 30, 2017

Henry the Hatter to close Detroit location amid rising rent costs

Posted By on Fri, Jun 30, 2017 at 10:39 AM

Henry the Hatter has been a mainstay in Detroit shopping for over 100 years. The shop offers stylish toppers, mostly for men, and is known for providing quality merchandise and customer service. It's beloved among Detroit residents and suburbanites alike, and it's been patronized by celebrities like Jack Dempsey, Kate...

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Tribute to French street artist murdered in Detroit seeks donations

Posted By on Fri, Jun 30, 2017 at 6:30 AM

On July 29, 2013, 23-year-old French street artist Bilal Berreni (aka Zoo Project) was shot to death at Brewster Projects in Detroit. When the identity of the body was finally discovered, the killing grabbed international headlines, as Berreni was a globe-trotting Parisian artist who had been tramping around the...

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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Quicken Loans named third best company to work for if you're a millennial

Posted By on Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at 12:57 PM

Perhaps that meme of Congresswoman Maxine Waters expressing her love for millennials should be changed with Dan Gilbert's face instead? That's because Gilbert's Quicken Loans was just named by Fortune as the third best workplace for millennials.   This news comes off the heels of Fortune's last listical, which...

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A poem for pianist Geri Allen, dead at 60

Posted By on Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at 8:32 AM

We have lost a tremendous human being in the recent passing of Geri Allen on Tuesday. She was a genius pianist who leapt across chasms that divided musical genres. Details of all that are familiar and available across all kinds of media right now and nothing I can say will...

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Free app acts as a tour guide to downtown Detroit's art and monuments

Posted By on Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at 6:28 AM

Last year, we noted the arrival of a new app for Belle Isle that acts as a digital tour guide, with crisply recorded narration that offers so much history even a buff might learn a thing or two. Well, now the company has just released its second free audio...

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Detroit drivers are nation's best, according to study

Posted By on Tue, Jun 27, 2017 at 8:22 AM

The Motor City's drivers can lay claim to being the best in the entire nation. That's according to a new study by QuoteWizard, an online insurance comparison marketplace. The study took a look at the 75 most populous metropolitan areas in the U.S., sampling incident data using more than 2...

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Local designer crafts 'Covfefe' card game, you can buy it now

Posted By on Tue, Jun 27, 2017 at 6:31 AM

Sarey Ruden is making a name for herself, and she's using name-calling to do it. The local graphic designer uses the strange, profane, and sometimes insulting messages she receives on dating apps to craft stylized images using bubbly typography. The art, born from the often brutal messages, is her way...

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Monday, June 26, 2017

Hamtramck artist Emily Wood featured in new video

Posted By on Mon, Jun 26, 2017 at 11:12 AM

Typically, when people are asked to envision landscape artists, they think of painters who set up easels on hillsides and paint rich, gorgeous oil artworks of pastoral scenes. Well, Emily Wood is an artist who creates spare line drawings of landscapes, and they’re full of trash, power lines, and...

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Friday, June 23, 2017

Detroit's Hush House shows why 'black history' is American history

Posted By on Fri, Jun 23, 2017 at 12:02 PM

On a side street in Detroit is a little museum that tells a big story. It's called Hush House, but it also carries a mouthful of a subtitle: The Black World Community Museum and Leadership Training Institute for Human Rights. Hush House is run by two educators, the Rev....

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Why you need to watch TV show 'Playing House' featuring Detroit's Keegan-Michael Key

Posted By on Fri, Jun 23, 2017 at 11:48 AM

Sweet friends, if you haven't watched the USA network's hilarious comedy Playing House then what are you even doing with you life?? We will give you a free pass since the show is highly underrated, but the third season premieres tonight and it's shaping up to be the best...

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