Blog Posts

House of Dank to give away 1,000 backpacks this Sunday

The House of Dank, a medical marijuana dispensary we've giggled a bit about in the past, is up to something seriously...
Metro Times  |  08-31-2016  |  Blogs

El Zocalo, longtime Mexicantown eatery, to close after 30-plus years

When El Zocalo opened its doors in 1983 in southwest Detroit, the push to establish the city's Mexicantown district was well under way. The...
Metro Times  |  08-31-2016  |  Blogs

Tawana 'Honeycomb' Petty performs her one woman show

The activist, writer, author, poet, and all-around badass Tawana “Honeycomb” Petty will be gracing the stage and performing her one-woman...
Metro Times  |  08-31-2016  |  Blogs

Tour the grand homes of Detroit's University District

Ask the average person what a Detroit neighborhood looks like and you’ll probably hear a description that sounds like Brightmoor...
Metro Times  |  08-31-2016  |  Blogs

The rave goes on: Electric Forest may be expanding to two weekends

It seems that the EDM music festival that takes over Rothbury, MI every summer is taking a note from Coachella...
Metro Times  |  08-31-2016  |  Blogs

Sip on a few brews with your dog and meet some new friends

Man’s best friend plus cocktails? Is this a match made in heaven for dog lovers?…...
Metro Times  |  08-31-2016  |  Blogs

Where are all the campaign signs?

I enjoy walking around my little neighborhood in Hamtramck. The houses are all packed so closely together, there's usually something...
Metro Times  |  08-31-2016  |  Blogs

Sarap Filipino pop-up hosts an eat-with-your-hands feast with Seattle guest chef

Chinese, Vietnamese, and Thai food tend to come to mind first when thinking of Asian cuisine. As of late, more...
Metro Times  |  08-30-2016  |  Blogs

Duane the Brand New Dog unleashes new 'Jet Black Eel' project

Detroit-based performance artist/musician Duane Gholston may be 24 years-old, but he already has a long history (and we have loved his confrontational...
Metro Times  |  08-30-2016  |  Blogs

WMU Grad students say good-bye to traditional roommates in groundbreaking new study

We are all aware of those horror stories of living with a new roommate, especially when you first move away...
Metro Times  |  08-30-2016  |  Blogs

Senate bill would ban Gov. Snyder from using public funds for private counsel

With an eye to Gov. Rick Snyder and the $3.4 million tab he's run up contracting private attorneys to defend...
Metro Times  |  08-30-2016  |  Blogs

The children's chalk art challenge is on

Artistically inclined young people, from Kindergarteners to high school seniors, are invited to participate in a chalk art effort that...
Metro Times  |  08-30-2016  |  Blogs

Jill Stein and Ajamu Baraka come to Eastern Market this weekend

Green Party presidential and vice-presidential candidates Jill Stein and Ajamu Baraka will be in town this weekend, leading a campaign...
Metro Times  |  08-30-2016  |  Blogs

One-Eyed Betty's chef leaves to start pop-up at the Bosco

Chef Emmele Herrold is known for heading the kitchens at both the popular One-Eyed Betty's and Pop's for Italian eateries in Ferndale...
Metro Times  |  08-30-2016  |  Blogs

Calvin Johnson is trading in the football field for the ballroom

There comes a point in every B-list celebrities life that they must cross-over into the land of reality competition television,...
Metro Times  |  08-30-2016  |  Blogs

An all-media opening at the Northville Art House Friday

For the eighth year in a row, the Northville Art House will hold its annual "West of Center" all-media show. It's kind...
Metro Times  |  08-30-2016  |  Blogs

Doritos nacho cheese burger makes for a cheesy winner in 2016 Burger Brawl

You read that right. The Ali's Notch-Yo-Burger at the gas station eatery Taystee's Burger comes loaded with nacho cheese, jalapeño, American,...
Metro Times  |  08-29-2016  |  Blogs

What is up with the stigma against male prostate stimulation?

We get a ton of press releases in our inboxes here at the Metro Times, and a lot of them don't...
Metro Times  |  08-29-2016  |  Blogs

High-speed Frisbee’s world champs battle in Plymouth this weekend

Games involving “flying discs” have gained a surprising prominence in recent years. The “disc golf” phenomenon has had a higher...
Metro Times  |  08-29-2016  |  Blogs

Blink 182 and all the other bands you loved will hit the stage at DTE

Just when you thought that DTE couldn't throw it back any further with their concert lineups, we unruly people are...
Metro Times  |  08-29-2016  |  Blogs

Marijuana social network is coming — for seniors!

Take it as an indicator in the rapidly changing world of cannabis use, but a group of senior citizens are...
Metro Times  |  08-29-2016  |  Blogs

Who's the Green running for Wayne State University Board of Governors?

