Read “To all of my sisters,” a poem submitted to Metro Times by former Mich. prisoner Sylvester Long

July 9, 2014
By
Read “To all of my sisters,” a poem submitted to Metro Times by former Mich. prisoner Sylvester Long

Sylvester Long was born and raised in Detroit. In 1985, at age 26, he went to prison, and served 15 years in 16 different Michigan facilities. “To all of my sisters” is a poem he wrote in 1986, while incarcerated. He sent it to MT last week. It moved us, so we thought we’d...
Read more »

Tags:
Posted in Music Blawg | No Comments »

Why Hollywood should stop Philip K. Dicking around

August 8, 2012
By

It’s official: Hollywood needs to give the Philip K. Dick adaptations a rest. Really. Stop. You’re embarrassing yourselves. The Total Recall remake starring Colin Farrell (from the short story “We Can Remember It For You Wholesale”) got a batarang, right in its face — audiences either chose to see The Dark Knight Rises for...
Read more »

Posted in Catch-All | 4 Comments »

What if you went to high school with a serial killer?

June 21, 2012
By
What if you went to high school with a serial killer?

A key component of any high school social circle is the strange friend. For most us, the worst that happens is that “friend” goes on to send the occasional Facebook invite to their embarrassing art installations. For graphic novelist Derf Backderf, that friend went on to become one of the more infamous killers of...
Read more »

Posted in Catch-All | No Comments »

Henry & June Live review!

February 14, 2011
By

From intern Jeremy Winograd, whose photos are MIA: Henry & June Detroit – Magic Stick Lounge February 11, 2011 Rock ‘n roll has now officially entered its seventh decade of existence. And in such a vast time frame, well, pretty much everything there is to do in the genre has been done. It’s a...
Read more »

Tags: , , , , ,
Posted in Music Blawg | 1 Comment »

Discussing hyphenated Afro-Latinos in Detroit

February 10, 2011
By

The culture of people of African descent from Latin America and the Latin Caribbean — in a word “Afro-Latinos” — is the theme of two days of lectures and discussions presented in a collaboration by Wayne State University,  the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History and the Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation. “Black,...
Read more »

Posted in Catch-All | 4 Comments »

States most likely to go bankrupt: Surprise! Not Michigan!

January 28, 2011
By

The Daily Beast website posted an extremely depressing article earlier this week ranking each of the 50 states on their likelihood of declaring bankruptcy in the near future, the composition of which must’ve been only slightly more fun than ranking one’s family members on their likelihood of an expeditious death. The list was based...
Read more »

Posted in News Blawg | No Comments »

In the Flesh: Robert Plant show review

January 23, 2011
By
In the Flesh: Robert Plant show review

From MT intern Jeremy Winograd … Robert Plant & the Band of Joy Ann Arbor, MI- Hill Auditorium January 21, 2011 “It’s a wonderful thing, this Band of Joy,” announced a still lion-haired Robert Plant early in the band’s set. “Everyone is smiling all the time … and no one’s had a drug in hours!” Yeah,...
Read more »

Tags: , , , ,
Posted in Music Blawg | 4 Comments »

Psychopathic’s underrated Mike E. Clake drops Volume 2 of his ‘Murder Mix’

October 29, 2010
By
Psychopathic’s underrated Mike E. Clake drops Volume 2 of his ‘Murder Mix’

From our ace editorial intern Tyler Kane: Halloween’s here, and aside from burnt orange and yellows, cider mills, haunted houses, what’ve we got? Oh, yeah … our holiday-warming pals at Psychopathic Records. Hence the news that Psychopathic’s house-producer guy Mike E. Clark’s dropping a new follow-up mixtape, Murder Mix Volume 2, on Tuesday, Nov....
Read more »

Tags: , , ,
Posted in Music Blawg | 5 Comments »

THE WIZARD RETURNS TO WATCH YOU DANCE

September 27, 2010
By
THE WIZARD RETURNS TO WATCH YOU DANCE

By Carleton S. Gholz csgholz.org In a recent phone interview, Jeff “The Wizard” Mills told me that he is concerned about the state of dance music culture’s musicians and audiences. With his support of “Techno for a Cause” he is also clearly concerned about and supportive of Detroit. The communicative network that Mills became...
Read more »

Posted in Music Blawg | Comments Off

UAW withdraws ‘hundreds of millions’ in Chase protest

September 24, 2010
By
UAW withdraws ‘hundreds of millions’ in Chase protest

By Tyler Kane Bob King, president of the United Auto Workers, announced Friday that the union is in the process of withdrawing “hundreds of millions of dollars” from JP Morgan Chase accounts due to the bank’s refusal to freeze mortgage foreclosures in Michigan. The announcement comes three months after several hundred demonstrators gathered at...
Read more »

Posted in News Blawg | 2 Comments »