Thursday, May 10, 2018

Metro Times is seeking a digital editor

Posted By on Thu, May 10, 2018 at 2:20 PM

Metro Times has an immediate opening for a new digital editor. Duties include running our social media accounts, contributing to our blogs, and creating those fun slideshows that our readers just love to click through. The ideal candidate is someone who lives and breathes online news and relishes the...

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Saturday, March 31, 2018

Saturday's Tigers game is postponed

Posted By on Sat, Mar 31, 2018 at 1:33 PM

Once again, the Tigers have been rained out. The team has rescheduled today's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Comerica Park. Now, the game has been moved to a split doubleheader on Sunday, April 1, with the first game beginning at 1:10 p.m. and the second game starting at...

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The Grosse Pointes, Detroit, and MLK's 'two cities' 50 years later

Posted By on Sat, Mar 31, 2018 at 10:33 AM

As we ramp up toward the remembrances of the assassination a half-century ago of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we risk letting another, much more local King anniversary slip by without mention: The civil rights leader’s visit to Grosse Pointe in March of 1968. We’d almost forgotten it even...

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Friday, March 30, 2018

A millennial furniture store called Floyd is opening in Eastern Market tomorrow

Posted By on Fri, Mar 30, 2018 at 10:08 AM

If the thought of assembling yet another piece of garbage Ikea furniture is enough to send you into an emotional tailspin, you're going to want to pay attention. Floyd, a Detroit-based furniture company, has quickly gained a following by creating inventive solutions to problems many young people face when...

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Harry Potter-inspired 'Wizard U' event is coming to metro Detroit

Posted By on Wed, Mar 28, 2018 at 3:35 PM

We are pleased to inform you that you have a place at Wizard U. You are now invited to meet your professors, sample classes, try your hand at potions, and duel your fellow witches and wizards.  OK, Wizard U isn't a real school for witchcraft and wizardry, but...

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

'90s hunk Val Kilmer will be a featured guest at Motor City Comic Con

Posted By on Tue, Mar 27, 2018 at 12:43 PM

Val Kilmer caused many a young lady to swoon when he starred in blockbuster '90s flicks like Top Gun, Heat, Tombstone, and The Doors. And who can forget his turn as the Batman in Joel Schumacher's Batman Forever? OK, maybe it's not totally fair to call Kilmer a "'90s hunk."...

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There are still a lot of tickets available for Tigers Opening Day

Posted By on Tue, Mar 27, 2018 at 11:13 AM

This is what we get for trading Kate Upton Justin Verlander to the Houston Astros. We've cursed the baseball gods and they're cursing us right back. As the Detroit News reports, the Detroit Tigers are set to have a stinking bummer of a season. After trading Verlander — among...

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Monday, March 26, 2018

Camilo José Vergara's eulogy for a gas station is a tale of two Detroits

Posted By on Mon, Mar 26, 2018 at 12:27 PM

Writing for Public Books last week, Camilo José Vergara offered a special perspective on Detroit. He’s been taking pictures of Detroit for almost 40 years. In the 1990s, he even proposed that a dozen blocks of downtown Detroit become a permanent museum of ruined skyscrapers. Across the world, the...

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Former Warren strip club is becoming a Dairy Queen Grill and Chill

Posted By on Mon, Mar 26, 2018 at 8:06 AM

Jon Jon's, a former strip club, was Warren's last adult entertainment establishment before a lengthy legal battle with the city led to its closing almost a decade ago. Now, after sitting vacant for years (and becoming more and more dilapidated all the while) the topless bar is becoming something much more...

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Friday, March 23, 2018

West Bloomfield man starts GoFundMe campaign to raise $250M for a Mexican border wall

Posted By on Fri, Mar 23, 2018 at 12:54 PM

Mike Lambert, a self-confessed right-wing conservative and vegan, says he started a campaign to raise $250 million for a Mexican border wall because he wants his granddaughter can have the country he remembers. Lambert is asking people to donate to his campaign because, well, Congress can't seem to get...

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