We hear our old pal Fran Shor is waging an uphill battle for a seat on the Wayne State University...
Metro Times  |  08-29-2016  |  Blogs

Brand new tracks from Supa Emcee and Jay Squared

Highland Park hero Supa Emcee talks immortality and aggressively defying death. “I take your life-force, you are no exception/I’m a...
Metro Times  |  08-29-2016  |  Blogs

DIA hosts free walk-and-talk tour featuring works by LGBT artists

LGBT issues are a hot topic these days, as they rightfully should be. As society moves toward becoming more inclusive...
Metro Times  |  08-29-2016  |  Blogs

Trump plans to visit black church, tape interview during Detroit stop

We think it's safe to say that Donald Trump has an issue appealing to minority voters — and it's not...
Metro Times  |  08-29-2016  |  Blogs

See which Michigan colleges are named 'Worst Campuses for LGBTQ Youth'

Campus Pride, a national online community and resource network dedicated to LGBTQ-friendly college awareness, has released this year's list of...
Metro Times  |  08-29-2016  |  Blogs

Combine beer and knitting at Patrick J's Irish Pub tonight

Peanut butter and jelly, salt and pepper, marijuana and pizza. Well, we can now add beer and knitting to this...
Metro Times  |  08-29-2016  |  Blogs

Reports: Nemo's bus crashes into Leland Hotel downtown

WDIV is reporting that a shuttle bus from Nemo's bar crashed into the Leland Hotel in downtown Detroit on Sunday. ...
Metro Times  |  08-28-2016  |  Blogs

'Wine + Anger' photography exhibit is feminist and full of Barbies

Described as, “The Feminist Movement of an Inanimate Object” this photography exhibition by Kimberly Bates-Steiner. She uses the doll Barbie...
Metro Times  |  08-27-2016  |  Blogs

Detroit Burger Brawl takes over the Eastern Market

Restaurants from around Detroit will compete at the street fair-style Burger Brawl for the title of Detroit’s Best Burger, and...
Metro Times  |  08-27-2016  |  Blogs

The real car show happening at Kelly's Bar today

When the lights go down and the exhaust leaves our lungs from last weekend’s Woodward Dream Cruise, the real car...
Metro Times  |  08-27-2016  |  Blogs

Three days left to help the Whiskey Charmers' crowdfunded album release

There might be a plethora of Americana/ roots-infused acts in the greater Detroit area, but the Whiskey Charmers are a...
Metro Times  |  08-27-2016  |  Blogs

There still time to register for Detroit's coney dog-eating contest

It’s that time of year again: Time for that Detroit-themed event of competitive eating par excellence, the Coney Eating Challenge...
Metro Times  |  08-26-2016  |  Blogs

Live Review: Counting Crows and Rob Thomas induce nostalgia at DTE

So many shows this summer at DTE Energy Music Theatre have brought folks back to the songs of yesteryear —...
Metro Times  |  08-26-2016  |  Blogs

Depressing DPS news of the day: November school board elections may just be symbolic

In November Detroiters will head to the polls to weigh in on a number of things, including who should sit...
Metro Times  |  08-26-2016  |  Blogs

Detroit area chefs to make pasta for Italy earthquake relief efforts

A number of Detroit area restaurants have joined a widespread effort to assist victims of a powerful earthquake that shook...
Metro Times  |  08-26-2016  |  Blogs

Melvin Davis headlines Soul Fest at Northern Lights Lounge

Come celebrate the legacy of the Motor City with icons of Detroit soul music, Northern soul, and Motown. Featured acts...
Metro Times  |  08-26-2016  |  Blogs

George Clinton is bringing the funk for a free show at Campus Martius

Downtown Detroit’s monthly music celebration “4th Fridays” will wrap up in a fabulously funky fashion as none other than George...
Metro Times  |  08-26-2016  |  Blogs

High times will be happening at the High Times Cannabis Cup

We don’t care what anyone else says, but this has to be the holy grail of summer festivals. Taking place...
Metro Times  |  08-26-2016  |  Blogs

Brandenburg Park will host the Chesterfield Music & Arts Festival

It seems that almost every town in metro Detroit has some sort of arts and music festival, but it’s great...
Metro Times  |  08-26-2016  |  Blogs

A legit Catalina Wine Mixer is happening on Belle Isle tonight

It’s the f**kin’ Catalina Wine Mixer! (PAHH PAHH!)…...
Metro Times  |  08-26-2016  |  Blogs

LOL at this Cruella Detroit joke on MTV's 'Joking Off'

Need a little laughter to get you through your day? Here's one courtesy of MTV's Joking Off.  During a segment...
Metro Times  |  08-26-2016  |  Blogs

Free the Instagrams from your iPhone with a hand-crafted frame

Like so many other smart phone users, I love Instagram. Being a visual artist, the application is a very handy and inspiring way to edit and share photos easily and save them for inspiration. I recently started printing my Instagrams, but I had a hard time deciding how to display them. I wanted to be able to easily switch the photos while also keeping up the ones I couldn't part with. The solution: I made my own interchangeable Instagram frame.
Charleston City Paper  |  Kristen Solecki  |  07-25-2012  |  Art

Death in the Restraint Chair

The restraint chairs used in many county jails have resulted in an alarming number of deaths nationwide.
Dayton City Paper  |  Nick Wilkinson and Brett Cherry  |  09-17-2004  |  Crime & Justice

Banking on Coal in Oakland

Records show that a secretive plan to ship coal through the Port of Oakland is being driven by a company that wants to massively expand its coal mining operations in Utah and by a public official who stands to profit personally.
East Bay Express  |  Darwin BondGraham  |  08-18-2015  |  Energy