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Thursday, November 30, 2017

A 'foot pool' venue is coming to Detroit

Posted By on Thu, Nov 30, 2017 at 4:02 PM

The latest in a string of newfangled gaming venues coming to metro Detroit, the Gamer's Gallery will open above Fowling Warehouse next week. The crown jewel of the venue will be a "foot pool" court. Never heard of foot pool? You're not alone. The new sport is a hybrid of...

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Herb Boyd's book 'Black Detroit' shortlisted for NAACP Image Awards

Posted By on Thu, Nov 30, 2017 at 11:13 AM

Herb Boyd is many things: a longtime Detroiter, a veteran activist, a journalist, a onetime MT contributing editor, a scholar, an educator, and an author. His new book, Black Detroit, is a three-century tour of the African Americans whose stories are interwoven with our city's history. With the holiday...

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

These are the 10 most wish-listed Airbnb listings in Detroit

Posted By on Wed, Nov 29, 2017 at 8:03 AM

Founded in 2008, Airbnb has quickly become a popular way to travel while avoiding sterile hotel chains or expensive bed and breakfasts. Just four years after launching, the company announced it had already facilitated 10 million bookings. According to data collected by the company, Airbnb listings are on the rise...

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Some modest proposals for Detroit's Amazon HQ2 courtship

Posted By on Tue, Nov 28, 2017 at 4:37 PM

More than a month has gone by since Amazon closed its contest seeking a site for its second headquarters. The company had outlined the sort of civic assets it hoped to enjoy, and more than 200 communities put together proposals. Many of them involved generous subsidies — which some...

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Ann Arbor's State Theatre will re-open next week after multimillion dollar renovation

Posted By on Tue, Nov 28, 2017 at 2:28 PM

Designed by renowned architect C. Howard Crane and opened in 1942, Ann Arbor's State Theatre closed 10 months ago to undergo an $8.5 million transformation. The theater, which will celebrate its 75th birthday just in time for a re-opening celebration on Friday, Dec. 8, is still in the process of...

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Detroit one of top 10 'sinful' cities, study says

Posted By on Tue, Nov 28, 2017 at 9:57 AM

When it comes to the "Most Sinful Cities in America," Detroit is No. 7. At least that's according to a new study released by consumer website WalletHub. The study looked at 180 cities and used seven overall areas for measurement, which correspond to the Seven Deadly Sins: "Anger and Hatred,"...

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Monday, November 27, 2017

Hundreds of mid-century treasures will be auctioned off at WSU's McGregor building

Posted By on Mon, Nov 27, 2017 at 4:09 PM

A new auction company called Block House Auction will hold its first affair on Dec. 15. The sale will feature hundreds of mid-century pieces by notable designers like Adrian Pearsall, Poul Jensen, J.L. Moller, Milo Baughman, Nils Jonsson, Dunbar, Blenko, Michael Higgins, C. Jere, and more. The pieces range from...

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Downtown Detroit workers are invited to pet lonely dogs on Giving Tuesday

Posted By on Mon, Nov 27, 2017 at 12:59 PM

As part of their Giving Tuesday outreach, the Michigan Humane Society will bring a cohort of adoptable dogs to Cadillac Square tomorrow and you're welcome to pet them. The effort is called Pets for Pets, and passersby can stop and give lonely pups a behind-the-ear scratch — and make a...

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Let's hear it for Thanksgiving, the third most profitable holiday of the year

Posted By on Wed, Nov 22, 2017 at 4:39 PM

Good news, everybody! Thanksgiving is here, and the news media couldn’t be happier. Why? Because you’re going to consume! You’re going to consume food: The average American will spend almost $100 on food and drink this weekend. Woo-hoo! Way to prime the economic pump, people! What else is great?...

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The Morouns get their close-up in the new issue of 'Harpers'

Posted By on Wed, Nov 22, 2017 at 12:48 PM

In case you missed it, or haven't seen it yet, there's a really well-reported feature story about one of Detroit's least popular plutocratic families. It's in the Harper's, it's about the Morouns, and it's called "Crossing Guards" — subtitled "When private ownership of a bridge gets old." It's...

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