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Friday, September 22, 2017

There is an emu on the loose in metro Detroit

Posted By on Fri, Sep 22, 2017 at 2:13 PM

Stop whatever the fuck you are doing because there is an emu on the loose somewhere in Oakland County and we need to find it. According to WXYZ, there has been a number of emu sightings recently in northern Oakland County. The station got in contact with a couple...

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Are the Tigers giving LGBT fans a kiss-off?

Posted By on Fri, Sep 22, 2017 at 7:00 AM

Detroit Tigers’ kiss cam appears to be broken. It doesn’t seem to ever show gay people. Otherwise it works pretty well. Whatever the source of the malfunction, the Tigers’ problem is not unique. Until a few years ago, not many professional sports teams put same sex couples on the kiss...

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Designers wanted for new Detroit holiday window display competition

Posted By on Thu, Sep 21, 2017 at 11:16 AM

The Detroit Center for Design and Technology (DCDT) is looking for local designers to participate in a new competition that will connect them with Detroit retail storefronts. Simply called the Holiday Window Walk, the competition will match businesses with local designers who will create a holiday-inspired window display. The winning...

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Everything you need to know about Detroit's first-ever legal drag racing event

Posted By on Wed, Sep 20, 2017 at 11:19 AM

Professional racers know a thing or two about crossing finish lines, but not every race is about speed. The road to getting the necessary approvals to put on Detroit's first-ever legal drag racing event was a matter of endurance for Detroiter Brian Olatunji. Since the Detroit Dragway, known as the...

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Jockey Melissa Zajac makes horse-racing history at Hazel Park

Posted By on Tue, Sep 19, 2017 at 4:31 PM

Capping off a remarkable rookie season at Hazel Park Raceway, Melissa Zajac made horse-racing history last night, becoming the first apprentice jockey in Michigan ever to win a share of the thoroughbred riding title. With her stunning come-from-behind victory in the ninth and final race aboard the filly Say...

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Detroit Lions sang 'Happy Birthday' to Martha Ford and it's the cutest thing you'll see all day

Posted By on Tue, Sep 19, 2017 at 12:20 PM

In case you missed it, Detroit Lions owner Martha Ford celebrated her 92nd birthday over the weekend and her team is somehow 2-0. So pretty much Martha Ford is having the best week ever and it's only Tuesday. And the cherry on top came after last night's thrilling win when...

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A bunch of dudes dressed as Magnum P.I. got kicked out of Comerica Park

Posted By on Tue, Sep 19, 2017 at 11:50 AM

If you were at the Tigers game this past Saturday and saw a gaggle of men dressed as Magnum P.I. being obnoxious, just know that they were kicked out. That's right. A bachelor party of 45 men all dressed as Tom Selleck's character from the hit series Magnum P.I....

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Monday, September 18, 2017

Detroit Zoo's penguin center wins prestigious exhibit award

Posted By on Mon, Sep 18, 2017 at 12:16 PM

Alright, so the award may not be all that "prestigious," but it's an honor nonetheless that the Detroit Zoo's Polk Penguin Conservation Center won the 2017 Exhibit Award from the Association of Zoos and Animals. The $33 million exhibit opened in April of 2016 after a redesign of the old exhibit....

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Sunday, September 17, 2017

First-year phenom Melissa Zajac bucking the odds in battle for jockeys title at Hazel Park

Posted By on Sun, Sep 17, 2017 at 10:31 AM

On the ramshackle backside of Hazel Park, beyond the barbed-wire fences and dilapidated jockeys quarters, a full moon hangs high in the west. The sun has yet to climb the hood ornaments of the beaten and battered cars in the beaten and battered parking lots, and all along the...

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Saturday, September 16, 2017

Another bit of racist Detroit heritage uncovered where we least expected it

Posted By on Sat, Sep 16, 2017 at 9:03 AM

Earlier this week, we blogged about an article that points out that racist heritage in civic names and statues isn't just a Southern thing: There's plenty of examples in the North too. In fact, right here in metro Detroit. The article that made this point was a piece in...

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