Monday, April 23, 2018

The world championship of robotics comes to Detroit this week

Posted By on Mon, Apr 23, 2018 at 11:04 AM

Robots, get ready to rumble. It's time for the FIRST Robotics World Championship in Detroit this Wednesday. Described in a press release as the "Super Bowl for nerds," organizers expect the event to draw 40,000 visitors to Detroit, including more than 700 teams from around the world, who'll compete in four levels...

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Motown Museum Founder's Day celebration set for Wednesday

Posted By on Mon, Apr 23, 2018 at 9:03 AM

The Motown Museum will celebrate its late founder Esther Gordy Edwards, sister of Motown founder Berry Gordy, on Wednesday. The celebration includes food, half-off admission, and musical performances by Dennis Coffey, Kern Brantley, and Dennis Bowles, son of the late Motown saxophonist Thomas "Beans" Bowles. During her career, Edwards, served as...

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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Comedy Central's 'Detroiters' returns June 21 for Season 2

Posted By on Sat, Apr 21, 2018 at 4:09 PM

Ever since Comedy Central announced it was renewing its screwball sitcom Detroiters last year, we wondered when the new episodes would finally air. We now know the answer. The network dropped the trailer for Detroiters Season 2 on Friday. Once again, Detroit natives Sam Richardson and Tim Robinson reprise their...

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

'Year of The Tiger' exhibit reflects on Detroit Tigers World Series win in 1968

Posted By on Wed, Apr 18, 2018 at 4:09 PM

OK. So, the Detroit Tigers are off to a rocky season, but let’s take it back to 1968 — “the comeback season.” The assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Vietnam War were among two pivotal events that would shape the nation the same year the Detroit Tigers...

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There’s a new progressive American South and Trae Crowder wants to claim it

Posted By on Wed, Apr 18, 2018 at 10:52 AM

Known to many as “The Liberal Redneck,” Trae Crowder is a new breed of Southern comedian. The Tennessee funny man has gained recognition for his viral video blogs which show him opining on a variety of topics through a Dixie lens, including Trump’s Muslim ban, Roy Moore, Black Lives...

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Literally 10 minutes with John Waters before his annual Detroit birthday bash

Posted By on Wed, Apr 18, 2018 at 10:19 AM

For some reason, Baltimore-based filmmaker and cult favorite John Waters likes to celebrate his birthday in Detroit. Once again, he returns to the Motor City to celebrate his big day (he turns 72) with a string of appearances at El Club. "A Very John Waters Birthday" features Waters offering his...

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Tunde Olaniran writes about the Flint water crisis in Washington Post

Posted By on Tue, Apr 17, 2018 at 11:52 AM

Following Tunde Olaniran's recent viral Twitter rant about the Flint water crisis, the Washington Post gave the singer and performance artist some page space to flesh out his thoughts further. Olaniran writes about why he decided to stop paying for the polluted water, which has been linked to rashes...

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Friday, April 13, 2018

Grand Rapids weatherman freaks out, just wants support from his coworkers

Posted By on Fri, Apr 13, 2018 at 1:32 PM

Meteorologist Garry Frank of WXMI Fox 17 in Grand Rapids is sick of being the bearer of bad news. And when your job is deliver updates on Michigan's reliably shitty weather, your job is to deliver lots of bad news. It got so bad recently that Frank ranted to his...

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Villanova alum creates Flint fundraiser in response to tasteless NCAA sign

Posted By on Fri, Apr 13, 2018 at 9:09 AM

At least one alum of Philadelphia's Villanova University has voiced disapproval in her alma mater after an overzealous fan used the Flint water crisis to taunt U-M during the NCAA basketball tournament. Earlier this month, some Wildcats fan wrote, "The only lead @mich will have is in their water"...

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Thursday, April 12, 2018

The Hello Kitty Cafe Truck is bringing cute confections to Great Lakes Crossing

Posted By on Thu, Apr 12, 2018 at 5:03 PM

Fans of all things kawaii, take note: the official Hello Kitty Cafe Truck is heading back to Michigan. The truck will make a stop at Great Lakes Crossing between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 21. You'll find it parked outside of the AMC Theater. The roving...

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