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Sample the flavors of Liberia and Lebanon at the Kitchen Ramarj pop-up

The Kitchen Ramarj pop-up is the brainchild of Ameneh Marhaba, a 22-year-old with a colorful, international history. Her mother is...
Metro Times  |  01-19-2017  |  Blogs

Detroit police official on racial tensions: 'Get over it'

Despite recent claims by Detroit Police Chief James Craig that the department does not suffer from a growing race problem,...
Metro Times  |  01-19-2017  |  Blogs

Artist Ai Weiwei to exhibit at Grand Rapids' Meijer Gardens

Later this month, the internationally renowned artist and vocal Chinese political dissident Ai Weiwei will mount a career-spanning exhibition at...
Metro Times  |  01-19-2017  |  Blogs

HopCat's celebrating its birthday with Crack Fries, Crack Fries, and more Crack Fries

HopCat Detroit opened just over two years ago, but the company itself turns 9 this year and they're celebrating with...
Metro Times  |  01-19-2017  |  Blogs

Trump's America Alert: Kid Rock will open Little Caesar's Arena in September

With only one day to go until Donald Trump's inauguration, it seems that our future President's biggest fan will be...
Metro Times  |  01-19-2017  |  Blogs

American Coney Island hires off-duty cops following shooting

American Coney Island owner Grace Keros has hired off-duty uniformed cops to work shifts at her restaurant after a late-night brawl...
Metro Times  |  01-19-2017  |  Blogs

Faith: Listening to George Michael in Michigan

As a child, I would attend St. Paul’s Lutheran most Sundays and get lost in fantasies, sometimes in a way...
Metro Times  |  01-18-2017  |  Blogs

Celebrate Soul Deep's lucky anniversary with these seven soul scorchers!

In anticipation of its seven year anniversary this weekend at the Rockery in Wyandotte, Metro Times got in touch with...
Metro Times  |  01-18-2017  |  Blogs

This photo of Detroit from space will give you an existential crisis

Want to feel like a worthless pile of garbage on this lovely Wednesday morning? Just take a look at this...
Metro Times  |  01-18-2017  |  Blogs

All the best moments from Betsy DeVos' senate hearing

It's no secret that liberals, democrats, and "crybaby snowflakes" everywhere are in staunch opposition to Betsy DeVos' appointment to Secretary...
Metro Times  |  01-18-2017  |  Blogs

Common Pub replaces Lefty’s in Detroit's Cass Corridor

When one bar door closes in Detroit’s Cass Corridor, another one is sure to open. Lefty’s Lounge closed its door...
Metro Times  |  01-18-2017  |  Blogs

Fake news alert: Corktown is not getting a Trader Joe's

OK, so it's not the kind of fake news that helped get Trump elected, but an amusing hoax has metro...
Metro Times  |  01-18-2017  |  Blogs

Bands to watch 2017: Paint Thinner

Paint Thinner is a band that knows how it wants to sound and takes its time getting there.…...
Metro Times  |  01-18-2017  |  Blogs

Bands to watch 2017: PRC

A light flickers.…...
Metro Times  |  01-18-2017  |  Blogs

Stay in or go out? Two opposing strategies for coping with Michigan winter

Though the weather may be chilly and the ground wet with snow, the season is still full of possibilities. If...
Metro Times  |  01-18-2017  |  Blogs

Bands to watch 2017: Jade Lathan

From a young age, Jade Lathan was certain that she was meant to be an entertainer.…...
Metro Times  |  01-18-2017  |  Blogs

Bands to watch 2017: Wurl Sotto

One might say that Detroit rapper Wurl Sotto was put on this planet to bring people together.…...
Metro Times  |  01-18-2017  |  Blogs

Cannabis could help football players deal with pain

Higher Ground I was at middle linebacker, and as the play unfolded I saw the fullback coming up the middle...
Metro Times  |  01-18-2017  |  Blogs

Bands to watch 2017: Valley Hush

Two days before Detroit's Mo Pop festival took place this summer, a band canceled last minute and Valley Hush were...
Metro Times  |  01-18-2017  |  Blogs

Horoscopes (Jan 18-24)

Horoscopes ARIES (March 21- April 20): Someone let you out to play and you're not ready to go back in;...
Metro Times  |  01-18-2017  |  Blogs

15 Detroit bands to watch in 2017

Welcome to the Metro Times’ roundup of the 15 best new bands in the metropolitan area.…...
Metro Times  |  01-18-2017  |  Blogs

Review: Royal Oak’s Ye Olde Saloon celebrates more than 40 years

A five-star dive bar We eat and drink at a lot of places, for a lot of different reasons. Every...
Metro Times  |  01-18-2017  |  Blogs

Savage Love: Risky business

Q: About a year ago, I was pretending to read my boyfriend's mind and jokingly said, "You want to put...
Metro Times  |  01-18-2017  |  Blogs

