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Patterson, Hackel square off with Regional Transit Authority over proposed millage

Officials from metro Detroit’s Regional Transit Authority pushed back Friday against criticism of a public transportation plan by executives of...
Metro Times  |  07-22-2016  |  Blogs

Tunde Olanrian's new music video for 'Namesake' is a DIY masterpiece

Flint-based artist and all around badass Tunde Olanrian just released a new music video for his song "Namesake" and let...
Metro Times  |  07-22-2016  |  Blogs

Detroit design companies to appear in French exhibition

Detroit design firms will appear in next year's Saint-Etienne Design Biennale, whose theme will be the 'future of work.' The...
Metro Times  |  07-22-2016  |  Blogs

New tiered sign language interpreter system takes effect

Since July 7, a new system for sign language interpreters in Michigan requires different levels of expertise for different situations...
Metro Times  |  07-22-2016  |  Blogs

Don't be late for Mothers and Stef at El Club

Mothers began in 2013 as the solo project of Athens, Ga.-based visual artist Kristine Leschper. It has since become a...
Metro Times  |  07-22-2016  |  Blogs

Makeup artists Kat Von D, Jeffree Star fight over Detroit graphic designer

Two makeup moguls — Jeffree Star and Kat Von D — have each gone viral with videos explaining their sides...
Metro Times  |  07-22-2016  |  Blogs

Hear a softer squawk from former Black Crowes guitarist

As you’ve probably heard, last year Rich Robinson made it official that the multiplatinum rock band The Black Crowes (which...
Metro Times  |  07-22-2016  |  Blogs

Texas A&M professor thinks Detroit should just die off

The Atlantic published an article this week speculating and hypothesizing about the future of the Rust Best, including the city...
Metro Times  |  07-22-2016  |  Blogs

Get the whiskey sweats with the Temperance Movement

Contrary to what their name might imply, the Temperance Movement will have you drunk in love with their modern spin...
Metro Times  |  07-22-2016  |  Blogs

Decomposing body found under garbage in Hazel Park home

Police are investigating a home where a man's decomposing body was found buried under garbage, as first reported by WXYZ...
Metro Times  |  07-22-2016  |  Blogs

Pop's for Italian to expand, Daily Dinette to shrink in size

They've only been open a few months, but Pop’s for Italian and its adjoining Daily Dinette in Ferndale are in for dramatic...
Metro Times  |  07-22-2016  |  Blogs

Detroit arts education gets boost from a bunch of glass blowers

Sometimes glass blowing events sound like a potheads-only type event, but that typecast is no more. You’ll see jewelry and...
Metro Times  |  07-22-2016  |  Blogs

Artist brings World Peace Mural Tour to Detroit

Renda Writer is brining a message of peace to cities around the country — and his latest stop was right...
Metro Times  |  07-22-2016  |  Blogs

Spend the weekend at Ann Arbor's annual Art Fair

One of the coolest, most artsy cities in Southeast Michigan is celebrating its famous art fair this weekend, and we...
Metro Times  |  07-22-2016  |  Blogs

Detroit Cobras' first two LPs to be reissued by Third Man next month

This is superb news for fans of Detroit music. We all know that the Cobras are one of the best...
Metro Times  |  07-22-2016  |  Blogs

Five great covers of 'Heatwave' here now, because... you know

In honor of both the 75th birthday of Martha Reeves (it was Monday; how did you celebrate?) and that the...
Metro Times  |  07-22-2016  |  Blogs

Kid Rock gives private patriotic show during RNC

Kid Rock, noted political pundit and Trump supporter, performed during one of the after-parties during the final night of the...
Metro Times  |  07-22-2016  |  Blogs

'Michigan's steamiest convention' is way geekier than it sounds

Nevermind the fact that naming itself "Michigan's Steamiest Convention" is probably going to attract a much different crowd than they...
Metro Times  |  07-22-2016  |  Blogs

Pokémon Go players ticketed in St. Clair Shores

Pokémon Go players beware- if you aren't careful, you might end up catching a ticket. After dark on Saturday, five...
Metro Times  |  07-21-2016  |  Blogs

Sun Ra Arkestra show review: united in sound

Show review: Sun Ra Arkestra at El Club Mon., July 18 Interplanetary travel is possible, and I have experienced it...
Metro Times  |  07-21-2016  |  Blogs

Lars von Trier wants to film a horror movie in Detroit

According to Danish magazine Soundvenue via American publication IndieWire, there is a tentatively named horror project, aptly named Detroit, in...
Metro Times  |  07-21-2016  |  Blogs

Is President Grant’s former home heading to a local charter school?

