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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Activity heatmap shows where people exercise in Detroit

Posted By on Tue, Nov 21, 2017 at 3:53 PM

A company that bills itself as a social network for athletes has updated its global heatmap, or a visualization of the activities of its users. To make the map, Strava reports that it processed some 10 terabytes of raw data from its mobile app, encompassing 1 billion athletic activities, 17...

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Meet the Detroiter made infamous by an iconic anti-war poster

Posted By on Tue, Nov 21, 2017 at 10:15 AM

An event this weekend will mark 50 years since anti-war activists attempted an "exorcism" of the Pentagon, and will feature the man from Detroit who burned a draft card and became part of a historic piece of anti-war agitprop. It's a long story, one that has been told better...

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Monday, November 20, 2017

Today’s 'New York Times' travel piece on Detroit gets it mostly right

Posted By on Mon, Nov 20, 2017 at 12:17 PM

The Gray Lady’s “Detroit learning curve” is still on the rise. Some MT readers may recall how The New York Times first discovered Slows Bar-B-Q in 2010, making the barbecue restaurant and bar the centerpiece of a visit to Detroit. In 2011, they came again, dropping in at a...

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Detroit-based perfume company Sfumato will open a flagship store in Midtown

Posted By on Mon, Nov 20, 2017 at 11:43 AM

Midtown's retail scene is expecting yet another establishment to open, this one just in time for Black Friday. Sfumato, a Detroit-based perfume company, will open inside the mansion located at 3980 Second Ave. The store will share the building with Detroit Clothing Circle, which already occupies part of the former...

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Friday, November 17, 2017

Here's one way to inspire the men in your life to give a damn

Posted By on Fri, Nov 17, 2017 at 10:30 AM

Last month, actress Alyssa Milano asked her followers to use the #MeToo hashtag to confront and denounce misogynistic behavior. Since then, social media have been flooded with stories of sexual assault and empathetic responses. By this point, a month later, we can safely say that millions of people, mostly women, have...

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

You can now rep your city by wearing these Detroit-themed leggings

Posted By on Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 10:46 AM

While some parties may disagree on whether or not leggings count as pants, there is no question the stretchy bottoms are continuing to rise in popularity. In fact, according to a report by Business Insider published last year, leggings are unequivocally dominating the market among upper-income teens. Detroit recently got...

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Metro Detroit movie theater will screen remastered version of 'Titanic' this December

Posted By on Wed, Nov 15, 2017 at 2:18 PM

I made my mother take me to see Titanic in the movie theater at least three times and every time she covered my eyes during Jack and Rose's dewy love scene. I was in sixth grade and the year was 1997 — yes, a whopping two decades ago. Now, in honor...

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Pistons head coach calls protesting athletes 'brave' and 'patriotic'

Posted By on Wed, Nov 15, 2017 at 10:21 AM

The head coach of the Detroit Pistons has endorsed the political statements of protest appearing in professional sports, and argues that we all should too. In an opinion piece published in Time magazine, Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy wrote, "In a time where bigotry seems on the rise...

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Detroit artist Danny Sobor absolutely nails 'painterly angst'

Posted By on Tue, Nov 14, 2017 at 5:04 PM

If not for awkward pubescent phases, Danny Sobor may have never become an artist. The 25-year-old Detroit resident and Chicago native began making art as a way to survive the most humiliating chapter of human development — middle school. “I loved comic books. I was a chubby kid and I...

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'Rehab Addict' star Nicole Curtis is being shamed for breastfeeding her son

Posted By on Tue, Nov 14, 2017 at 1:22 PM

It seems there is no correct way for anyone to be a mother these days, and Rehab Addict star Nicole Curtis might know this better than most. Curtis, who is probably used to unsavory media coverage by now, is embroiled in a custody battle over her youngest son. She's now...

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