Throwback Thursday: Metro Times Gift Guide of 1986

November 27, 2013
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Throwback Thursday: Metro Times Gift Guide of 1986

This week’s edition comes from Volume 7, Number 7 for the week of November 26 through December 2, 1986. Declared to be the “big thing people are going to want” is the Apple 2GS (GS standing for Graphics and Sound!), which can be all yours for $1,000 to $2,000. VCRs with wireless remotes have...
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Scare Bears: The perfect gift for the truly macabre.

November 26, 2013
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Looking for something cute and cuddly for the sick and twisted? Look no further than Scare Bears, created by Livonia artist Jay Langley. Each bear is handmade and range in varying levels of gore- from almost comical zombies with bulging eyes to the truly disgusting bears ripping off their own faces. Langley made his first Scare Bear for his child, who wanted a bear with silly...
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Flashback Friday: Detroit Free Press, November 1, 1900

November 15, 2013
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Flashback Friday: Detroit Free Press, November 1, 1900

      November 1, 1900 was a very dramatic news day. Three students were expelled from The University of Michigan’s medical department after a skull cap of a corpse mysteriously went missing. However, as the article states, the skull cap remains missing. The wife of Dr. Stevens received a shock that nearly killed...
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Throwback Thursday: Metro Times, November 12 -18, 1986.

November 14, 2013
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Throwback Thursday: Metro Times, November 12 -18, 1986.

This week’s edition comes from Volume 7, Number 5 for the week of November 12 through 18, 1986.  Today we’re going to look at the cover story, which highlights Joe Kocer, former right wing for the Detroit Red Wings. Joe Kocur was best known for his physical play as one of the most penalized...
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Flashback Friday: Detroit Free Press, November 4, 1880

November 8, 2013
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Flashback Friday: Detroit Free Press, November 4, 1880

    Here was what was happening this week in 1880. Highlights include new lights at the Michigan Central Depot, a reported ruckus by noisy and unruly boys, and a stolen bay pacing mare- any information will be thankfully received at 96 Woodward Avenue. Be sure to check out the very choicest novelties for...
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Throwback Thursday: An inside look at Volume 1, Issue 2 October 30 – November 13, 1980

November 7, 2013
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Throwback Thursday: An inside look at Volume 1, Issue 2  October 30 – November 13, 1980

It seems like one of the hot topics we hear about are how people are struggling with debt and income management. Back in 1980, we were still struggling with debt and income management. Arlond Reid provides us with advice that makes climbing out from under a mountain of debt a very real and obtainable...
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Second Annual Detroit Alternative Fashion Show

September 18, 2013
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Second Annual Detroit Alternative Fashion Show

The Second Annual Detroit Alternative Fashion Show will take place in the Grand Ballroom of the Legendary Leland Hotel Saturday September 21, 2013.This is a unique opportunity to view and buy local Detroit designs and support local Detroit artisans. Your $10 ticket grants you access to the runway show, designers vending area and artisans area as well...
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Lions in 2013: What to Expect?

September 2, 2013
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Lions in 2013: What to Expect?

Disappointment … That’s What to Expect! Football newbies and non-Detroiters can be forgiven their naiveté, but those of us well-versed in Detroit football, we know what the start of any new NFL season brings to our city. A fresh start, high hopes, etc, etc, but ultimately one thing: disappointment. The script has been written...
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The Top Collections Most Likely To Be Sold From the DIA

August 26, 2013
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The Top Collections Most Likely To Be Sold From the DIA

Trips to the Detroit Institute of Arts have been a part of my life since I was 10 years old. My mother would take me once a year, where we would spend all day admiring the vast collections. Getting the opportunity to be up close with works by Rembrandt, Botticelli, Van Gogh, and Picasso...
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