Blog Posts

A few suggestions for celebrating Cinco de Mayo in Detroit

Just last month we asked you to cast your votes for your favorite Detroit people, places, things, and ideas in...
Metro Times  |  05-05-2015  |  Blogs

Detroit Bikes' flagship store opens on Friday

On Friday, May 8, Detroit Bikes will open their flagship store on the ground floor of the Albert apartment building...
Metro Times  |  05-05-2015  |  Blogs

Photo of the day: Detroit stop sign, you had one job

We know, we know: Detroit city services are perennially under-resourced, and it's a lot to ask for basic things like,...
Metro Times  |  05-05-2015  |  Blogs

Report: More than $8m was spent on Proposal 1 in Michigan

If you're heading to the polls today to vote on Proposal 1 (which, if you have no idea what we're...
Metro Times  |  05-05-2015  |  Blogs

Real Housewives of Atlanta's NeNe on Detroit schools donation: 'I'm not going to be forced to do anything'

Last May, NeNe Leakes — known for her time on the Real Housewives of Atlanta — made headlines for saying...
Metro Times  |  05-05-2015  |  Blogs

A quick guide to the May 5 Michigan election

Tuesday, May 5 is general election day, and the main issue on the ballot is Proposal 1, a confusingly worded...
Metro Times  |  05-05-2015  |  Blogs

New joint offers gourmet sliders in Clinton Township

We just heard about a new gourmet slider joint out in Clinton Township. It's called Metro Sliders, and it's the...
Metro Times  |  05-04-2015  |  Blogs

Canine to Five will move to a bigger Ferndale location

Have you noticed a Canine to Five sign in front of an old brick building on Nine Mile Road? We've...
Metro Times  |  05-04-2015  |  Blogs

Detroit homeowner fatally shoots intruder

A Detroit homeowner on the city's east side Monday shot and killed a home invasion suspect, and sustained injuries from...
Metro Times  |  05-04-2015  |  Blogs

Detroit in the running to be one of the 'Best Towns in America'

Lists! Detroit is on another one — this time from OUTSIDE Magazine, which focuses on, you guessed it, the outdoors.…...
Metro Times  |  05-04-2015  |  Blogs

Watch Ford's first Mustang commercial from 1964

We missed the 51st anniversary of Ford Mustang by a few days, but that's okay, we can still celebrate with...
Metro Times  |  05-04-2015  |  Blogs

Detroit's new book store: Pages Bookshop

A new book store? In 2015?… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]...
Metro Times  |  05-04-2015  |  Blogs

Photo of the day: Quite possibly the most immature Red Wings jersey we've ever seen

The gentleman in the photo below was spotted sporting this Red Wings jersey at a Toledo Mud Hens game. We...
Metro Times  |  05-04-2015  |  Blogs

Kraftwerk return to Detroit in October

Electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk announced a 12-date tour on Monday, including an Oct. 5 gig in Detroit at the Masonic...
Metro Times  |  05-04-2015  |  Blogs

Robin Thicke et al.'s lawyers request 'Blurred Lines' retrial

In March, a jury ruled that Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams, and T.I.'s 2013 hit "Blurred Lines" infringed on Marvin Gaye's...
Metro Times  |  05-04-2015  |  Blogs

Concert Review: John Krautner expands on bubblegum and we all danced

When John Krautner prefaced Saturday night’s Blowout set at Small's with an explanation of how each song he would play...
Metro Times  |  05-04-2015  |  Blogs

Report profiles Detroit's labor market and demographics

The narrative may be that Detroit is a boom town full of economic activity, but the city's high poverty rate...
Metro Times  |  05-04-2015  |  Blogs

Concert review: Fred Thomas closes out Blowout at Small's

Fred Thomas took the stage last night at Small's armed with just his Fender Jazzmaster, a practice amp, and a...
Metro Times  |  05-03-2015  |  Blogs

Concert review: another look at Fucked Up at Blowout

Fucked Up, Heavyweight Championship at Metro Times Blowout, at the Loving Touch, May 2 "Thank you for not liking boxing,"...
Metro Times  |  05-03-2015  |  Blogs

Concert review: Fucked Up at Blowout, May 2 at Loving Touch

To the murmurs of attendees talking about The Fight between welterweight boxers Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao, Toronto six-piece...
Metro Times  |  05-03-2015  |  Blogs

Concert review: Waajeed at Blowout, Majestic Café, May 1

Waajeed at Blowout Festival, Majestic Café, May 1st 2015 “I should be at home in my underwear. This shit is...
Metro Times  |  05-03-2015  |  Blogs

Concert review: Alvvays rock at Blowout

You can’t make a sandwich with only one piece of bread, unless you cut it in half; or into five...
Metro Times  |  05-02-2015  |  Blogs

Carmen Electra will headline Motor City Pride 2015

Carmen Electra, the bombshell first made famous by Prince and later by exercise videos, is set to headline this year's...
Metro Times  |  05-02-2015  |  Blogs

