Thursday, February 25, 2021

We want to get murdered in these cute WiFi-less cabins with phone lock boxes in western Michigan

Posted By on Thu, Feb 25, 2021 at 12:25 PM

It sounds great, right? A cozy and aesthetically pleasing, reasonably-priced cabin situated in nature where your iPhone's red notification bubbles, social media pings, and unanswered work emails are no match for the peace and serenity that comes with truly logging the fuck off. But for anyone who's ever listened...

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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Virtual discussion will go 'beyond the headlines' of Flint water crisis

Posted By on Wed, Feb 24, 2021 at 2:13 PM

Seven years ago in April, state officials made the disastrous decision to switch Flint's water source to save a few million dollars — a costly mistake that resulted in the Flint water crisis, and the poisoning of tens of thousands of people. While the state announced a historic $600...

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Virtual art conference Reinventaissance to feature artists and culture leaders from Detroit and across the globe

Posted By on Wed, Feb 24, 2021 at 11:36 AM

If you're finding it hard to come up with new pandemic hobbies, you're not alone. Because let's be real, the high of making the perfect sourdough loaf has died, along with our enthusiasm for most things. But for creatives — from fine artists, street performers, dancers, and yes, even...

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Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Metro Detroit retail legend Linda Dresner to close Birmingham boutique after 28 years

Posted By on Tue, Feb 23, 2021 at 2:26 PM

It's the end of the runway for high fashion retailer and industry icon Linda Dresner, who announced that she'll be closing her Birmingham boutique after 28 years. According to Downtown Newsmagazine, Dresner's minimalist boutique at 299 W. Maple is currently holding an 80% off sale and is expected to...

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Ferndale Public Library will host digital lecture on history of pandemics

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Posted By on Tue, Feb 23, 2021 at 11:58 AM

We've heard plenty of people compare the COVID-19 pandemic of today to the 1918 influenza pandemic, but what does that really mean? On Tuesday, March 9, the Ferndale Public Library will host an online lecture by Dennis Fiems, a retired longstanding professor from Oakland Community College who can shed light on...

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Monday, February 22, 2021

Dlectricity art and light festival plots 2021 return to Detroit

Posted By on Mon, Feb 22, 2021 at 5:18 PM

Though it may seem as though our social lights are dimming, as is the light at the end of this event-less tunnel we've been trapped in for almost a year, one local event is remaining optimistic and plotting a 2021 return. Organizers of Dlectricity, the on-and-off biannual outdoor nighttime...

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Thursday, February 18, 2021

Ann Arbor's FoolMoon festival returns to light up businesses in wake of pandemic

Posted By on Thu, Feb 18, 2021 at 11:38 AM

Things are going to get a bit brighter in Ann Arbor when this year's annual FoolMoon Festival illuminates streets, storefronts, and public spaces with paintings and light-filled art. The 11th annual quirky celebration of community will boast the theme “Shine Your Light A2,” but will not promote the fest's...

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Monday, February 15, 2021

The 59th annual Ann Arbor Film Fest goes virtual, again

Posted By on Mon, Feb 15, 2021 at 1:24 PM

Go ahead and hit pause on those CGI-heavy Marvel movies, un-wonderful D.C. flops, and head-spinning convoluted Christopher Nolan flicks, because the 59th Annual Ann Arbor Film Festival returns with a selection of thoughtfully curated and bold independent films from all over the world that you can watch from the...

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Friday, February 12, 2021

Detroit's Pages Bookshop to host virtual chat with 'Medicare For All: A Citizens Guide' authors

Posted By on Fri, Feb 12, 2021 at 1:28 PM

"America is the only advanced nation with a health insurance system that crumbled in the face of COVID-19," an excerpt from Medicare for All: A Citizens Guide reads. "In the United States, millions lost their health insurance along with their jobs as a deadly contagion spread all around them."...

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Thursday, February 11, 2021

Former MT writer Biba Adams is Model D's new Editor at Large

Posted By on Thu, Feb 11, 2021 at 1:10 PM

Last year, we were thrilled to hire Detroit-based journalist Biba Adams, who told us working at Metro Times was her "dream job"... and then just weeks later the pandemic hit, forcing us to make difficult staff cuts. Even worse, Adams lost three family members to the pandemic. Fortunately, "Biba...

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