Wednesday, November 22, 2017

It's time to brush up on the history of the Hudson's site

Posted By on Wed, Nov 22, 2017 at 11:41 AM

As Dan Gilbert and company prepare to break ground (with a helping hand from Michigan's taxpayers) on Detroit's long-dormant Hudson's site, we're presented with an excellent opportunity to examine the history of that block. It wasn't always a "girder farm" as some have joked. In fact, over the years,...

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Activity heatmap shows where people exercise in Detroit

Posted By on Tue, Nov 21, 2017 at 3:53 PM

A company that bills itself as a social network for athletes has updated its global heatmap, or a visualization of the activities of its users. To make the map, Strava reports that it processed some 10 terabytes of raw data from its mobile app, encompassing 1 billion athletic activities, 17...

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Meet the Detroiter made infamous by an iconic anti-war poster

Posted By on Tue, Nov 21, 2017 at 10:15 AM

An event this weekend will mark 50 years since anti-war activists attempted an "exorcism" of the Pentagon, and will feature the man from Detroit who burned a draft card and became part of a historic piece of anti-war agitprop. It's a long story, one that has been told better...

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Monday, November 20, 2017

Today’s 'New York Times' travel piece on Detroit gets it mostly right

Posted By on Mon, Nov 20, 2017 at 12:17 PM

The Gray Lady’s “Detroit learning curve” is still on the rise. Some MT readers may recall how The New York Times first discovered Slows Bar-B-Q in 2010, making the barbecue restaurant and bar the centerpiece of a visit to Detroit. In 2011, they came again, dropping in at a...

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Detroit-based perfume company Sfumato will open a flagship store in Midtown

Posted By on Mon, Nov 20, 2017 at 11:43 AM

Midtown's retail scene is expecting yet another establishment to open, this one just in time for Black Friday. Sfumato, a Detroit-based perfume company, will open inside the mansion located at 3980 Second Ave. The store will share the building with Detroit Clothing Circle, which already occupies part of the former...

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Friday, November 17, 2017

Here's one way to inspire the men in your life to give a damn

Posted By on Fri, Nov 17, 2017 at 10:30 AM

Last month, actress Alyssa Milano asked her followers to use the #MeToo hashtag to confront and denounce misogynistic behavior. Since then, social media have been flooded with stories of sexual assault and empathetic responses. By this point, a month later, we can safely say that millions of people, mostly women, have...

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

A Discogs user created the ultimate history of early Detroit electronic music

Posted By on Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 11:33 AM

Anyone with even a passing interest in Detroit dance and electronic music should drop what they're doing and head to the discography database Discogs.com. A user has created a chronological history of Detroit dance music records from the decade of 1981-1991, which includes 263 records, including seminal and rare cuts by Sharevari,...

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You can now rep your city by wearing these Detroit-themed leggings

Posted By on Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 10:46 AM

While some parties may disagree on whether or not leggings count as pants, there is no question the stretchy bottoms are continuing to rise in popularity. In fact, according to a report by Business Insider published last year, leggings are unequivocally dominating the market among upper-income teens. Detroit recently got...

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How Moroun family money nearly cost a city council member her seat

Posted By on Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 6:55 AM

As last week’s municipal election disappears in the rear-view mirror, it’s worth noting just how hard-fought City Councilmember Raquel Castañeda-Lopez’s re-election campaign was. The challenger was backed by big money that helped turn the campaign into one of the most expensive and nastiest this past election cycle. And right...

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Metro Detroit movie theater will screen remastered version of 'Titanic' this December

Posted By on Wed, Nov 15, 2017 at 2:18 PM

I made my mother take me to see Titanic in the movie theater at least three times and every time she covered my eyes during Jack and Rose's dewy love scene. I was in sixth grade and the year was 1997 — yes, a whopping two decades ago. Now, in honor...

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