Monday, August 31, 2020

Long live the king

Posted By on Mon, Aug 31, 2020 at 3:15 PM

Chadwick Boseman’s legacy is that he was able to show the world who Black people really are through his art. He was a one-man Harlem Renaissance. Boseman had the gift of bringing to life Black history icons that had been forgotten, intentionally hidden, or intentionally dismissed. When I saw...

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Friday, August 28, 2020

Shepard Fairey takes on Trump's vile stance on police brutality in new Detroit billboard campaign

Posted By on Fri, Aug 28, 2020 at 6:48 PM

Not all Detroit-area billboards are looking to sell you injury lawyers, jewelry, and pro-life damnation. In fact, a new billboard campaign is using powerful imagery and real quotes straight from the mouths of the country's top deplorables — President Donald Trump and his lackeys — to energize voter turnout...

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Thursday, August 27, 2020

'Weird Al' wants a silencer for his T-shirt gun role as Ted Nugent in 'Reno 911!' reboot

Posted By on Thu, Aug 27, 2020 at 2:19 PM

It might feel like a weird time to bring back a satirical mockumentary about a politically incorrect and bumbling police force, but the re-booted goofin' sheriffs of Reno 911! have no problem taking aim at themselves, as well as right-wing dipshits like Motor City Madman Ted Nugent. In April,...

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Former Metro Times art director memorializes Detroit's COVID-19 victims using 900 photos

Posted By on Thu, Aug 27, 2020 at 12:42 PM

Former Metro Times art director Eric Millikin is making waves with a powerful image commissioned by the City of Detroit. Using 900 photos of Detroit's COVID-19 victims provided by their families, Millikin created a montage that forms the iconic Spirit of Detroit. The photo represents the 1,500 Detroiters who...

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Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum launches GoFundMe in face of possible closure

Posted By on Thu, Aug 27, 2020 at 10:47 AM

It could be game over for a metro Detroit institution, which is currently fighting for a 1-Up amid its months-long shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic. Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum in Farmington Hills is asking for help — $75,000 worth of it. Opened in 1980 by Marvin Yagoda,...

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Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Detroit's controversial 'Illuminated Mural' has been 'irreparably damaged,' will be replaced by new mural

Posted By on Wed, Aug 26, 2020 at 12:20 PM

It's the end of an era for a colorful yet polarizing mural that has been called both "drop-dead gorgeous" by the Detroit Free Press and "just paint slid down the side of a building" by at least one unimpressed churchgoing neighbor. Art, after all, can be subjective. But what...

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Tuesday, August 25, 2020

A major Marvel summer action flick is coming to metro Detroit drive-ins just as summer is wrapping up

Posted By on Tue, Aug 25, 2020 at 1:27 PM

Normally, a big-budget movie release wouldn't necessarily qualify as local news. But because of the coronavirus pandemic, we, the movie-loving, CGI-obsessed, popcorn-craving public, have been starved of fresh summer cinema. That all changes this week when metro Detroit drive-ins get their hands on a new mutant-filled Marvel movie before...

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The Holocaust Memorial Center to screen Charlottesville doc

Staff pick

Posted By on Tue, Aug 25, 2020 at 1:00 PM

The shocking clash between white supremacists and counter-protesters in 2017 in Charlottesville is the subject of a documentary screening and talk coming up at The Holocaust Memorial Center. The center's Zekelman Family Campus will host Fighting Back Against Hate, A Film and Conversation with Alexandra Kauffman Horowitz and Rabbi...

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Friday, August 21, 2020

Sorry, peasants: Michigan's Renaissance Festival is canceled due to the modern plague that is COVID-19

Posted By on Fri, Aug 21, 2020 at 11:06 AM

Huzzah? More like Huzz-nah. Look's like we're going to have to wait a whole year to get our hands on an unreasonably large turkey leg and a pint of brew served by a lovely beer wench. In a Facebook post on Thursday, organizers of the Michigan Renaissance Festival revealed...

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Thursday, August 20, 2020

WDET takes stand-up comedy outside with fundraiser at Canterbury Village drive-in

Posted By on Thu, Aug 20, 2020 at 10:53 AM

What's the deal with airplane food? And how about those seats? Together, air travel is like botulism and scoliosis made a baby, am I right? Woof. If you miss laughing out loud IRL and/or not laughing because not all jokes are funny, WDET is hosting a comedy showcase fundraiser...

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