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Tenants ordered to vacate Detroit's Russell Industrial Center following city inspection

The largest artist community in the Midwest was effectively shut down on Monday when tenants of Detroit's Russell Industrial Center...
Metro Times  |  02-20-2017  |  Blogs

Michigan Republicans are on a mission to de-fund Planned Parenthood

Michigan legislators have started the process to de-fund Planned Parenthood since two identical bills were introduced in the House and...
Metro Times  |  02-20-2017  |  Blogs

New tequila bar opens in former Sabor Latino space

A new tequila bar is up and running in the Ann Arbor space formerly occupied by Sabor Latino. MLive reported...
Metro Times  |  02-20-2017  |  Blogs

Coleman Young Jr. will likely challenge Mike Duggan for mayoral race

Detroit's mayoral race will be here before you know it, and we've already had a few Detroiters toss their name...
Metro Times  |  02-20-2017  |  Blogs

Show review: Run the Jewels at ROMT Sat., Feb. 18

On Saturday night, Run the Jewels appeared for their second sold-out performance at the Royal Oak Music Theater since October...
Metro Times  |  02-20-2017  |  Blogs

Detroit police officer who killed teen has violent past

The Detroit police officer who sources say shot and killed a teenager on Feb. 13 in what the department described...
Metro Times  |  02-17-2017  |  Blogs

Ted Nugent wants to throw his 10-gallon hat into 2018 Michigan Senate race

Just when your eyes came back to a normal position after hearing that Kid Rock's name is floating around to...
Metro Times  |  02-17-2017  |  Blogs

Suicide is no laughing matter, except this Saturday

The work that the Livonia-based Six Feet Over non-profit undertakes is heavy and somewhat grim stuff.…...
Metro Times  |  02-17-2017  |  Blogs

Study: Big Three vehicle owners are older, rural, and lower-income

In metro Detroit, it seems like you can't spit without hitting someone who works for the Big Three automakers —...
Metro Times  |  02-17-2017  |  Blogs

Scenes from yesterday's Detroit appear in Hamtramck photo exhibit

Some artists gain fame instantly. Others work quietly for years, building up a body of work that suddenly bursts onto...
Metro Times  |  02-17-2017  |  Blogs

UPDATED: Katoi promises to reopen soon

Corktown's new Thai-influenced restaurant, Katoi, caught fire early Friday morning, but details about what caused the flames or the extent...
Metro Times  |  02-17-2017  |  Blogs

Here’s where to find some of the Southwest Detroit’s best, smokiest Mexican grills

Detroit is not a city famous for its aromas. Just whiff the acrid petroleum coke breezes blowing in from the...
Metro Times  |  02-17-2017  |  Blogs

On sale now: English Beat at Magic Bag next month

Two-tone ska legends The English Beat perform with 1592 at the Magic Bag in Ferndale on Friday,  March 17, at 7...
Metro Times  |  02-17-2017  |  Blogs

See which Michigan chefs/restaurants are James Beard semifinalists

Six Detroit-area chefs and restaurants are among the semifinalists in this year's James Beard Foundation awards. The Beard Foundation is...
Metro Times  |  02-16-2017  |  Blogs

A safe space to talk sex and the female body in Ferndale this week

If Valentine's Day left you full of questions about sex and the female body, one event that may appeal to...
Metro Times  |  02-16-2017  |  Blogs

'A Day Without Immigrants' shuts down much of southwest Detroit

Hundreds of people marched past rows of shuttered businesses in southwest Detroit Thursday as part of a nationwide strike meant...
Metro Times  |  02-16-2017  |  Blogs

Centers for Disease Control finds link between Flint water and Legionnaires' disease

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported the first genetic links between Flint's water and patients diagnosed with...
Metro Times  |  02-16-2017  |  Blogs

We dare you to listen to Deadbeat Beat's two new songs only one time

We're in love with these two new tunes Deadbeat Beat just uploaded, a pair of previously unreleased songs recorded live...
Metro Times  |  02-16-2017  |  Blogs

How will you celebrate John Lee Hooker's one hundredth birthday?

Detroit's finest blues musician turns one hundred years old this year, in August. Sure, he was born in Mississippi.…...
Metro Times  |  02-16-2017  |  Blogs

Detroit Police Department leads investigation into its own officer's killing of teen

The only living witness to Monday's deadly police-involved shooting on Detroit's west side is the officer who fired the shot...
Metro Times  |  02-15-2017  |  Blogs

I celebrated Valentine’s Day with Aaron Carter (and all I got was a hangover)

So while most you were hugged up with your boo thang celebrating the curse joys of monogamy, some of us...
Metro Times  |  02-15-2017  |  Blogs

Detroit's 19th annual Allied Media Conference is now accepting proposals

Have something you want to share with aspiring and working media professionals? The 19th annual Allied Media Conference, which focuses on...
Metro Times  |  02-15-2017  |  Blogs

