Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Charivari plots Detroit return with new August dates

Posted By on Tue, Jul 31, 2018 at 2:05 PM

Grassroots music festival Charivari is making moves to return to West Riverfront Park this summer with brand new dates. The event, which historically has been held during the first weekend in August, is pushing things back a bit with a new date of Aug. 17-19. Charivari (pronounced "Shahr-uh-vahr-ee") is...

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Open Streets Detroit to celebrate third year in Southwest

Posted By on Tue, Jul 31, 2018 at 12:22 PM

Open Streets Detroit is putting the neighborhood front and center by taking over the streets of Southwest Detroit on Sunday, October 7. In its third year, the event spans over a 3.5 mile stretch of road from Beacon Park to Michigan Avenue and into Southwest along West Vernor Highway and turns...

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Monday, July 30, 2018

Cinema Detroit to host free screening of short films by Native American filmmakers

Posted By on Mon, Jul 30, 2018 at 4:46 PM

In Jáaji Approx Sky Hopinka of the Ho-Chunk Nation encapsulates the complexities of memory, ancestry, and travel through recordings of his father — in only eight minutes. For one night only, specialty film house Cinema Detroit will explore six Sundance Institute selected short works from Native American filmmakers. "Our mission...

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Watch Michigan candidates discuss Line 5 pipeline in new documentary

Posted By on Mon, Jul 30, 2018 at 2:07 PM

In recent months, Enbridge Energy's controversial Line 5 oil and gas pipeline has become one of those rare flashpoints of bipartisan unity. Even pro-business Republicans like Gov. Rick Snyder and Attorney General Bill Schuette have called for a timeline to decommission the 65-year-old Great Lakes pipeline, which has been under...

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Friday, July 27, 2018

Paxahau is turning the clock back on Detroit with 20 year anniversary party

Posted By on Fri, Jul 27, 2018 at 12:00 PM

Detroit loves a good party, and that's something that Paxahau promises to deliver with its newly announced event celebrating the hometown promoter's 20-year anniversary. Taking place on Sept. 8, the Movement Music Festival organizers are giving a tip of the hat to the fans that have stuck with them...

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An interview with 'Eighth Grade' writer and director Bo Burnham

Posted By on Fri, Jul 27, 2018 at 9:57 AM

Lanky, scruffy, and possessed of the relaxed demeanor of a clerk at a suburban skate shop in early afternoon, 27-year-old comic Bo Burnham is not actively seeking any mantle of generational spokesman, but you could do far worse in searching for one in him. The goofily laconic Burnham broke...

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Thursday, July 26, 2018

Review: 'Leave No Trace' lives on the edge

Posted By on Thu, Jul 26, 2018 at 8:39 AM

Leave No Trace, Debra Granik’s first fiction film since Winter’s Bone, opens on a father and daughter living isolated on a scrappy but well-wrought campsite, nestled away in a dense forest somewhere on public land. Granik shoots the film’ early scenes from high angles, framing the characters in distant...

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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

'American Pickers' is coming to Michigan — do you have the right stuff?

Posted By on Tue, Jul 24, 2018 at 4:12 PM

This could be your chance for your 15 minutes of reality TV fame — or to clear out that garage. When it comes to antique collecting, there's a fine line between, say, Hoarders and American Pickers. Do you own every single issue of Metro Times going back to 1980 —...

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Monday, July 23, 2018

The Detroit Lions are very close to being the least valuable team in the NFL

Posted By on Mon, Jul 23, 2018 at 2:08 PM

The Detroit Lions can’t even be the best at being the worst. The team has placed 31st in a Forbes' latest ranking of the most valuable NFL franchises, meaning it is the second-least valuable, eclipsed only by fellow friends-in-failure, the Buffalo Bills. Forbes reports the Lions are valued at $1.7...

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Hotter Than July kicks off in Detroit on Tuesday

Posted By on Mon, Jul 23, 2018 at 12:51 PM

June is pride month. But in Detroit, July is considered black gay pride month, and for more than 20 years, Hotter Than July has celebrated Detroit’s black gay community. That’s a lot of history, and tradition abounds: As in past years, this year's festivities include a candlelight vigil at...

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