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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Fourth annual Circus of Whiskers promises beards a'plenty — and all for a good cause

Posted By on Wed, Oct 31, 2018 at 3:08 PM

Brad Petrinec competed in his first facial hair competition in Somerville, Massachusetts six years ago. At the time, Petrinec rocked a full beard and took in first place for his freestyle facial creation. As Detroit's premiere facial hair celebration, Circus of Whiskers enters its fourth year, and circus founder...

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Artist Liz Cohen celebrates cover models of 'Lowrider' magazine

Staff Pick

Posted By on Wed, Oct 31, 2018 at 8:00 AM

Launched in 1977, the San Jose-based Lowrider car enthusiast magazine struggled until it made an editorial decision that clicked: placing beautiful women on its cover alongside the beautiful cars. The magazine continued the tradition until 2015, announcing female models would cease to appear in its photography just one week after...

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Champions of Magic will make Detroit debut with lots of tricks up their sleeves

Staff Pick

Posted By on Wed, Oct 31, 2018 at 7:00 AM

“How the fuck did they do that?” says pretty much everyone who has ever seen British sensation the Champions of Magic, which is making its Detroit debut. But don’t expect rabbit hat-pulling, cheap sleight-of-hand card tricks, or flimsy trapdoor bullshit here. Made up of five world-class illusionists, the magicians...

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Michigan Central Station embraces Halloween with super cute light show

Posted By on Tue, Oct 30, 2018 at 2:13 PM

Ever since Ford Motor Company purchased the long-vacant Michigan Central Station, they've been leaning hard on the building's inherently ominous and spooky exterior. Last month, Ford announced that it would convert the first floor of the train depot into a free one-day-only haunted house event — only to reveal...

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Monday, October 29, 2018

Twiztid's top five most slept on horror movies just in time for your own fright fest

Posted By on Mon, Oct 29, 2018 at 10:25 AM

We have taken some time out of our Halloween festivities to compile a tidy, yet memorable, list of some of the most slept on Horror movies throughout cinema history, for our pals over at Metro Times and every one of their dedicated readers. There will only be five entries in...

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'A Letter to My Nephew' asks the audience to read Detroit between the lines

Posted By on Mon, Oct 29, 2018 at 10:20 AM

Think of a postcard. A snapshot of a city meant to capture a tourist’s experience. The few sentences on the back, banal at best; “Wish you were here.” Bill T. Jones' recent Michigan Opera Theatre presentation at the Detroit Opera House describes A Letter to My Nephew as a series...

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Sunday, October 28, 2018

Friday, October 26, 2018

This Mies van der Rohe designed townhouse is on the market in Detroit for $325k

Posted By on Fri, Oct 26, 2018 at 1:57 PM

A piece of architectural history is currently on the market, and it can all be yours for $325,000. This Lafayette Park townhouse designed by German-born modernist pioneer Mies van der Rohe features floor to ceiling windows allowing for a bright interior even in Detroit's darkest months. Known for using...

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DNA presents films designed to shift Detroit's skewed narratives

Posted By on Fri, Oct 26, 2018 at 10:48 AM

Anyone paying even a moderate amount of attention can see that the narratives pushed by most media outlets and leaders in Detroit (or most anywhere) fail to include a full or accurate picture of the city — voices of entire groups are simply left out of the discussion. The...

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