Sidetrack shows us how to make the perfect fried pickles

Fried pickles are one of those bar food dishes that, on the face of it, seems so foolproof. Take a...
Metro Times  |  02-15-2017  |  Blogs

Red Wings will sport special patch for Mike Ilitch

The Detroit Red Wings announced on Twitter this morning that the players will were a commemorative patch on their jerseys...
Metro Times  |  02-15-2017  |  Blogs

Killer Mike and El-P argue that the post-political is the most political

The last band that matters When we last left our heroes, hip-hop duo Run the Jewels had appeared at the...
Metro Times  |  02-15-2017  |  Blogs

Mike Dutkewych celebrates 7 years of his Downriver dance night

Deep, man Mike Dutkewych is a tall and well-sideburned gentleman who you've seen around town — at shows, at record...
Metro Times  |  02-15-2017  |  Blogs

Politics & Prejudices: Sick leader, healthy community

I crawled out of bed Saturday morning to discover I had a flat tire, courtesy this time not of potholes,...
Metro Times  |  02-15-2017  |  Blogs

Savage Love: Pair of aces

Q: I've been reading your advice column in the Coast in Halifax for a while, and it seems that most...
Metro Times  |  02-15-2017  |  Blogs

Side Dish: Meet the guy delivering meat to your favorite Detroit restaurants

Bite into a slider at Green Dot Stables, nibble the beef carpaccio at Wright & Co., nosh on the curry...
Metro Times  |  02-15-2017  |  Blogs

Humons presents an atypical dance evolution

A message to humonity El Club in Southwest Detroit is littered with glow sticks, blow-up palm trees, and balloons. A...
Metro Times  |  02-15-2017  |  Blogs

Horoscopes (Feb 15-21)

ARIES (March 21- April 20): Balancing things is less about going up and down than it is about finding your...
Metro Times  |  02-15-2017  |  Blogs

Higher Ground: Marijuana fighters

One of the reasons the state legislature changed the rules to help keep the question of legalizing marijuana in Michigan...
Metro Times  |  02-15-2017  |  Blogs

Feedback (Feb 8-14)

Reader Susan Newell of Detroit writes: Violet Ikonomova's blog post "Detroit police official on racial tensions with the department: 'Get...
Metro Times  |  02-15-2017  |  Blogs

Reflecting on the life and career of Susanne Hilberry

A room of one’s own In the late autumn of 2016, a large and mysterious body of water appeared inside...
Metro Times  |  02-15-2017  |  Blogs

Kehinde Wiley exhibit comes to Toledo

Art history remixed Detroiters may likely already be familiar with fine artist Kehinde Wiley's work.…...
Metro Times  |  02-15-2017  |  Blogs

Review: The Conserva offers rich, inventive menu

Small plates, big dreams If it's the little things that make the difference, Conserva chef and owner Matthew Baldridge is...
Metro Times  |  02-15-2017  |  Blogs

Just announced at El Club in May: Meat Puppets, Mike Watt, Redd Kross, whew.

This week, El Club announced two separate, rad shows of alternative Dad-rock that you might get excited about if you...
Metro Times  |  02-14-2017  |  Blogs

Detroit sports city? The unknown cost of putting a fourth pro sports facility downtown

Nearly a decade into the saga surrounding Wayne County’s costly botched effort to build a new jail in downtown Detroit,...
Metro Times  |  02-14-2017  |  Blogs

8 ways to 'treat yo self' if you're single on Valentine's Day in Detroit

As I sit at my desk, single as fuck, listening to a curated Valentine's Day playlist on Spotify, I can't...
Metro Times  |  02-14-2017  |  Blogs

Jimmy Fallon pokes fun at Betsy DeVos and her misspelling department on 'Tonight Show'

Betsy DeVos hasn't had the smoothest transition since she bought her way into becoming Education Secretary — blocked by protestors,...
Metro Times  |  02-14-2017  |  Blogs

New podcast compares Detroit and Comedy Central show 'Detroiters'

Comedy Central's new show Detroiters shown through the lens of the show's creators — very niche, quirky, and tons of...
Metro Times  |  02-14-2017  |  Blogs

Best New Artist Chance The Rapper coming to the Palace in May

While you may have been busy waiting for that Prince tribute on Sunday's night Grammy Awards, Chance the Rapper, the...
Metro Times  |  02-14-2017  |  Blogs

NBA Finals Game 1: Winning Time

If you're a fan of low scoring games, low-percentage shooting and sleep depravity, then Game 1 of the NBA Finals was the game for you!
Miami New Times  |  Chris Joseph  |  06-01-2011  |  Sports

The Corvette Thief

78-year-old Dan Ott has stolen more than 1,000 cars in his life. And left plenty of damage along the way
Cleveland Scene  |  Vince Grzegorek  |  07-30-2015  |  Features

Latinos Warn of 'False' Credit Card

Advertised nationwide to Spanish speakers as offering a $2,000 line of credit, Pro Line is derided as a scam by consumer advocates.
East Bay Express  |  Kara Platoni  |  09-07-2004  |  Business & Labor