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The Detroit Promise problem: only a fifth of students attending community college for free graduate

Detroit has become the largest city in the country to offer its high school graduates the opportunity to attend some...
Metro Times  |  04-27-2017  |  Blogs

Midwest Media Expo abruptly canceled, 'fan appreciation' event planned

Less than a week before its originally scheduled date at Dearborn's Edward Hotel & Convention Center, the annual "multi-media fandom" event Midwest...
Metro Times  |  04-27-2017  |  Blogs

Henry Ford fires doctor who allegedly cut girls' genitals

Henry Ford Health System says it has fired the emergency room doctor at the center of the first federal female...
Metro Times  |  04-27-2017  |  Blogs

Got Oughts nostalgia? Fall Out Boy hopes so, books Little Caesars date this October

A scruffy lovable bunch of misft emo alt-rockers named Fall Out Boy from Wilmette, Illinois hopes that you have such...
Metro Times  |  04-27-2017  |  Blogs

Video: Foodlab Detroit director Devita Davison gives Ted Talk about the paradox of Detroit's renaissance and food scarcity

In a emotional and powerful speech delivered at TedXBrum in Birmingham, United Kingdom, Foodlab Detroit director Devita Davison educated the...
Metro Times  |  04-27-2017  |  Blogs

New singles roundup: JP Brown, Valid, a premiere from PhilSwish, and more

Tony K, “Circa ’96” “Circa '96” is a 2Pac inspired cut powered by a catchy chorus, “Me I got that...
Metro Times  |  04-27-2017  |  Blogs

Have Detroit's high-rise restaurants lost their appeal?

The Top Of The Pontch on the 25th floor of downtown Detroit's Crowne Plaza Hotel recently closed, making it the...
Metro Times  |  04-27-2017  |  Blogs

Upscale retailer Kit and Ace closed their Detroit store today, along with all stores in U.S., U.K., and Australia

After less than a year in business, the Downtown Detroit location of upscale retailer Kit and Ace has shuttered. In...
Metro Times  |  04-26-2017  |  Blogs

PizzaPlex, a Neapolitan pizzeria co-operative, will open next month in Southwest Detroit

A new Neapolitan-style pizzeria that's also a co-operative with a social component in its mission is in the works in...
Metro Times  |  04-26-2017  |  Blogs

Zingermman's new specialty cheese shop and geleteria opens Saturday

Zingerman's Cream Top Shop, an addition to the newly renovated Zingerman's Creamery at its Airport Road location in Pittsfield Township,...
Metro Times  |  04-26-2017  |  Blogs

Stream the new Will Sessions album in its entirety

Need a jumpstart to your midweek? Well, we suggest playing the new Will Sessions album Deluxe in its entirety.…...
Metro Times  |  04-26-2017  |  Blogs

Karl Marx at the center of the Detroit Rep's latest comedy

The Detroit Repertory Theatre, or "the Rep" as it's often known, is tucked away on a depopulated stretch of Woodrow...
Metro Times  |  04-26-2017  |  Blogs

Sweden’s Little Dragon touches down at the Majestic Theatre

Leaning into sweetness Little Dragon is a band of sugary highs and sultry lows.…...
Metro Times  |  04-26-2017  |  Blogs

Detroit’s not your average arts capital — and that’s what makes it great

Read the full list of Best of Detroit 2017 Best Art and Music winners here.…...
Metro Times  |  04-26-2017  |  Blogs

When it comes to an interesting nightlife, Detroit has it in spades

Read the full list of Best of Detroit 2017 Best Bars and Clubs winners here.…...
Metro Times  |  04-26-2017  |  Blogs

A fun night at the casino is no gamble in Detroit

Read the full list of Best of Detroit 2017 Best Bet winners here.…...
Metro Times  |  04-26-2017  |  Blogs

From distilleries and drinks, metro Detroit grows even more sophisticated

Read the full list of Best of Detroit 2017 Best Drinks winners here.…...
Metro Times  |  04-26-2017  |  Blogs

Detroit’s culinary scene heats up

Read the full list of Best of Detroit 2017 Best Food winners here.…...
Metro Times  |  04-26-2017  |  Blogs

How to treat yourself, the Detroit way

Read the full list of Best of Detroit 2017 Best Pampering winners here.…...
Metro Times  |  04-26-2017  |  Blogs

Shopping in metro Detroit is unique and surprising

Read the full list of Best of Detroit 2017 Best Retail and Services winners here.…...
Metro Times  |  04-26-2017  |  Blogs

Why Detroiters take sports and recreation seriously

Read the full list of Best of Detroit 2017 Sports and Rec winners here.…...
Metro Times  |  04-26-2017  |  Blogs

From adult stores to medical marijana, this is the best of Detroit's grown-up stuff

Read the full list of Best of Detroit 2017 Adulting winners here.…...
Metro Times  |  04-26-2017  |  Blogs

Picking our own Best of Detroit winners

OK, you had your say, now it’s our turn. The Metro Times staff put our heads together and came up...
Metro Times  |  04-26-2017  |  Blogs

Restless

Q: I'm a 31-year-old gay male. I've been with my fiancé for three years, and we are getting married in...
Metro Times  |  04-26-2017  |  Blogs

Why are we still obsessed with 1967?

