Monday, July 31, 2017

Happy 30th Birthday, People Mover

Posted By on Mon, Jul 31, 2017 at 9:46 AM

The People Mover is celebrating a very special birthday this year — the big 3-0. That's right, the People Mover is thirty and flirty and giving out free rides today, July 31, to celebrate the big day. On July 31, 1987, the People Mover first took riders around the...

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Detroit is the second worst city for renters, says study

Posted By on Wed, Jul 26, 2017 at 11:41 AM

According to a recent study, Detroit is no place for renters. The study, published on July 26 by Wallet Hub, compared the 150 U.S. cities with the largest rental markets based on 21 measures of "living quality" and "attractiveness." Detroit clocked in at number 149. But what made the Motor...

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A woman wore a dress made out of 'Metro Times' to the 'Detroit' movie premiere

Posted By on Wed, Jul 26, 2017 at 8:13 AM

What to wear to a movie premiere? That's the question for big red carpet affairs, and with plenty movie stars and paparazzi present it's important to create a lasting impression. For one woman, that meant a truly one-of-a-kind dress — made entirely out of Metro Times. On Tuesday night,...

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Enjoy Harvey Drouillard's NSFW nudes from this year's Ann Arbor Art Fair

Posted By on Tue, Jul 25, 2017 at 12:28 PM

It's an annual tradition. Since 1994, Harvey Drouillard has taken nude public photos in the middle of the Ann Arbor Art Fair. He checked in with us to let us know how his shoot went over the weekend. To take these pictures, it's not just a matter...

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Ann Arbor is the most educated city in America

Posted By on Tue, Jul 25, 2017 at 11:55 AM

As what comes to a surprise to almost no one (except maybe those who live in rival East Lansing) Ann Arbor was named the most educated city in America, according to a study done by the financial website Wallet Hub. The website gathered the 150 largest metropolitan statistical areas in...

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Monday, July 24, 2017

Detroiters present at infamous 1967 blind pig raid meet in impromptu 50th reunion

Posted By on Mon, Jul 24, 2017 at 3:33 PM

These old friends and Central High School alumni were in the infamous after-hours club above Economy Printing on the morning of July 23, 1967, and lived to tell the tale. Charlene Crossley (at far left) left the club shortly before the raid, but sisters Carolyn Colvard and Loretta Holmes...

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Rotten Tomatoes gives 'Detroit' movie 100% rating

Posted By on Mon, Jul 24, 2017 at 12:43 PM

Kathryn Bigelow's new movie about Detroit's 1967 rebellion doesn't premiere nationally until Friday, Aug. 4. Rotten Tomatoes — the creme de la creme of movie ratings — collects reviews from the movie or TV show and averages them in order to give them a final percentage rating. And early...

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Friday, July 21, 2017

The Detroit Zoo expanded its otter exhibit by three times and we love them for it

Posted By on Fri, Jul 21, 2017 at 12:34 PM

The Detroit Zoo has been long at work to expand the exhibit for one of the most underrated zoo animals there is — the ever-adorable yes still badass otter. While the otters at the zoo had a pretty dope setup to begin with, this new exhibit features an outdoor...

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Someone spray painted 'Kanye' onto a WMU sign and we can't stop laughing

Posted By on Thu, Jul 20, 2017 at 12:20 PM

We always appreciate a little spray paint tomfoolery, but this job may just take the cake. A Western Michigan University student posted this photo on Facebook today showing a walkway on WMU's campus vandalized with the word "Kanye" to make "Kanye Western Michigan University." It's like the bridge was just...

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What to expect at this year's Dlectricity in Detroit, back after a three-year hiatus

Posted By on Thu, Jul 20, 2017 at 10:01 AM

Dlectricity is back. The walkable, outdoor Nuit Blanche-style festival of lights launched in Midtown in 2012 with initial plans to be a biennial event, but after its 2014 iteration the event was postponed in 2016 due to QLine construction. With the streetcar finally up and running the event is back...

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