Friday, October 26, 2018

Jeffrey Eugenides says Detroit epic 'Middlesex' being considered for TV series

Posted By on Fri, Oct 26, 2018 at 10:22 AM

Author Jeffrey Eugenides' has become a household name for his best-known novel, The Virgin Suicides — his 1993 literary debut inspired by suburban Detroit malaise which was further catapulted to mainstream audiences after being made into a 1999 film by Sofia Coppola. Second to that novel, however, would have to be...

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Mystery Science Theater 3000 celebrates 30 years of movie mockery

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Posted By on Fri, Oct 26, 2018 at 9:00 AM

It’s hard to believe that we’ve been making fun of movies for 30 years alongside sassy, shiny, silhouetted robots and cult movie critics Tom Servo and Crow. But like many things, Mystery Science Theater 3000 has gotten better — and in this case, snarkier — with time. Jonah Ray,...

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Detroit artist Tiff Massey goes big with 'Say It Loud' exhibition at Library Street Collective

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Posted By on Fri, Oct 26, 2018 at 8:00 AM

As the first African-American woman to graduate with her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Arts in metalsmithing, Detroit multidisciplinary artist Tiff Massey has a lot to say — and she’s letting her work speak for itself in her solo exhibition “Say It Loud.” Massey’s work is wide-ranging from wearable...

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

So You Think You Can Dance Live! leaps through Detroit

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Posted By on Wed, Oct 24, 2018 at 8:00 AM

Not all hope is lost for the clumsy, uncoordinated, two-left-footed folks of the world, thanks to So You Think You Can Dance, Fox network’s Emmy Award-winning dance competition sensation. Since 2005, SYTYCD has given people less skilled in the dance department an opportunity to cheer on contestants who can...

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Monday, October 22, 2018

Metro Times is looking for spring editorial interns

Posted By on Mon, Oct 22, 2018 at 1:19 PM

Looking for an opportunity to build your writing portfolio while getting college credit? Then look no further, because Metro Times is currently seeking spring editorial interns. As an editorial intern, you'll have the opportunity to develop your writing skills while getting newsroom experience. Don't expect to be a coffee-toting lackey,...

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Friday, October 19, 2018

'Middlesex' author Jeffrey Eugenides visits Wayne State for free reading, Q&A

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Posted By on Fri, Oct 19, 2018 at 8:00 AM

Over the course of the past 25 years, Detroit native and best-selling, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jeffrey Eugenides has introduced us to the tragic and fractured world of the Lisbon sisters, the complicated mind of Middlesex protagonist Cal, as well as his own intriguing inner workings. To commemorate the paperback release...

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Grand Rapids artist Kate Silvio gets existential with solo show 'You Can Never Go Home Again'

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Posted By on Fri, Oct 19, 2018 at 7:00 AM

In a new solo show, artist Kate Silvio — a woman “on the cusp of what society defines as ‘middle age,’” according to a press release — offers new works that reflect upon aging, self-acceptance, and motherhood. “How did I get here?” Silvio writes in an artist statement. “Was...

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'The Rocky Horror Picture Show' gets the shadowcast treatment at Michigan Theater

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Posted By on Fri, Oct 19, 2018 at 7:00 AM

Halloween calls to mind haunted houses, tricks and treats, and pumpkin spice everything. But for those sweet transvestites from Transexual, Transylvania, it means a month of The Rocky Horror Picture Show screenings. Well, folks, the antici...pation is over. The campy cultural 1975 phenomenon starring Tim Curry as Dr. Frank...

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Thursday, October 18, 2018

This sports website perfectly takes on Detroit street art

Posted By on Thu, Oct 18, 2018 at 2:31 PM

We were surprised to see a long-form story about Detroit street art in The Ringer, of all places. Though it bills itself as a website for pop culture, the website was founded by sportswriter Bill Simmons in 2016 and primarily covers sports. But the website published a nuanced exploration...

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