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Friday, September 29, 2017

Gathering of Rosie the Riveters seeks to reset a Guinness World Record

Posted By on Fri, Sep 29, 2017 at 2:48 PM

Rosie the Riveter is easily one of the most recognizable images from U.S. history. A cultural icon created to represent the women who went to work in factories during World War II, Rosie continued to represent issues of women's rights and gender equality long after the war ended. “Rosie the...

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Thursday, September 28, 2017

PETA's Detroit vegan campaign draws charges of racism from Sam Riddle

Posted By on Thu, Sep 28, 2017 at 1:29 PM

On this sleepy Thursday afternoon, the biggest tempest in our media landscape seems to be about veganism, racism, and class. And it's a sort of "Tempest in a Tempeh-Pot." Like many kerfuffles, it all seems to have started innocently enough. As part of an ongoing campaign against cruelty to...

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'Makers in the Raw' brings Nain Rouge-style oddity to Eastern Market tonight

Posted By on Thu, Sep 28, 2017 at 6:33 AM

Maker culture, the designer set, and the hipster parade set are converging tonight at Makers in the Raw, a special event that should set a new bar for home-grown Detroit fringe fun. It's co-produced by the Marche Du Nain Rouge and the Detroit Design Ball, and it takes place...

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Ford celebrates lift of Saudi Arabia ban on women driving with striking ad

Posted By on Wed, Sep 27, 2017 at 4:39 PM

In a televised royal decree on Tuesday, the government of Saudi Arabia announced it would be lifting its longstanding ban on women driving in June 2018. The news was met with celebration from Saudi women and supporters, some of whom have been protesting the ban since 1990. Today, Ford Motor Co. tweeted...

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A live 'Game of Thrones' experience is coming to Little Caesars Arena

Posted By on Wed, Sep 27, 2017 at 1:43 PM

With just one season left of the ridiculously popular HBO series Game of Thrones, the show's composer is hitting the road with a live musical experience that will bring the epic fantasy series to life. Yesterday, Olympia Entertainment announced Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience Featuring Ramin Djawadi will come...

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Lansing's 'singing cashier' auditioned for 'The Voice' last night and made it through

Posted By on Tue, Sep 26, 2017 at 10:00 AM

It seems Lucas Holliday is in for a second round of his 15 minutes of fame. Last year, the Dollar General cashier was the star of a viral video after a customer posted a clip of him singing Maxwell's "Ascension" while ringing up her items. Holliday was able to clinch a...

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Detroit Institute of Arts will unveil new Japanese art gallery in November

Posted By on Tue, Sep 26, 2017 at 6:31 AM

The Detroit Institute of Arts's reinstalled Japanese art gallery is set to open to the public Saturday, Nov. 4. According to a press release, the gallery will feature both traditional and contemporary works of art, such as a 17th-century samurai helmet and a ceramic sculpture by Tomoko Konno. It will also feature digital...

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Monday, September 25, 2017

Challenging the white chauvinist underpinnings of professional sports

Posted By on Mon, Sep 25, 2017 at 9:43 AM

All this talk of pro-sports athletes engaged in silent, nonviolent protest got a few still-surviving brain cells trying to reach us this morning. They clamored about a book review we ran six years ago, which brought up some of the white chauvinism associated with the rise of pro sports...

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Friday, September 22, 2017

There is an emu on the loose in metro Detroit

Posted By on Fri, Sep 22, 2017 at 2:13 PM

Stop whatever the fuck you are doing because there is an emu on the loose somewhere in Oakland County and we need to find it. According to WXYZ, there has been a number of emu sightings recently in northern Oakland County. The station got in contact with a couple...

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Are the Tigers giving LGBTQ fans a kiss-off?

Posted By on Fri, Sep 22, 2017 at 7:00 AM

Detroit Tigers’ kiss cam appears to be broken. It doesn’t seem to ever show gay people. Otherwise it works pretty well. Whatever the source of the malfunction, the Tigers’ problem is not unique. Until a few years ago, not many professional sports teams put same sex couples on the kiss...

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