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Friday, August 31, 2018

What scooter-hogging wizardry is this? Man seen riding two Bird scooters at once

Posted By on Fri, Aug 31, 2018 at 1:51 PM

Unless you've been living under a rock, you know that electric scooters are a thing now and Detroit has taken it too damn far. Earlier this week tech company Lime deployed dozens of scooters on the streets of Detroit in direct competition with billion dollar Santa Monica start-up, Bird,...

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Michigan school sign calls for 'Fortnite' detox

Posted By on Fri, Aug 31, 2018 at 7:26 AM

Anyone with any proximity to kids (and OK, grown-ass kids at heart, too) is likely aware of Fortnite, the latest video game sensation that's sweeping the nation. The multiplayer online game is downright addictive, and many Michigan kids spent this summer in their parents' basements shooting zombies and blowing each...

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Thursday, August 30, 2018

Court can't prove Shepard Fairey vandalized Detroit, but like, c'mon

Posted By on Thu, Aug 30, 2018 at 1:08 PM

Despite the fact that noted graffiti artist Shepard Fairey pretty much obviously tagged Detroit in 2015, the Michigan appeals court has affirmed a decision to dismiss charges against him in a destruction of property case. The charges stem from when Fairey was in town to paint the massive commissioned...

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Whoa — catch midnight madness screenings of 'The Matrix' at the Main Art Theatre

Posted By on Wed, Aug 29, 2018 at 3:31 PM

Neo, Morpheus, and Trinity return to the big screen for a double-dose of ass-kicking midnight madness nostalgia. 1999’s hella-dystopian sci-fi thriller The Matrix follows computer hacker Neo played by Keanu Reeves, who soon discovers that the reality most humans are disposed to is, in fact, merely a computer simulation....

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Detroit now has two electric scooter services

Posted By on Tue, Aug 28, 2018 at 10:50 AM

The Motor City might as well be the Scooter City, with not one but two electric scooter services now available for tech-savvy Detroiters. On Tuesday, dozens of the electric scooters from tech company Lime appeared on Detroit streets. The scooters join those from Bird, a rival company which deployed its...

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Friday, August 24, 2018

Snyder continues to plead for civility and we continue to say, 'Oh, fuck off'

Posted By on Fri, Aug 24, 2018 at 10:14 AM

Gov. Rick Snyder doubled down on his call for civility on Thursday, posting an update to his open letter on the website civilityforus.com. The move follows Snyder's "open letter regarding civility in public discourse" published in The Detroit News last month, in which more than 220 individuals ranging from...

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Soon you'll be able to charge your phone using an upcycled windmill at Eastern Market

Posted By on Fri, Aug 24, 2018 at 8:20 AM

Eastern Market visitors will soon be able to charge their cellphones using green energy as they shop. A pair of wind-powered generators designed by Detroit artist Carlos Nielbock is set to be installed in the district later this month. The first windmill, to be located near Eastern Market's Shed 5,...

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Cinema Detroit to premiere Nicolas Cage's 'Mandy' with fundraising party

Posted By on Wed, Aug 22, 2018 at 12:32 PM

Detroit's independent movie house Cinema Detroit has teamed up with the organizers of the Nicolas Uncaged film festival for a special advance premiere of Nicolas Cage's latest absolutely insane thriller Mandy as well as a pre-recorded Q&A with the actor. Midtown's Cinema Detroit served as host to the first...

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'Detroit Skybridge' will turn into a 'a floating bar of light' this weekend

Posted By on Wed, Aug 22, 2018 at 12:17 PM

The pedestrian bridge linking downtown Detroit's Guardian Building and One Woodward is set to get a colorful makeover this weekend. The bridge will be outfitted with lights that will shift in color, becoming "a floating bar of light hovering over the streets of downtown Detroit," according to a press...

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Detroit graffiti artist Sintex pays tribute to Aretha Franklin with new mural

Posted By on Wed, Aug 22, 2018 at 9:04 AM

Detroit graffiti artist Sintex has paid tribute to Aretha Franklin with a larger-than-life mural of the Queen of Soul in her younger years. Beside the image of a dazzling Franklin are the words "Rest in Respect, Queen." Social media users spotted Sintex putting up the piece on Sunday. It's...

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