Thursday, November 28, 2019

MOCAD's Robolights Detroit is the perfect backdrop for a twisted holiday photo

Posted By on Thu, Nov 28, 2019 at 12:17 PM

Santa Claus, Middle Eastern motifs, and dinosaurs mix shockingly well at Robolights Detroit, the massive found-object installation that Palm Springs-based artist Kenny Irwin Jr. built on the lawn of MOCAD’s Mike Kelley’s Mobile Homestead over the course of some 70 days earlier this year. Calling to mind Tyree Guyton’s...

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Detroit's 47th annual Noel Night returns to Midtown, once again, with longer hours

Posted By on Wed, Nov 27, 2019 at 3:04 PM

The holidays are coming, which means one thing: Detroit's beloved Noel Night is just around the corner. Entering its 47th year, Noel Night — Detroit’s holiday tradition which serves  as a neighborhood-wide open house celebration — returns Saturday, Dec. 7, when more than 50,000 visitors are expected to descend on...

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'SNL' wild card and apparent pussy magnet Pete Davidson heads to Royal Oak Music Theatre

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Posted By on Wed, Nov 27, 2019 at 6:20 AM

How the hell did we get swept up in comedian and Saturday Night Live’s unpredictable fuccboi Pete Davidson’s emotional tabloid journey, filled with whirlwind romances (Ariana Grande, Kate Beckinsale, and 18-year-old supermodel Kaia Gerber), heartbreak, mental health scares, tales of living with his mom, and his growing tattoo collection?...

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'Pulp Fiction' turns 25 with midnight screenings at Royal Oak's Main Art Theatre

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Posted By on Wed, Nov 27, 2019 at 6:10 AM

Long before filmmaker and unabashed foot fetishist Quentin Tarantino gave us Uma Thurman as the vengeful, slaying samurai babe of Kill Bill Volume 1 & 2, he gave us Thurman’s Mia Wallace — cinema’s cocaine-snorting anti-manic pixie dream girl (and a solid modern-day, go-to Halloween costume). For Tarantino’s iconic...

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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

America's Thanksgiving Day Parade will shine bright in Detroit for 93 years running

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Posted By on Tue, Nov 26, 2019 at 4:50 PM

The holidays can be stressful, maybe even emotional. Perhaps, for some, downright depressing. Don’t focus on the Trump-voting family you’ll be bumping elbows — and ideals — with over turkey, stuffing, and pie. Thankfully, there are still many pure things in this world, one of them being the 93rd...

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Monday, November 25, 2019

Michigan state parks are free to enter on Black Friday

Posted By on Mon, Nov 25, 2019 at 5:55 PM

State parks are the ultimate anti-Black Friday destination. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has announced that this Friday, Nov. 29, all state parks will be free for all. No Recreation Passport for vehicles will be necessary to enter, but any hunting or camping permits and licenses will still...

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Friday, November 22, 2019

Santo Santo, a 'counterculture' yoga studio with color therapy and DJs, to open on Detroit's east side

Posted By on Fri, Nov 22, 2019 at 2:29 PM

Santo Santo doesn’t look like a typical yoga studio. A former abandoned car wash on Detroit’s east side, the little yellow building still has hand-painted bubbles on its exterior, causing some recent passersby to ask if they could get their ride cleaned. That’s just as well for Samantha Jameson....

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Thursday, November 21, 2019

Detroit photographer Kenny Karpov captures the despair and hope of Europe's refugee crisis

Posted By on Thu, Nov 21, 2019 at 6:00 PM

For his latest solo exhibition, Detroit photographer Kenny Karpov took to the Mediterranean Sea for a closer look at Europe's refugee crisis. Many of the photos show Black bodies packed onto ship decks, calling to mind a modern-day slave ship. What gets lost in the mainstream media narrative of...

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Detroit's 16th annual tree lighting will have some of our favorite things — music, Olympic figure skating, and Santa Claus

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Posted By on Thu, Nov 21, 2019 at 9:04 AM

Detroit’s beloved tree lighting ceremony is celebrating its sweet 16 this year, with a celebration that could easily be its biggest and brightest yet. The event, of course, revolves around the Michigan-grown 60-foot Norwegian Spruce in Detroit’s Campus Martius, which will be festooned with a whopping 19,000 shimmering holiday...

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Boxer Taylor 'Machine Gun' Duerr among those battling at Night of Knockouts at Detroit's Sound Board

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Posted By on Thu, Nov 21, 2019 at 8:58 AM

While Detroit may most commonly be referred to as Hockeytown, the city is also a punch above the rest thanks to its rich boxing history. Not only is Detroit home to Kronk Gym, where world champions Hilmer Kenty and Boxing Hall of Famer Thomas “The Hitman” Hearns were trained,...

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