How Southwest Detroit's 'Blessing of the Lowriders' came to be

This year, Southwest Detroit will celebrate its 17th annual "Blessing of the Lowriders," a sort of de facto car show...
Metro Times  |  05-02-2015  |  Blogs

Concert review: Black Lips at Blowout, April 30 at Loving Touch

I haven't seen Black Lips in years, and for some reason because I hadn't seem them in a while, I...
Metro Times  |  05-01-2015  |  Blogs

Wayne County assistant prosecutor resigns after Facebook comment says to 'shoot' Baltimore protesters

A Wayne County attorney has voluntarily resigned after suggesting on Facebook that Baltimore police officers could end violence in the...
Metro Times  |  05-01-2015  |  Blogs

Zagat names Detroit No. 3 Next Hot Food City

More honors for Detroit from Zagat, as the restaurant experts put Detroit at No. 3 on this year's list of...
Metro Times  |  05-01-2015  |  Blogs

21 clips for International Workers' Day, a.k.a. May Day

Happy May Day, friends! Here are some songs to fill your heart with inspiration, unless you are some kind of...
Metro Times  |  05-01-2015  |  Blogs

Concert review: How long can the Black Lips keep doing this? As long as they want

It's been interesting watching Ferndale's Loving Touch transform over the last few years from a pool hall with occasional musical...
Metro Times  |  05-01-2015  |  Blogs

Rick Snyder has a slim chance for president, according to FiveThirtyEight

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder says he'll decide whether he wants to join a crowded field for the Republican presidential nominee...
Metro Times  |  05-01-2015  |  Blogs

Koi return to Belle Isle tomorrow

Tomorrow marks a momentous occasion, an event that means spring really is here. Tomorrow, the koi that live in the...
Metro Times  |  05-01-2015  |  Blogs

Tomorrow night's Detroit Erotica Ball promises plenty of stimulating entertainment

It’s like prom, but much more adult. So adult, in fact, that you have to be 18 years old with...
Metro Times  |  05-01-2015  |  Blogs

Check out the schedule for Cinetopia 2015

With double the dates of last year's film festival, over 70 films, and more venues, screenings, and public events than...
Metro Times  |  05-01-2015  |  Blogs

Vice has the 4,000-word Insane Clown Posse profile you never knew you needed

Juggalos get a bad rap. The Facebook comments on our weekly Ask a Juggalo column routinely prove that the Insane Clown...
Metro Times  |  05-01-2015  |  Blogs

Tangerine Supper Club owner Darnell Small will probably be moving soon

A couple months ago, we reported about two black-owned businesses that were experiencing difficulties operating in the city of Detroit. One...
Metro Times  |  04-30-2015  |  Blogs

Concert review: Rebel Kind at the Blowout launch party April 29

Rebel Kind Kicks Off Blowout With Brief, Raucous Set Just before 8 p.m. last night, Rebel Kind kicked off the...
Metro Times  |  04-30-2015  |  Blogs

Saved by the burger: Motor City Sports Bar

An interesting item appeared on Eater this month, in case you missed it: a piece crediting the hamburger at Motor...
Metro Times  |  04-30-2015  |  Blogs

Detroit man cashes $1m lotto ticket he kept in flour a few days

Fred Morgan, a U.S. Postal Service letter carrier who lives in Detroit, plans to retire soon after cashing a $1...
Metro Times  |  04-30-2015  |  Blogs

Concert review: Andrew W.K. at the Blowout launch party April 29

“Tonight is about fun! Tonight is about everyone being friends!… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on...
Metro Times  |  04-30-2015  |  Blogs

Have a listen to Death's brand new album, N.E.W.

Detroit proto-punk brother act Death have just released a brand new record, N.E.W., on their own imprint of Chicago-based Drag...
Metro Times  |  04-30-2015  |  Blogs

The Detroit Bubble Tea Company to open in May, supposedly

The Detroit Bubble Tea Company has been teasing us for some time regarding their Ferndale storefront open date, but now,...
Metro Times  |  04-30-2015  |  Blogs

Here's (mostly) everything you need to know on Proposal 1

Voters will be heading to the polls Tuesday, albeit not many, to decide whether Michigan's sales tax should be increased...
Metro Times  |  04-30-2015  |  Blogs

The Death of Walter Scott

A North Charleston police officer shot a man in the back, and a bystander caught it all on video. What happens next?
Charleston City Paper  |  City Paper Editorial Staff  |  04-15-2015  |  Crime & Justice

Counter-Terrorism Officials Helped Track Black Lives Matter Protesters

A cache of California Highway Patrol emails provides a glimpse into how anti-terrorism agents helped law enforcement officials monitor Black Lives Matter protesters on the web.
East Bay Express  |  Darwin BondGraham  |  04-15-2015  |  Civil Liberties

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