Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Translator of 'No Friend but the Mountains' to visit Detroit's Pages Bookshop

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Posted By on Wed, Jan 22, 2020 at 4:58 PM

In 2013, Kurdish journalist Behrouz Boochani fled Iran to seek asylum on Australia’s Christmas Island, where he was illegally detained at a detention center on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea. During his four-year detainment (he would be forced to remain on the island until 2019, ever after the center...

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Massive Marvel superhero exhibit to land at the Henry Ford Museum with more than 300 artifacts

Posted By on Tue, Jan 21, 2020 at 1:18 PM

Big, bad, purple Malthusian Avengers-hating Thanos is no match for the latest Henry Ford exhibit, which celebrates Marvel superheroes and the people that made them. (Suck it, Thanos!) Beginning March 28, Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes will make its Midwest debut at the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation in...

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UMS' 'No Safety Net 2.0' performance series takes on white feminism and other dangerous ideas

Posted By on Tue, Jan 21, 2020 at 1:05 PM

Organizers described last year’s inaugural No Safety Net by sharing the philosophy that “universities should be dangerous places for ideas, and safe spaces for people.” That year, the University of Michigan’s University Music Society curated a performance-art series that delved into ideas like terrorism, transgender identity, addiction, BDSM, and racism,...

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Sunday, January 19, 2020

20 ways to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the Detroit area

Posted By on Sun, Jan 19, 2020 at 2:56 PM

MLK Freedom Walk @ Comerica Park A one-mile walk around Comerica Park will start in front of the Tiger Statue. Walk will take place 1:30-3 p.m.; 2100 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-962-4000; eventbrite.com; Free. Let Freedom Ring @ the Fox Theatre Hosted by Rev. Jesse Jackson, four individuals will be...

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Friday, January 17, 2020

Detroit's Museum District to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with free programming

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Posted By on Fri, Jan 17, 2020 at 6:30 AM

Just two months before embarking on his historic March on Washington, D.C., in 1963 when more than 200,000 people descended upon the National Mall in support of economic and civil rights, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. led the largest march against racial injustice ever in Detroit. More than 125,000...

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Pres. Obama's former National Security Adviser Susan Rice visits the Detroit Public Library with memoir

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Posted By on Fri, Jan 17, 2020 at 6:10 AM

Susan Rice is calling bullshit. The Rhodes Scholar and former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. and national security adviser to President Barack Obama tore into President Donald Trump after he blamed the Obama administration for funding the very missiles that struck Iraqi bases last week. “This is another series...

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Detroit won't be getting an Alamo Drafthouse movie theater after all

Posted By on Wed, Jan 15, 2020 at 10:03 AM

Bummer — it looks like Detroit won't be getting a trendy Alamo Drafthouse movie theater. The deal reportedly fell through after developer Detroit Rising Development could not secure 300 parking spots, according to Crain's Detroit Business — causing one Twitter user to quip: "This is like Detroit Mad Libs."...

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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

There is no spoon, but there are screenings of 'The Matrix' at Detroit's Redford Theatre

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Posted By on Tue, Jan 14, 2020 at 12:57 PM

"One, nothing wrong with me. Two, nothing wrong with me. Three, nothing wrong with me. Four, nothing wrong with me." Why are we singing the lyrics to Drowning Pool's 2001 banger "Bodies" in a blurb intended for the 1999 film The Matrix, you may ask? Well, first of all, mind...

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Monday, January 13, 2020

Kermit the Frog, America's favorite amphibian, to be displayed at DIA

Posted By on Mon, Jan 13, 2020 at 3:24 PM

Oh, Kermy! Oh, we’ve missed you so! The Detroit Institute of Arts will be putting a Kermit the Frog puppet created by Jim Henson in 1969 on display starting on Jan. 17. The puppet, first gifted to the DIA in 1971, resembles the Kermit we saw on The Muppet Show when...

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Thursday, January 9, 2020

'Preoccupations: Palestinian Landscapes' explores the Israeli occupation of Palestine via landscape art at Detroit's Holding House Gallery

Posted By on Thu, Jan 9, 2020 at 2:58 PM

For Preoccupations: Palestinian Landscapes, the word “preoccupations” is a double entendre — it can refer to both Palestinians’ longstanding preoccupation with landscape art, but also Israel’s occupation of Palestine, which has transformed the terrain with military checkpoints and the West Bank wall. Curated by Kathy Zarur, the show features...

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