It may take another half-century to heal It was the summer of love in San Francisco, but in Detroit 1967...
Metro Times  |  04-26-2017  |  Blogs

Reverse racism and liberal hypocrisy

When a federal grand jury indicted State Senator Bert Johnson on two felony charges a couple of weeks ago, it...
Metro Times  |  04-26-2017  |  Blogs

As far as civic life, the people of Detroit have spoken

Read the full list of Best of Detroit 2017 Public Square winners here. When it came to selecting the best...
Metro Times  |  04-26-2017  |  Blogs

Best Rock Club

El Club 4114 Vernor Hwy., Detroit; 313-436-1793; elclubdetroit.com...
Metro Times  |  04-26-2017  |  Blogs

Best Head Shop

Tha Head Shop 737 E. 9 Mile Rd., Ferndale; 248-677-0178; thaheadshop.com...
Metro Times  |  04-26-2017  |  Blogs

Horoscopes (April 26-May 2)

ARIES (March 21- April 20): You keep thinking you need to have this all handled, when in fact, it's already...
Metro Times  |  04-26-2017  |  Blogs

Best Place for Sexy Lingerie

Adam and Eve Multiple locations; adamevestores.com...
Metro Times  |  04-26-2017  |  Blogs

Best Place to Purchase a Sex Toy

Noir Leather 124 W. 4th St., Royal Oak; 248-541-3979; noirleather.com...
Metro Times  |  04-26-2017  |  Blogs

Best Pre-roll at a Dispensary

Depot Town 35 E. Cross St., Ypsilanti; 734-340-2941; depot-town.com...
Metro Times  |  04-26-2017  |  Blogs

Best Smoke Shop

The Station 25940 Michigan Ave., Inkster; 313-561-7969...
Metro Times  |  04-26-2017  |  Blogs

Best Strip Club

Penthouse Club 20771 W. 8 Mile Rd., Detroit; 313-541-7000; penthousedet.com...
Metro Times  |  04-26-2017  |  Blogs

Best Vape Store

Independent Vapor Company Multiple locations; independentvaporcompany.com...
Metro Times  |  04-26-2017  |  Blogs

Most Knowledgeable Dispensary Staff

Fuego 12632 E. 8 Mile Rd., Detroit; 313-821-4350...
Metro Times  |  04-26-2017  |  Blogs

A review of Phat Kat & DJ Dister’s 'The S.O.S. Project'

Phat Kat (also known as Ronnie Euro by the cool kids overseas) has been a player in the rap game...
Metro Times  |  04-26-2017  |  Blogs

Just announced: Future Islands headed to ROMT in October

With our ears still ringing from last night's stellar PJ Harvey show at the Royal Oak Music Theatre, we learned today that...
Metro Times  |  04-25-2017  |  Blogs

A month past deadline, Gov. Snyder has still not seated marijuana board to issue new licenses

Gov. Rick Snyder is well past a March deadline to seat a five-member board that will oversee the licensing of...
Metro Times  |  04-25-2017  |  Blogs

Paul McCartney adds October date at Little Caesars Arena to 'One on One' tour

Macca has added a massive new run of U.S. dates to his 'One on One, tour, with the final one...
Metro Times  |  04-25-2017  |  Blogs

MAP: In Southeast Michigan, Hamtramck has largest percentage of uninsured residents

According to the most recent census data available, Hamtramck is home to the largest percentage of uninsured residents in Southeast...
Metro Times  |  04-25-2017  |  Blogs

Gary Bass Makes a Convincing Case for Forceful Humanitarianism

Unlike most books interested in promoting human rights by force of arms, Bass focuses on the actions of Western nations and not the philosophies of phony intellectuals from beltway think tanks.
Charleston City Paper  |  Dylan Hales  |  09-24-2008  |  Nonfiction

Stroke Misdiagnosis Leaves Woman Speechless

The first hospital said her problems were all in her mind. The second said that she was having a stroke. A stroke from which she most likely would have made a full recovery if she'd received immediate treatment at the first ER.
Houston Press  |  Dianna Wray  |  09-04-2014  |  Health

The Electric Museum Acid Test

When artists use drugs, publications, shelter and lifestyle as tools for expression just as artists preceding them employed cameras, paint and clay; when artworks don’t fit neatly into a gilded frame or beneath a sparkling glass case, museums must adapt and turn the establishment on its head.
Eugene Weekly  |  Alexandra Notman  |  02-04-2013  |  Art