Want to host a reproduction of a DIA painting?

April 7, 2014
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How would you like to host one of the DIA’s paintings for a week? The Detroit Institute of Arts’ Inside | Out program brings reproductions of some of the museum’s paintings to various outdoor locations throughout Detroit and the suburbs — a nice reminder that there’s a whole building filled with these things downtown. We’ve...
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Steve Neavling falls for Metro Times’ April Fools’ prank

April 1, 2014
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It goes without saying that you should take anything you read on April Fools’ Day with a grain of salt. When we saw reports of a new Banksy painting springing up in Hamtramck on the Hamtramck Star today, we immediately recognized it as a joke, and decided to engage in a little April Fools’ prank...
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Jack White announces new album ‘Lazaretto’

April 1, 2014
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With Jack White, it’s never a question as to if he will release new music soon, but rather how, releasing a steady stream of albums as part of the White Stripes, the Raconteurs, the Dead Weather, Loretta Lynn, Wanda Jackson — or more recently, under his own name. Today, Third Man Records announced Jack...
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Banksy tags Hamtramck

April 1, 2014
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  Banksy, the notorious international street artist, has again tagged a Detroit-area location, The Hamtramck Star reports. The painting appeared on the corner of Sobieski and Commor in Hamtramck. Like all of Banksy’s paintings, the message is cryptic — art experts believe it could possibly be a reference to the 555 Gallery removing a purported...
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Famed poet Thomas Lynch Kicks off Poetry Month at Scarab Club

March 31, 2014
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  The poet and writer Thomas Lynch will kick off a series of free Poetry Month events at the Scarab Club as part of the Woodward Line Poetry Series. The award-winning author will read selected work of poets, including Nobel Prize-winning poet Seamus Heaney, Michael Donaghy, Maxine Kumin, Dennis O’Driscoll, and Conrad Hilberry. The...
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BREAKING: Federal government to recognize 300 Mich. same-sex marriages

March 28, 2014
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  BREAKING: federal government to recognize same-sex marriages performed in Michigan last Saturday, Eric Holder announces. — Ryan J. Reilly (@ryanjreilly) March 28, 2014 According to reporter Ryan J. Reily’s Twitter, US Attorney General Eric Holder has announced that thefederal government will recognize the 300 or so same-sex weddings performed in Michigan before the...
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Michigan same-sex marriage ban back in effect

March 26, 2014
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Well, that was quick. On Friday, U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman declared Michigan’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, and on Saturday courthouses held special weekend hours to begin marrying couples. But the celebrations were short-lived, as that same day the 6th Circuit granted Attorney General Bill Schuette’s request for a temporary stay until Wednesday. Looks...
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Gay marriage ban declared unconstitutional in Michigan

March 21, 2014
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Breaking news: Judge Bernard Friedman has declared Michigan’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional. Of course, we saw this coming a mile away, what with Attorney General Bill Schuette’s total shit show in court. You can read Friedman’s full opinion here.
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Nain Rouge comic book planned

March 21, 2014
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The Nain Rouge, Detroit’s folkloric harbinger of doom, will be subject of a new comic book written by author Josef Bastian and drawn by Patrick McEvoy, who has drawn for Marvel Comics. The book will be first in a planned Folkteller publishing group, which will bring “obscure regional folklore to a wider audience.” According to a...
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Andrew W.K. was a teen model

March 21, 2014
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The Village Voice has the latest in WTF news: in the late ’90s, before he was a party monster, a young Andrew W.K. briefly pursued a modeling career and amassed a small trove of amusing headshots. It didn’t work out, apparently, but that’s just as well, because then we probably wouldn’t have the great I Get...
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