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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

'Year of The Tiger' exhibit reflects on Detroit Tigers World Series win in 1968

Posted By on Wed, Apr 18, 2018 at 4:09 PM

OK. So, the Detroit Tigers are off to a rocky season, but let’s take it back to 1968 — “the comeback season.” The assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Vietnam War were among two pivotal events that would shape the nation the same year the Detroit Tigers...

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There’s a new progressive American South and Trae Crowder wants to claim it

Posted By on Wed, Apr 18, 2018 at 10:52 AM

Known to many as “The Liberal Redneck,” Trae Crowder is a new breed of Southern comedian. The Tennessee funny man has gained recognition for his viral video blogs which show him opining on a variety of topics through a Dixie lens, including Trump’s Muslim ban, Roy Moore, Black Lives...

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Literally 10 minutes with John Waters before his annual Detroit birthday bash

Posted By on Wed, Apr 18, 2018 at 10:19 AM

For some reason, Baltimore-based filmmaker and cult favorite John Waters likes to celebrate his birthday in Detroit. Once again, he returns to the Motor City to celebrate his big day (he turns 72) with a string of appearances at El Club. "A Very John Waters Birthday" features Waters offering his...

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Tunde Olaniran writes about the Flint water crisis in Washington Post

Posted By on Tue, Apr 17, 2018 at 11:52 AM

Following Tunde Olaniran's recent viral Twitter rant about the Flint water crisis, the Washington Post gave the singer and performance artist some page space to flesh out his thoughts further. Olaniran writes about why he decided to stop paying for the polluted water, which has been linked to rashes...

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Friday, April 13, 2018

Grand Rapids weatherman freaks out, just wants support from his coworkers

Posted By on Fri, Apr 13, 2018 at 1:32 PM

Meteorologist Garry Frank of WXMI Fox 17 in Grand Rapids is sick of being the bearer of bad news. And when your job is deliver updates on Michigan's reliably shitty weather, your job is to deliver lots of bad news. It got so bad recently that Frank ranted to his...

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Villanova alum creates Flint fundraiser in response to tasteless NCAA sign

Posted By on Fri, Apr 13, 2018 at 9:09 AM

At least one alum of Philadelphia's Villanova University has voiced disapproval in her alma mater after an overzealous fan used the Flint water crisis to taunt U-M during the NCAA basketball tournament. Earlier this month, some Wildcats fan wrote, "The only lead @mich will have is in their water"...

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Thursday, April 12, 2018

The Hello Kitty Cafe Truck is bringing cute confections to Great Lakes Crossing

Posted By on Thu, Apr 12, 2018 at 5:03 PM

Fans of all things kawaii, take note: the official Hello Kitty Cafe Truck is heading back to Michigan. The truck will make a stop at Great Lakes Crossing between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 21. You'll find it parked outside of the AMC Theater. The roving...

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Stormy Daniels' Detroit date rescheduled for April 18

Posted By on Thu, Apr 12, 2018 at 4:16 PM

Porn star Stormy Daniels has been as unpredictable as the Michigan weather, at least when it comes to bringing her "Make America Horny Again" tour to Detroit. Her anticipated appearance at the strip club Truth Detroit has already been twice postponed — the first time due to the actress...

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Stormy Daniels once again cancels her Detroit date

Posted By on Wed, Apr 11, 2018 at 5:20 PM

What a tease! Stormy Daniels, quite possibly the world's most famous porn star, has once again canceled a Detroit appearance. The porn actress was supposed to perform at Truth Detroit Wednesday night, but canceled due to flight delays. That date was already rescheduled from an earlier performance planned for...

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No, Michigan Central Station did not light up in solidarity with UFO Factory last night

Posted By on Wed, Apr 11, 2018 at 11:29 AM

We want to believe. If you're like us and mindlessly scrolled through social media for an hour before entertaining the idea of sleep last night, then you may have stumbled upon photos of Michigan Central Station allegedly illuminated in solidarity for Corktown's befallen UFO Factory. This begs the question...

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