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VIDEO: Jack White releases never-before-seen version of 'The Rose with the Broken Neck" and it's amazing

A never-before-seen black-and-white video recently surfaced, showing a nearly unrecognizable Jack White performing an acoustic version of "The Rose with...
Metro Times  |  12-08-2016  |  Blogs

Introducing the taco truck pizza, speakeasy grilled cheese, and other intriguing bar bites

When your average bar food just won't do, a number of watering holes are offering up some creative alternatives. First...
Metro Times  |  12-08-2016  |  Blogs

More public school anti-racism demonstations are in the works, says community organizer

Samantha Magdaleno is the community organizer behind a recent Royal Oak Middle School demonstration that took place following a basketball...
Metro Times  |  12-08-2016  |  Blogs

VIDEO: Things got weird when Madonna did Carpool Karaoke

James Corden's "Carpool Karaoke" now seems like a right of passage for most pop stars these days, so we're not...
Metro Times  |  12-08-2016  |  Blogs

100 of Michigan's elected officials are pledging what?

According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, nearly 40 hate crimes were reported in the 10 days following the November...
Metro Times  |  12-08-2016  |  Blogs

Michigan vote recall is off

U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith suspended Michigan's presidential election recount on Wednesday — a reversal of his emergency Monday ruling for...
Metro Times  |  12-08-2016  |  Blogs

What’s up with Hamtramck Disneyland?

For those who still don’t know what “Hamtramck Disneyland” is, a bit of introduction is needed: It’s a large piece...
Metro Times  |  12-08-2016  |  Blogs

Cult synth great John Bender added to Barely Human Fest

This week, we told you about the Barely Human Festival, which goes down February 10-12, 2017 at El Club and is...
Metro Times  |  12-08-2016  |  Blogs

Detroit's 'water warrior' Monica Lewis-Patrick awarded $100K prize by nice snack food people

Today, something called the KIND Foundation, "through its KIND People Program, awarded a total of $1.1 million "to catalyze empathy and...
Metro Times  |  12-07-2016  |  Blogs

Aretha Franklin's music will be honored at a star-studded event at Carnegie Hall

Our love for Aretha Franklin runs deep. The Motown singer is known worldwide for soulful classics like "R-E-S-P-E-C-T," "I Say...
Metro Times  |  12-07-2016  |  Blogs

5 reasons to go see Lizzo tonight at El Club

The Minneapolis-based rapper and singer Lizzo has been taking on the rap scene long before her debut album Lizzobangers dropped in...
Metro Times  |  12-07-2016  |  Blogs

Just announced: Sister Nancy ('Bam Bam') at El Club in April

We just go word that legendary Jamaican dancehall artist Sister Nancy will perform at El Club on Saturday, April 8...
Metro Times  |  12-07-2016  |  Blogs

Soulja Boy and Shia Labeouf: Spoiled Beef

There's something strange in the neighborhood... Shia Labeouf is apparently "beefing" with Soulja Boy (or maybe its the other way...
Metro Times  |  12-07-2016  |  Blogs

Brooklyn Street Local goes Italian for pop-up series

Just back from his latest trip to Italy, Brooklyn Street Local chef/co-owner Jason Yates is transforming the diner kitchen into "Cucina...
Metro Times  |  12-07-2016  |  Blogs

Thinking about Pearl Harbor, fascism, and my father, 75 years after

Seventy-five years ago today, the Empire of Japan bombed Pearl Harbor in a sneak attack that brought the United States...
Metro Times  |  12-07-2016  |  Blogs

The Detroit Zoo has a new Mayor – and she's 9 years old

If this doesn't warm your black, beating heart than I don't know what will. Trinity Favazza wrote a 100-word essay...
Metro Times  |  12-07-2016  |  Blogs

These Detroit Lions ugly Christmas sweaters are actually kind of cute

Their price tags might be hideous, but a new line of Detroit Lion-themed ugly Christmas sweaters really aren't all that...
Metro Times  |  12-07-2016  |  Blogs

Detroit's only first-run movie theater got remodeled

Sad but true: Detroit, the most populous city Michigan, has only one first-run movie theater. Sure, you can catch great independent and...
Metro Times  |  12-07-2016  |  Blogs

Just announced: PJ Harvey plays ROMT in April

Following yesterday’s Grammy nod for best alternative rock album for her last release, The Hope Six Demolition Project (Vagrant), PJ...
Metro Times  |  12-07-2016  |  Blogs

Chains: New MEX location coming to Auburn Hills

Seems the Peas & Carrots Hospitality Group is finding its groove as it continues its expansion of eateries. In this...
Metro Times  |  12-07-2016  |  Blogs

19 super fun ways to spend your time in metro Detroit this week

Thursday, 12/8 Taxon Clade @ The Loving Touch It can generally be assumed that anything happening at the Loving Touch...
Metro Times  |  12-07-2016  |  Blogs

This Lions logo with Trump's face on it will haunt your dreams forever

As my editor pointed out to me after I sent him a photo of the Detroit Lions' logo plastered with...
Metro Times  |  12-06-2016  |  Blogs

