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Get your Greek on this Sunday at the Greek Independence Day parade

Greektown will be a-buzzing with pride this weekend for the 16th annual Greek Independence Day parade. The parade is on...
Metro Times  |  03-23-2017  |  Blogs

Stephen Colbert dragged Kid Rock through the coals during hilarious segment

In case you've been trying to block any Kid Rock-related news from your eyes (we don't blame you, honestly) he...
Metro Times  |  03-23-2017  |  Blogs

When the apocalypse happens everyone will move to Michigan, according to Popular Science

OK, so this may not actually happen because of an apocalypse, but the warning signs of climate change sure as...
Metro Times  |  03-23-2017  |  Blogs

MLive lists the weirdest place in every Michigan county — Here's the winners for Livingston, Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw, and Wayne

MLive does a lot of things really well. But, we're not sure we have the same sense when it comes...
Metro Times  |  03-23-2017  |  Blogs

Wayne County has nation's No. 2 largest population decline, according to new census data

The U.S. Census Bureau released its 2016 population estimates today. According to the report, Wayne County had the second-highest population loss...
Metro Times  |  03-23-2017  |  Blogs

A new bar arcade is in the works near Greektown

Nerds rejoice! A bar arcade is in the works for the Globe Tobacco Building at 407 E. Fort St. near...
Metro Times  |  03-23-2017  |  Blogs

Heidelberg Project HQ to move, with an art sale this weekend

While artist Tyree Guyton's infamous Heidelberg Project is located on Detroit's east side, for the past eight years his nonprofit's administrative offices...
Metro Times  |  03-23-2017  |  Blogs

This food truck's illustration of Michigan is so awful that it's actually amazing

When we saw this photo on Reddit of a food truck with a horribly-rendered map of Michigan blasted across its...
Metro Times  |  03-22-2017  |  Blogs

Dave Chappelle blames 'strong reefer' for poor 2015 Detroit performance

On April 23, 2015, comedian Dave Chappelle was booed during a performance at the Filmore in Detroit for apparently being...
Metro Times  |  03-22-2017  |  Blogs

Flint man pleads guilty for returning $10,000 worth of non-returnables

On Monday a 70-year-old Flint man pled guilty to returning more than $10,000 worth of non-returnable bottles and cans acquired...
Metro Times  |  03-22-2017  |  Blogs

Mo Pop reveals 2017 lineup and it's stellar

Mo Pop Music Festival has revealed it's 2017 lineup. The annual festival will take place in the West Riverfront Park...
Metro Times  |  03-22-2017  |  Blogs

Gwar, Eyehategod, and Off! headline Berserker fest IV in April

Next month, why not go and rob a bank, steal a car, and then head out on a wild spree...
Metro Times  |  03-22-2017  |  Blogs

Why you need to see Dwight Twilley’s intimate set at UFO Factory

Fanning the flames of power pop Dwight Twilley is still on fire all these years later; it's just that now,...
Metro Times  |  03-22-2017  |  Blogs

Higher Ground: The Tao of pot

Marijuana has been related to spirituality and religion throughout history When I was young the idea of taking communion was...
Metro Times  |  03-22-2017  |  Blogs

A taste of five restaurants in northwest Detroit’s small but mighty Jamaican community

(See 12 photos from Detroit's Jamaican restaurants here.)…...
Metro Times  |  03-22-2017  |  Blogs

Savage Love: Curious minds

I recently spoke at Curious Minds Weekend in Toronto at the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema. Audience members submitted questions...
Metro Times  |  03-22-2017  |  Blogs

Politics & Prejudices: Why people support Trump

Donald Trump is tearing up long-established policies, destroying environmental protections and economic safeguards, shredding the social safety net, and is...
Metro Times  |  03-22-2017  |  Blogs

How Asian carp could soon take over the Great Lakes — and how they could be stopped

Reprinted from The Death and Life of the Great Lakes by Dan Egan.…...
Metro Times  |  03-22-2017  |  Blogs

Review: Fat Salmon Sushi is on a roll

There's nothing not to like at Fat Salmon Sushi, save lack of a liquor license (note the beer cooler at...
Metro Times  |  03-22-2017  |  Blogs

Horoscopes (March 22-28)

ARIES (March 21- April 20): Nothing is written in stone.…...
Metro Times  |  03-22-2017  |  Blogs

19 things to do and where to do them in metro Detroit this week (March 22-28)

Wed, 3/22-Sun, 3/26 The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin @ Meadow Brook Theatre What happens when you go to prison...
Metro Times  |  03-22-2017  |  Blogs

Metro Detroit has plenty of annual attractions year-round

Four seasons of fun Spring Marche du Nain Rouge March 26; Detroit; marchedunainrouge.com This relatively new Detroit tradition occurs on...
Metro Times  |  03-22-2017  |  Blogs

Nomad Grill brings downtown’s top talent to the suburbs

On the move Long before he served as head chef at the iconic Coach Insignia restaurant in downtown Detroit's Renaissance...
Metro Times  |  03-22-2017  |  Blogs

Ypsilanti City Council approves a resolution to fly a trans pride flag on the city pole

