Cranbrook To Host ‘Winter In Bloom’ Fundraising Event

January 14, 2014
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Cranbrook To Host ‘Winter In Bloom’ Fundraising Event

We may be deep in the grip of winter, but that doesn’t mean we can’t pretend it’s the full-bloom of spring. Cranbrook House and Gardens will host a fundraising cocktail event that re-creates their garden with large photographic prints. From a press release: Cranbrook House and Gardens Auxiliary is proud to present an exhibition...
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Lunchtime Links: Detroit parking garage transformed into art project, Canada’s former defense minister says aliens exist and more

January 10, 2014
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1) The parking garage featured above is the “The Z,” now unveiled to the public. The efforts of the Library Street Collective, the Z features murals from artists from all around the world like Maya Hayuk, Interesni Kazki, Cyrcle, Sam Friedman, Augustine Kofie and more. Looks pretty snazzy, huh? (Hi Fructose) 2) “While the media seems...
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10 Internet plagues we want to die in 2014

January 2, 2014
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10) Think pieces about Miley Cyrus. And think pieces about think pieces about Miley Cyrus. She’s not worth a fraction of the ink bloggers have spent while analyzing and overanalyzing the implications of the cultural apropriation of twerking. ;p 9) The word “facepalm.” You’d think everyone on the Internet was sitting alone at their computer, smacking their own...
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Lunchtime Links: Entitled teens whine about Christmas, your Communist horoscope and more

December 27, 2013
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1) The Entitled Generation: These tweets from petulant teens whining about Christmas will make you fear for the upcoming generation. 2) “A new nonprofit organization called Write-A-House, located in Detroit, Michigan (which, earlier this year, became the largest city in the United States to file for and enter bankruptcy) has found something creative to do...
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Lunchtime Links: You’re using #hashtags wrong, Savage reviews Palin, cartoonists copying cartoonists and more

December 20, 2013
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1) Artist Mike Holmes has an uncanny ability to draw himself and his cat in the styles of other cartoonists. Above, he masterfully copies  Gary Larson (The Far Side), Bill Watterson (Calvin & Hobbes), Maurice Sendak (Where The Wild Things Are) and George Herriman (Krazy Kat). 2) OK, Internet, we need to have a talk… you’re...
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PETA will give away fur coats to Detroit’s homeless

December 13, 2013
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  This may seem like a surprise, but PETA will be giving away  100 fur coats, leather jackets, wool scarves and angora sweaters to Detroit’s needy. The coats will be available at 1 pm. on Monday, Dec. 16 at Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries, 150 Stimson St. (between Cass and Woodward). It’s a way to...
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Lunchtime Links: Nelson Mandela quotes you’ll never hear, war photographer robbed in Detroit, and more

December 10, 2013
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1) Seven Nelson Mandela quotes you probably won’t see in the media: “If you look at those matters, you will come to the conclusion that the attitude of the United States of America is a threat to world peace.” (Buzzfeed) 2) Upworthy-style Headlines Are Suddenly Everywhere. Your Mind Will Literally Explode When You Click This...
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Lunchtime Links

December 4, 2013
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1) Apparently if you somehow strap a camera to the back of a bald eagle it makes for some amazing footage. (Co.Create) 2) What do you do if the wrong number sends you a photo? Here are some of the best responses. (Distractify) 3) Let’s do the Time Warp again: here’s 10 photo mockups...
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Metro Times readers: We want your letters to Santa!

December 3, 2013
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Metro Times readers: We want your letters to Santa!

Dear readers, We know times are tough. A recent study showed 46.2 million U.S. citizens are poor. And that’s after our recession was declared over. That means, as Americans, we’re putting off that new car or home, delaying vacations, spending less time with our families and loved ones and spending more time toiling or...
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December 2, 2013
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1) Detroit goes ‘murder free’ for 36 hours. It’s sad that this is a news item… (Click on Detroit) 2) Our music choices can predict our personalities. Music helps us exercise. Here’s eight surprising ways music affects our brains. 3) “Whatever you call it, one thing is clear: the area of Detroit that runs...
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