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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Keith Crain really, really, really doesn’t approve of bike lanes

Posted By on Tue, Jun 19, 2018 at 2:09 PM

Good old Keith Crain: On a slow news day, he can still issue an opinion piece so full of obsolete prejudices and scenery-chewing, he sounds like Nolan Finley crossed with Monty Burns. The topic of his most recent editorial? Detroit’s bike lanes, and how, along some major thoroughfares, protected cycling lanes...

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Monday, June 18, 2018

Sons of an Illustrious Father is hope for a complicated and imperiled world

Posted By on Mon, Jun 18, 2018 at 9:19 AM

Ezra Miller, Lilah Larson, and Josh Aubin, the trio who make up Sons Of An Illustrious father, are on the road in support of their second album, Deus Sex Machina; or, Moving Slowly Beyond Nikola Tesla. They play on June 19 at Detroit's El Club, and we caught up...

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Friday, June 15, 2018

Behold, fishfly season is upon us

Posted By on Fri, Jun 15, 2018 at 10:28 AM

It's June, which can only mean one thing for those living near Lake St. Clair — fishflies, and lots of them. Shudder. This photo of a fishfly-infested ATM was posted on Facebook by This Detroit Life, where it has earned nearly 3,000 shares as of Friday. A Reddit user caught...

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Damone from 'Fast Times at Ridgemont High' will help celebrate the '80s in Royal Oak this weekend

Posted By on Thu, Jun 14, 2018 at 5:40 PM

You probably remember Robert Romanus, better known as Mike Damone. He was the smooth-talking, ticket-scalping "prick" extraordinaire from the '80s classic Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Cameron Crowe's coming-of-age comedy kickstarted the careers of Sean Penn and Nicolas Cage (then known as Nicolas Coppola), and propelled Phoebe Cates into the...

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The Detroit Kite Festival returns to uplift spirits for second year

Posted By on Thu, Jun 14, 2018 at 10:00 AM

The phrase “go fly a kite” has never sounded so enticing. Returning to Belle Isle for its second year, the Detroit Kite Festival is a free nonprofit event that aims to provide a platform for inclusion, healing, and most of all play. “Kites are a platform to bring Detroiters together,...

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Update: Wizard U event at the Crofoot has been canceled

Posted By on Wed, Jun 13, 2018 at 4:21 PM

The Wizard U event scheduled for this Saturday has been canceled due to logistical issues and has not been rescheduled. Let’s face it — you’re never going to get that acceptance letter to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry you’ve been waiting for. Thankfully, there’s a new school in...

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There's still time to catch Anthony Bourdain's 'Parts Unknown' Detroit episode on Netflix

Posted By on Wed, Jun 13, 2018 at 10:41 AM

Due to popular demand, Netflix has extended the run of Seasons 1 through 8 of the late Anthony Bourdain’s CNN show Parts Unknown — including the Season 2 finale featuring Detroit. The show — in which the celebrity chef travels the world, exploring cultures through their food — was previously...

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New documentary tracing Basquiat's early years to screen at Cinema Detroit

Posted By on Wed, Jun 13, 2018 at 9:20 AM

Thanks to director Sara Driver's (When Pigs Fly, 1993) Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat we have a better understanding of the galvanizing graffiti artist’s most impactful years. Before he was “Samo,” 1970’s New York City was Basquiat’s unsuspecting canvas. Comprised of archival footage, rare...

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

El Club mixes pets and pinups for a good cause

Posted By on Tue, Jun 12, 2018 at 4:25 PM

The dog days of summer are upon us so why not pet them all? The first in a three-part event, El Club and Pretties for Pitties presents a fundraiser with food and furry fun. All profits raised at the BBQ, Pets, and Pinups event will help fund a microchip...

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Lawrence Tech chemists published an academic paper on vibranium, the fictitious metal from 'Black Panther'

Posted By on Tue, Jun 12, 2018 at 1:07 PM

Black Panther is that rare blockbuster that launched what it feels like a thousand think pieces. And vibranium, the fictitious alloy of alien origins that powers the Black Panther's suit, has carved a particular niche in the pop culture imagination. It got a professor and a chemist from Southfield's...

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