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Monday, September 30, 2019

'Napoleon Dynamite' cast to host a screening and Q&A at Detroit's Redford Theatre, gosh

Posted By on Mon, Sep 30, 2019 at 12:29 PM

Can we please just vote for Pedro in 2020? While a lot has changed since 2004 (smartphones, social media, and vaping come to mind) one thing is still totally accurate: “Girls only want boyfriends who have great skills.” More specifically, nunchuck skills, bowhunting skills, and computer hacking skills. The...

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Detroit City FC announced it's launching a women’s team

Posted By on Mon, Sep 30, 2019 at 9:20 AM

Detroit City Football Club announced the creation of a DCFC women’s team during Saturday’s match against Napa Valley 1839 FC at Keyworth Stadium. “It’s something we’ve always had on our mind,” Detroit City FC CEO Sean Mann tells Metro Times. DCFC hosts a number of youth teams, and Mann...

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Thursday, September 26, 2019

‘Give Me Liberty’ producer discusses why a movie about the disabled community changed his life

Posted By on Thu, Sep 26, 2019 at 12:32 PM

For the better part of Give Me Liberty — the quiet and chaotic independent film based on director Kirill Mikhanovsky's real-life experiences as a medical transport driver in Milwaukee starring unknown actors and real people — the viewer, and many of the film's characters are bound to a van. Give...

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Every living thing dies alone, yet, ‘Donnie Darko’ lives on in our millennial hearts and at Ann Arbor's State Theatre

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Posted By on Thu, Sep 26, 2019 at 10:00 AM

An eccentric teenage outcast, Donnie Darko, befriends Frank, a man in a bunny costume while pining for the new girl at his private school amid oppressive parents, teachers, and the popular kids. How will Donnie navigate the pressures of young adulthood when conflicted with doing what’s right versus doing...

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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

LGBTQ+ filmmakers celebrated with the return of Trans Stellar Film Fest at Cinema Detroit

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Posted By on Wed, Sep 25, 2019 at 3:12 PM

During this year’s Detroit Art Week, a billboard created by Jonah Welch appeared at E. Seven Mile Road and Kempa Street as part of a collaborative public exhibition, reading “Trans People Are Sacred.” The message may be simple but rarely is it expressed in such powerful terms. Returning to...

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Affirmations in Ferndale celebrates the work of LGBTQ artist and writer Charles Alexander

Staff Pick

Posted By on Wed, Sep 25, 2019 at 3:10 PM

For the better part of Charles Alexander’s 83 years, the metro Detroit native has dedicated himself to making the world not only a more beautiful place but a better one. Artist, writer, and LGBTQ+ advocate Alexander, who came out as a gay man sometime during Dwight D. Eisenhower’s...

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New exhibition at Irwin House Gallery reflects on Detroit history — and what it means for the future

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Posted By on Wed, Sep 25, 2019 at 3:09 PM

Is Detroit a comeback city? Or does it take more than another Starbucks and a streetcar to bring a city back from the brink of destruction? While the global conversation toggles between these polarizing narratives, one thing remains true: all eyes are on Detroit. But what does that mean...

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‘Evil Dead: The Musical’ returns to Detroit for five-week run

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Posted By on Wed, Sep 25, 2019 at 9:27 AM

If the word “Boomstick” means anything to you, then it’s likely you know that Evil Dead season is upon us. After nearly four decades, the campy cult horror classic Evil Dead is revered as a hallmark of the horror genre — and so is its musical adaptation. Detroit’s annual...

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Tuesday, September 24, 2019

‘Last Podcast on the Left’ will bring occult-comedy to Detroit's Masonic Temple

Posted By on Tue, Sep 24, 2019 at 6:00 PM

Have you ever wondered why Jeffery Dahmer resorted to cannibalism? Or what the hell drove L. Ron Hubbard to create a space religion based on a galactic overlord named Xenu? Or maybe you're more interested in the surprising origins of Swedish pop group Ace of Base? Well, there's a...

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‘Evil Dead’ daddy Bruce Campbell returns to metro Detroit for evening of storytelling

Staff Pick

Posted By on Tue, Sep 24, 2019 at 4:22 PM

Horror and humor are but two sides of the multi-faced die that make up hometown dude Bruce Campbell. The Michigan native best known for his portrayal of the ever-so-babely Ash Williams from the campy, gory Evil Dead franchise will dive into stories from his life and career during a...

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