Bands to watch 2017: Julian Kendall

Julian Kendall is the type that would be much happier remaining obscure.…...
Metro Times  |  01-18-2017  |  Blogs

Bands to watch 2017: Kaleb the Intern

Kaleb Waterman says he's the worst intern anyone will ever have.…...
Metro Times  |  01-18-2017  |  Blogs

Politics & Prejudices: Screwing the poor, and ourselves

We love scandals in this country, usually blow them out of proportion, and then hold on to them the way...
Metro Times  |  01-18-2017  |  Blogs

Bands to watch 2017: Joey 2Lanes

You might not know the name.…...
Metro Times  |  01-18-2017  |  Blogs

These 12 metro Detroit comfort-food dishes will get you through the winter months

Take comfort Face it, this time of year merely looking out the window at all that snowy misery is enough...
Metro Times  |  01-18-2017  |  Blogs

Bands to watch 2017: Caz Aglets

A fresh face with an even fresher sound, Caz Aglets very quietly released his debut album VOID back in November.…...
Metro Times  |  01-18-2017  |  Blogs

Bands to watch 2017: Anna Burch

Anna Burch was just finishing up her last couple weeks as a bartender at a hip Detroit restaurant when we...
Metro Times  |  01-18-2017  |  Blogs

Bands to watch 2017: Casual Sweetheart

Dissatisfaction with the options is one way to think about how and why a band like Casual Sweetheart exists.…...
Metro Times  |  01-18-2017  |  Blogs

Bands to watch 2017: Stef Chura

Thanks to a sound that has drawn comparisons to the likes of Liz Phair and Car Seat Headrest, Stef Chura...
Metro Times  |  01-18-2017  |  Blogs

Four winter warmer 'Brocktails' you can craft at home

Cozy cocktails Brock Massaro has made a career out of working the service industry. Whether he’s waiting tables at Mabel...
Metro Times  |  01-18-2017  |  Blogs

Bands to watch 2017: Oshea Davaun

The seeds of hip-hop were planted in Oshea Davaun from his very beginning.…...
Metro Times  |  01-18-2017  |  Blogs

Bands to watch 2017: Drinkard Sisters

The Drinkard Sisters have been playing out as a duo since 2012, but they hadn't officially released anything until earlier...
Metro Times  |  01-18-2017  |  Blogs

Bands to watch 2017: Marcus Elliot

27-year-old saxophonist Marcus Elliot isn't truly a new face on the scene.…...
Metro Times  |  01-18-2017  |  Blogs

Mark your calendars with these wintry events in metro Detroit

Snow days Michigan winters are hard — seriously, if you can survive winter in Michigan you can probably survive anything...
Metro Times  |  01-18-2017  |  Blogs

Snyder’s State of the State: Flint gets less time than cows and hogs

padding:0in;mso-padding-alt:0in 0in 1.0pt 0in"> Governor Rick Snyder struck a markedly more upbeat tone in this year’s State of the State...
Metro Times  |  01-17-2017  |  Blogs

Detroit police chief suspends race committee amid backlash over finding of race problems

Detroit Police Chief James Craig says he plans to temporarily put "on hold" a committee that found the department suffers...
Metro Times  |  01-17-2017  |  Blogs

Flint Eastwood debut feisty new track 'Queen' and we are loving it

Detroit's Flint Eastwood, aka singer-songwriter Jax Anderson, recently signed with Neon Gold Records and has released her first single under...
Metro Times  |  01-17-2017  |  Blogs

Short film explores why Betsy DeVos would make a terrible education secretary

Betsy DeVos' senate hearing is today. At 5 p.m., to be exact.…...
Metro Times  |  01-17-2017  |  Blogs

Just announced: Dave Matthews plays DTE with Tim Reynolds in June

Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds will kick off a U.S. tour in May, bringing it to the DTE Energy Music...
Metro Times  |  01-17-2017  |  Blogs

Submerged: An Evacuee's Journal: Calculated Risks

Environmental activists in St. Bernard Parish are doing their own tests for contamination after Hurricane Katrina. Eighth in a multi-part series
Association of Alternative Newsmedia  |  Michael Tisserand  |  10-24-2005  |  Disasters

Should the government pay for Bradley Manning's gender reassignment surgery?

Shortly after Bradley Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison for passing classified documents to WikiLeaks in one of the biggest security breaches in recent history, he announced that he was transgendered.
Charleston City Paper  |  Leah Rhyne  |  09-04-2013  |  Commentary

Peggy Reber: Cold Case

A grand jury looks for a killer but only finds more villains in the 1968 Peggy Reber murder.
Philadelphia Weekly  |  Kevin Uhrich and Martha Shaak  |  08-19-2009  |  Crime & Justice