Tyvek to co-headline tour with Fred Thomas, including a Detroit date

Both Tyvek's Fred Boyer and Fred Thomas's Fred Thomas no longer reside in the Detroit area, though both retain such...
Metro Times  |  12-06-2016  |  Blogs

The Conserva to debut Saturday in Ferndale

That tiny space in Ferndale that once housed the acclaimed Torino restaurant is about to realize new life when The...
Metro Times  |  12-06-2016  |  Blogs

VIDEO: This short documentary on the Detroit River will blow your mind

I grew up in the Downriver city of Wyandotte, a town that butts up to the Detroit River. In short,...
Metro Times  |  12-06-2016  |  Blogs

John Waters is celebrating his birthday in Detroit; we are all invited

Detroit fans of transgressive cult films should leave their calendars open Friday, April 21, 2017: it's the birthday of the "Pope of...
Metro Times  |  12-06-2016  |  Blogs

Iggy Pop, Jack White, and Mike Posner all got nominated for Grammy Awards this morning

These Detroit boys didn't receive as many nominations as Queen Beyoncé (a whopping 9 nominations) or Rihanna, but Iggy Pop,...
Metro Times  |  12-06-2016  |  Blogs

Detroiters in the 1940s preferred streetcars to buses

As Detroit gets prepared to see the first streetcars run on Woodward Avenue in 60 years, it's worth looking back...
Metro Times  |  12-06-2016  |  Blogs

How about two new dirty/sexy Detroit hip-hop songs to kick off your morning?

We've got brand new singles from JP One and J Storyz. J Storyz, “Lap Dance” (feat. Lewis Hensley) If you’ve been...
Metro Times  |  12-06-2016  |  Blogs

Chris Rock is coming to Detroit in April

2017 is already starting to look better than 2016! Chris Rock — dear, sweet, Chris Rock just announced a stand-up...
Metro Times  |  12-05-2016  |  Blogs

Eater names Al Ameer one of the best restaurants in America

Al Ameer has long been considered one of the most treasured restaurants around to locals. That's beginning to change though as the...
Metro Times  |  12-05-2016  |  Blogs

Kid Rock embarrasses himself with a line of Trump-themed merchandise

Oh, Bob Ritchie, now you're just embarrassing yourself. Look, you've got every right to support Trump.…...
Metro Times  |  12-05-2016  |  Blogs

Introducing the $80 cocktail at the upcoming Bad Luck bar in Capitol Park

Capitol Park is going to welcome its latest in food and drink Thursday, with the opening of the Bad Luck...
Metro Times  |  12-05-2016  |  Blogs

VIDEO: These Red Wings fans made an epic cup tower on a sleeping fan's head

We present to you the Leaning Tower of Beer Cups, friends. At a Red Wings game this past Friday, a...
Metro Times  |  12-05-2016  |  Blogs

Satanic nativity scene returns to Michigan Capitol lawn

Two years ago, an out-of-state resident appealed to the Michigan State Capitol Commission, requesting a nativity scene on the Capitol...
Metro Times  |  12-05-2016  |  Blogs

Michigan's presidential election recount has begun

Michigan's recount of the state's presidential election results commenced at noon on Monday, following a late-night ruling by a federal...
Metro Times  |  12-05-2016  |  Blogs

Nelly did a surprise performance at COBO this weekend and we're pissed we missed it

It must have been the money that made Nelly perform at a company's Christmas party, eh? United Shore, based in...
Metro Times  |  12-05-2016  |  Blogs

Avalon bakery continues expansion with DTW offerings and more

DTW's McNamara Terminal has once again outdone itself in the food department. In addition to Chick-fil-A, Pinkberry, Bigalora, and Papa...
Metro Times  |  12-05-2016  |  Blogs

The airport is the most Instagrammed spot in Detroit?

We're not going to discredit scientific information, but we're kind of shocked that the Detroit Metro Airport is the most...
Metro Times  |  12-05-2016  |  Blogs

This Michigan woman's Snapchat story is the best thing you'll see all day

Here's a little something to brighten your dreaded Monday. Amanda Bell, from Saline, MI, posted this video from her Snapchat...
Metro Times  |  12-05-2016  |  Blogs

Mich. minimum wage to be raised — but far short of $15

Starting in the new year, Michigan employees will see the minimum wage raised from from $8.50 to $8.90 — one...
Metro Times  |  12-05-2016  |  Blogs

ESG, Black Marble paired with Adult. for inaugural 'Barely Human' fest in February

Barely Human Festival Brings ESG, ADULT., Black Marble, more to El Club Is there a better time and place for...
Metro Times  |  12-05-2016  |  Blogs

Sanity Claus

Separating holiday-music gifts from seasonal disorders.
Westword  |  Michael Roberts  |  12-17-2007  |  Reviews

Buck 65 is Totally Original. Totally.

Hey, there are rappers in Nova Scotia. Who knew?
The Portland Mercury  |  Graham Barey  |  11-29-2007  |  Profiles & Interviews

His Last Score

After years of fighting the feds, James Earl Ray's brother banks on a new book to settle his account.
Illinois Times  |  C.D. Stelzer  |  11-29-2007  |  Books