The city of Ypsilanti is showing its trans pride. At its March 21 meeting, the Ypsilanti City Council unanimously approved...
Metro Times  |  03-21-2017  |  Blogs

Your chance to own your very own Michigan island is now

It may cost you a pretty penny to own this island (okay, a $1.4 million penny) but how sick would...
Metro Times  |  03-21-2017  |  Blogs

Head of Detroit Land Bank stepping down

Detroit Land Bank Authority Executive Director Carrie Lewand-Monroe is stepping down from the role to work in the private sector...
Metro Times  |  03-21-2017  |  Blogs

Downtown Detroit has a new Italian deli in La Pecora Nera

With the loss of Corktown's Rubbed in the space now occupied by Ima, greater downtown Detroit found itself down a...
Metro Times  |  03-21-2017  |  Blogs

Detroit police argue unlicensed dogs are contraband

The city of Detroit has filed a motion to dismiss a case filed on behalf of plaintiffs who argue their...
Metro Times  |  03-21-2017  |  Blogs

MSU student creates dating resume after being rebuffed in school cafeteria

Joey Adams has many admirable qualities. On the surface, he has good hair, but he's also an honors student at...
Metro Times  |  03-21-2017  |  Blogs

Under Michigan's college funding model, Wayne State students wind up paying more

Giovanni Calandrino can be heard furiously typing at his desk as he takes my call on a Friday afternoon and...
Metro Times  |  03-21-2017  |  Blogs

Tim Allen compared Hollywood to 1930s Germany and the Anne Frank Center is pissed

Oh, Tim Allen. Maybe you should stick to Pure Michigan ads and selling massive amounts of coke instead of making...
Metro Times  |  03-21-2017  |  Blogs

Rose's Fine Food ownership splits; Lucy Carnaghi goes solo with Wilda's in New Center

There’s a lot of excitement and almost universal praise for the wave of new restaurants opening in Detroit in recent...
Metro Times  |  03-21-2017  |  Blogs

Deadbeat Beat shares new track, tour dates, a few cool song suggestions, and silliness

Though they shared it with Noisey first, Deadbeat Beat sent over this killer new track recorded by Jeff Else at...
Metro Times  |  03-21-2017  |  Blogs

Primus to play Freedom Hill with Clutch in July

Fans of goofy, experimental, alternative prog-metal, rejoice! Primus is back, and they are touring with special guests Clutch. "Touring with...
Metro Times  |  03-20-2017  |  Blogs

Gov. Snyder's number two receives public health honor for work in preventing lead exposure

The National Lieutenant Governors Association has awarded Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley for his leadership in public health. Yes, Calley, a...
Metro Times  |  03-20-2017  |  Blogs

Bonny Doon hosts listening party at Hello Records this Friday, March 24

 More news of free fun comes over our trasom here at the Metro Times as we learn that Detroit's Bonny...
Metro Times  |  03-20-2017  |  Blogs

How Public Pool got 'X' to play its fundraiser this week

How does a 500-square-foot small-town Michigan gallery have a fundraiser featuring international superstars in a historic theater? That’s what we...
Metro Times  |  03-20-2017  |  Blogs

Comedy Central's 'Detroiters' is getting a second season

Comedy Central's freshman scripted series Detroiters is in the middle of the season, but that hasn't stopped the network from picking...
Metro Times  |  03-20-2017  |  Blogs

Cool, free show alert: Jeremy Waun and Jay Clark Reid at PJs tonight

We totally spaced on this excellent gig going down tonight at the always excellent PJ's Lager House: They reminded us...
Metro Times  |  03-20-2017  |  Blogs

Wayne Shorter is the Detroit Jazz Fest's artist-in-residence this year

Over the weekend, the Detroit Jazz Fest announced its artist-in-residence for this year's festival, and it is none other than...
Metro Times  |  03-20-2017  |  Blogs

Just announced: Spoon will play the Fillmore August 1

No better way to kick off the month of August than a headlining show from Spoon at the Fillmore Detroit...
Metro Times  |  03-20-2017  |  Blogs

First Look: Downtown Detroit gets an authentic northern Italian pizzeria when La Lanterna returns in April

Two of Michigan’s biggest culinary exports are Little Cesars and Jet’s, so it’s understandable if your neighborhood Hot-N-Ready purveyor is...
Metro Times  |  03-20-2017  |  Blogs

R.I.P. Roxanne Morgan, the greatest copy editor ever

Roxanne Morgan is gone, and nobody knows what to do.
NUVO  |  Pete Scott  |  12-05-2012  |  Media

I Had Sex at a Swingers Club and Liked It

An inside look at Atlanta sex swingers clubs.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Melysa Martinez  |  10-18-2012  |  Sex

The Lynching of Michael Donald: 30 Years Later

In Mobile, 1981 brought headlines reading "Man Found Hanged on City Street.” The 30th anniversary of Michael Donald’s lynching is a story of intolerance, misdirected anger, mistrust in local law enforcement and slow but steady change.
Lagniappe  |  Luke Buckley  |  03-09-2011  |  Race & Class