Spider-Man at Oakland Mall

July 19, 2014
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Spider-Man at Oakland Mall

The Amazing Spider-Man was at Oakland Mall on Friday, and so I took my son along to meet the guy. After all, who doesn’t want to meet our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man? Particularly, I might add, when he’s hanging out just outside of Cinnabon. If you want to meet Spider-Man, you have to have a...
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City Slang: Planet D Nonet

July 3, 2014
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City Slang: Planet D Nonet

There was a time when jazz was the very definition of cool, back when the beat writers would fill their frail bodies with copious amount of anything and then fuck the first human with a pulse to cross their path. Jazz was once at least as rebellious, subversive and exciting as punk rock, filled...
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Who’s protecting Batman and Superman in Detroit?

June 26, 2014
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Who’s protecting Batman and Superman in Detroit?

We took a drive out to the set of the forthcoming Batman vs. Superman movie in Pontiac, and discovered that a local security guard by the name of Bill (no second name given) is doing a quite stellar job of protecting the Earth’s mightiest heroes. We’re not even being sarcastic. Bill stealthily descended on...
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A very brief chat with Babyface

June 25, 2014
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A very brief chat with Babyface

Babyface (Kenneth Edmonds) is so softly spoken in conversation that the phone line actually struggles to pick up his voice. No word of a lie, the technology doesn’t yet exist that can capture a sentence spoken by Babyface and transmit it across the country. He’s performing with Toni Braxton at Chene Park this weekend....
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City Slang: Ted Nugent’s Kamp for Kids

June 25, 2014
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City Slang: Ted Nugent’s Kamp for Kids

It just needs one more “K,” doesn’t it? Remember that old Simpsons gag, where Bart goes to the “Krusty Komedy Klassic”? Sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction. Nugent started his Kamp in 1989 with the aim of getting “kids out of malls, off the streets, away from drugs and crime, into the woods...
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City Slang: ACLU provides update following day in court

June 24, 2014
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On Monday, June 23, the ACLU and ICP’s case against the FBI regarding the designation of Juggalos as a criminal gang was presented to a federal judge. Today, Michael Steinberg, the ACLU of Michigan legal director, provided an update via Youtube. See it here: Follow @City_Slang
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City Slang: Music review roundup

June 24, 2014
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City Slang: Music review roundup

Send CDs, vinyl, cassettes, demos and 8-tracks to Brett Callwood, Metro Times, 1200 Woodward Heights, Ferndale MI 48220. Email MP3s and streaming links to bcallwood@metrotimes.com. My Brightest Diamond’s None More Than You EP (Asthmatic Kitty), out in July, precedes her full length This is My Hand album which comes out in September. So it’s...
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City Slang: ICP and ACLU to present arguments against FBI’s Juggalo gang designation

June 23, 2014
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City Slang: ICP and ACLU to present arguments against FBI’s Juggalo gang designation

A federal judge, Robert H. Cleland, will hear arguments in the Insane Clown Posse and ACLU lawsuit against the FBI at 2 p.m. on Monday, June 23 at the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan’s Theodore Levin U.S. Courthouse. Back in January, we wrote a cover story about the suit,...
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City Slang: Rick Ross scared for his life by Trick Trick

June 23, 2014
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City Slang: Rick Ross scared for his life by Trick Trick

Alright Trick Trick, what have you been up to now you old scallywag? We understand that Rick Ross was due to headline the Summer Jamz 17 mega rap show at Chene Park on Saturday night (June 21), but he had to cancel due to feeling “scared for his life” because of threats made by...
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Game of Thrones – Detroit is Winterfell

June 20, 2014
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Game of Thrones – Detroit is Winterfell

Entertainment website themarysue.com has posted a map of the United States, replacing real American cities with the cities in the TV and book series Game of Thrones. Of interest is the fact that Detroit is the location for Winterfell. According to the website, it’s “A hardened, steel-wielding city, fallen from grace. Winter is always...
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