Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Local author Josh Malerman and composer Steve Greene join forces for ghost story reading

Posted By on Tue, Oct 24, 2017 at 1:14 PM

You might know local musician Josh Malerman from his work with the High Strung, but the rocker has more talents than just music. He’s also an author, and he’s releasing a new book of short Halloween stories called Goblin. On this evening he will perform a reading from the text...

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Lonely Planet names Detroit top destination for 2018

Posted By on Tue, Oct 24, 2017 at 10:49 AM

Detroit has been named among the top ten cities for Lonely Planet's "Best in Travel" 2018. That distinction would have had a somewhat different meaning 20 years ago. Originally aimed at such intrepid but frugal travelers as hippie backpackers, Lonely Planet is now the largest travel guide book publisher in...

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Detroit-based mens clothing company gets $150,000 investment via 'Shark Tank'

Posted By on Tue, Oct 24, 2017 at 7:53 AM

Detroit-based clothing brand Ash & Erie (formerly known as Ash & Anvil) have participated in a number of contests hoping to win a bit of seed money to give their e-commerce site a boost — last year they came close to winning Hatch Detroit and they're currently a semifinalist in...

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Monday, October 23, 2017

Comedian Lewis Black headed to Detroit in April

Posted By on Mon, Oct 23, 2017 at 12:48 PM

In these bleak political times there is one comedic voice who always seems to be the voice of reason. Well, in this comic's case, maybe "anger" of reason is the better choice of words. Comedian Lewis Black is known for his wild rants about wild politicians fucking shit up in...

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Michigan girls' wrestling coach, promoter, and advocate Brent Harvey dead at 46

Posted By on Mon, Oct 23, 2017 at 10:15 AM

Female wrestling coach, promoter, and advocate Brent Harvey has died. He was 46. As postings to his Facebook page indicate, on the evening of Friday, Oct. 20, Harvey was riding his motorcycle to Whitmore Lake High School to watch a football game when he was killed in an accident....

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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Great Scot! Pipers and dancers to take over Commonwealth Club next week

Posted By on Sat, Oct 21, 2017 at 6:35 AM

Perhaps some MT readers recall our August blog about the oldest British-American club in the United States. It's hiding in plain sight in Warren, and on Fridays members gather for their weekly fish fry, which also gives nonmembers a chance to check in and sample the atmosphere, which...

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Friday, October 20, 2017

Nostalgic arcade bar opens in Detroit today

Posted By on Fri, Oct 20, 2017 at 1:38 PM

Donkey Kong, Street Fighter, and Pacman— the nostalgic '90s arcade games have made a comeback thanks to Ready Player One, an arcade serving beer and cocktails with a side of your childhood games. Downtown's newest basement arcade bar, located in Greektown, will be available to rejoicing Detroit gamers, MLive reports....

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Here's the trailer to an 'Evil Dead' doc that was 7 years in the making

Posted By on Fri, Oct 20, 2017 at 12:14 PM

In terms of Michigan's movie legacy, there is perhaps no fandom like that of the 1981 horror film The Evil Dead. Sure, it's not the most well-known or highest grossing film made here (we're guessing that distinction probably goes to the Transformers franchise), but there's no denying its influence....

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Claude Monet and Frederic Church DIA exhibitions pair well together

Posted By on Fri, Oct 20, 2017 at 8:07 AM

On Sunday, the Detroit Institute of Arts will present two new exhibitions bundled as one, featuring works by painters Claude Monet and Frederic Church. Though Monet and Church were contemporaries, they were not a part of the same movement. Church was an American, while Monet was a Frenchman. But the...

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

The Detroit Film Theater is looking to expand your cinematic horizons

Posted By on Thu, Oct 19, 2017 at 3:25 PM

From the Renaissance period in Florence, to the Colosseum in Rome, to pizza (topping misgivings aside), one can’t deny the impact Italy has had on the world culturally, historically, and cuisine wise. This week the Detroit Film Theater is looking to add Italy’s cinema scene to the list. “Week...

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