Thursday, October 19, 2017

John Waters will once again celebrate his birthday in Detroit

Posted By on Thu, Oct 19, 2017 at 9:00 AM

For some reason, once again Baltimore-based cult filmmaker John Waters will celebrate his birthday in Detroit. And once again, we are all invited. Like last year, El Club will host the celebration, but the format will be different. On Saturday, April 21, Waters will perform a live commentary to Serial Mom, followed...

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

See Vivica A. Fox in the touring production of 'Two Can Play that Game' this week

Posted By on Wed, Oct 18, 2017 at 2:14 PM

Je’Caryous Johnson is known for creating stage shows like Married but Single, Things Your Man Won’t Do, and For Love or Money — but this play is a little different. Originally a movie penned and directed by Mark Brown, Two Can Play That Game was released in 2001. The flick...

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The internet loved Fox 2 Detroit's weather forecast this week

Posted By on Wed, Oct 18, 2017 at 1:01 PM

Because people can't get their mind out of the gutter on the internet, this tweet showing a screenshot of the weather from Fox 2 Detroit went viral Tuesday night. You can view the tweet below. If your mindset isn't that of a 13-year-old boy, you may think there's nothing...

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The Museum of African American History will be helping men suit up for success

Posted By on Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 3:27 PM

The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History is hosting an event that will honor over 30 African-American male leaders this Tuesday. “The Made Man is a national initiative to rebrand and empower African American males. We honor amazing men in the community that are pillars of strength,...

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Thirty years ago today, Bob Probert thrashed Wendel Clark in Toronto

Posted By on Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 9:25 AM

Here's a little "old-time hockey" for you, a decisive "enforcer vs. enforcer" match from Oct. 17, 1987, when Red Wing Bob Probert grabbed Toronto Maple Leaf Wendel Clark and didn't stop pounding until his prey fell to the ice and refs stepped in to end the lopsided brawl. A...

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Monday, October 16, 2017

'Daily Show' host Trevor Noah headed to Detroit in February

Posted By on Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 11:15 AM

From taking on Donald Trump to calling out politicians who are bought by the NRA, Trevor Noah finally seems to have found his voice after taking over the Daily Show from Jon Stewart a little over two years ago. Luckily for us Detroiters, Noah is coming to the Fox...

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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Reporter's notebook: A busman's holiday up at Big Star Lake

Posted By on Sun, Oct 15, 2017 at 10:39 AM

After spending a week in a cabin up north, I'm very happy to be back in Detroit. I went up there ostensibly to work on a book project and take some walks in the woods to recharge my batteries. Mostly I sat on the couch writing, drinking beer and...

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Saturday, October 14, 2017

Bizarre shorts of the Druid Underground Film Festival screen in Hamtramck on Sunday

Posted By on Sat, Oct 14, 2017 at 9:19 AM

The traveling show of "bizarre and provocative" shorts that is this year's 10th Annual Druid Underground Film Festival will screen at The Painted Lady In Hamtramck on Sunday. Founder Billy Burgess sifts through hundreds of submissions to assemble the line up of 28 films that fit with the one-of-a-kind show....

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Friday, October 13, 2017

Could Trump's UNESCO withdrawal affect Detroit's 'City of Design' designation?

Posted By on Fri, Oct 13, 2017 at 2:33 PM

On Thursday, the Trump  administration announced it would be pulling out of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, or UNESCO, citing arrears of at least $500 million and what it alleges is an "anti-Israel bias" in the group. What does that mean for little old Detroit? Well, UNESCO is...

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Detroit Institute of Arts welcomes the dead with ofrenda displays

Posted By on Fri, Oct 13, 2017 at 8:30 AM

Tamales, sugar skulls, and spirits— these are the ofrendas, or offerings, you can find on handmade alters built this time of year in order to welcome home those who've passed on. Ofrenda altars are apart of the holiday originated in central Mexico and Latin America known as Día de...

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