Class can sometimes be boring. Especially when students are expected to just read a book and absorb the information with...
Metro Times  |  07-21-2016  |  Blogs

Detroit CVS locations now offer expanded healthy grocery items

Detroit is widely considered a food desert in regards to the city's limited availability of major super markets. Therefore, many a city dweller either treks...
Metro Times  |  07-21-2016  |  Blogs

Animal Planet renovates Pontiac animal shelter for new tv show

The Michigan Animal Rescue League, a private non-profit animal shelter in Pontiac has reopened on July 12 after renovations from Animal Planet's Pet...
Metro Times  |  07-21-2016  |  Blogs

Detroiters invited to 'Connect Four the City' at urban parlor

Tomorrow, the Urban Consulate will host a Connect Four-themed forum for Detroiters to meet up, play the game, and connect with...
Metro Times  |  07-21-2016  |  Blogs

Southwest Detroit under boil water advisory

The Detroit Water & Sewerage Department (DWSD) has advised some residents in southwest Detroit to boil their drinking water, after...
Metro Times  |  07-21-2016  |  Blogs

Third Eye Blind trolls crowd during concert in Cleveland...kind of?

Third Eye Blind is the subject of many articles today and yesterday because they supposedly "trolled" their Republican concert-goers in...
Metro Times  |  07-21-2016  |  Blogs

Six arrested during rally honoring Aiyana Stanely-Jones

Six individuals, who chained themselves to a Detroit Police Department precinct, were arrested Wednesday evening during a rally honoring Aiyana Stanley-Jones,...
Metro Times  |  07-21-2016  |  Blogs

Levi's teams up with Community Push to help you to shred in Detroit

Little known fact: everyone's favorite jeans company has a skateboarding team, and they're lending a hand to DIY organization Community...
Metro Times  |  07-21-2016  |  Blogs

Become the youth gone wild, Skid Row performs at Token Lounge

Skid Row returned to the big stage opening for Kiss in 2000. Exhilarated to tour with the heroes who rallied...
Metro Times  |  07-21-2016  |  Blogs

The Magic Stick returns after Populux social media scandal

The beloved Magic Stick is set to return this September, following the permanent closure of Populux, according to the Detroit...
Metro Times  |  07-21-2016  |  Blogs

Video: streaker jukes out security during Tigers game

During the bottom of the 7th inning of Wednesday's contest between the Tigers and the Twins, a fan stole the...
Metro Times  |  07-20-2016  |  Blogs

John FM's new single 'Broken' will fix any bad day

Recently premiered on Fader's website, Oak Park singer and producer John FM's new single "Broken" is a four minute techno-soul...
Metro Times  |  07-20-2016  |  Blogs

PETA offers reward to help catch burglars that doused dog with Drano

The horrific story of what happened to Hamtramck resident Sarah Birkel's dog during a home invasion caught attention of a...
Metro Times  |  07-20-2016  |  Blogs

Michigan delegates got their feelings hurt at the RNC last night

If you're anything like us, you may be avoiding the evening news this week. The Republican National Convention is in...
Metro Times  |  07-20-2016  |  Blogs

Jolly Pumpkin holds luau to support Ride It Sculpture Park

That funky skateboard park in Banglatown got a bit of publicity (and some funds) over the weekend when Jolly Pumpkin Pizzeria...
Metro Times  |  07-20-2016  |  Blogs

Enbridge reaches $177 million settlement over Kalamazoo oil spill

Today, Canadian oil behemoth Enbridge reached a $177 million settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regarding a pipe rupture...
Metro Times  |  07-20-2016  |  Blogs

MI House stops posting staff salaries online

In hot legislative news, we've just learned via MLive that the Michigan House of Representatives has stopped posting the positions...
Metro Times  |  07-20-2016  |  Blogs

Chicago Alderman Joe Moore, Whipping Boy for the 49th Ward

To appreciate the politics of Chicago's Rogers Park you have to think of it as a war. As one squabble ends, another one begins. Alderman Joe Moore has been at the center of these battles for almost 20 years.
Chicago Reader  |  Ben Joravsky  |  02-09-2009  |  Politics

Alt-Weekly Oklahoma Gazette Turns 25

In a quarter-century, the Oklahoma Gazette has blossomed from a monthly preservation newsletter with a skeleton staff of volunteers to the third-largest newspaper in the state.
Oklahoma Gazette  |  Preston Jones  |  10-13-2004  |  Media

Why I Gave Up Booze in Favor of Weed

It helps with my anxiety, it doesn't give me hangovers, and are you aware of what it does to sex?
The Stranger  |  Sarah Galvin  |  04-13-2015  |  Drugs