Metro Times seeking stories of college sexual assault

July 23, 2014
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Metro Times seeking stories of college sexual assault

The Metro Times is looking to hear your experiences will sexual assault on a Michigan college campus — from anything to how many sexual assault prevention programs, rape kits or crisis centers you may have had access to, to how the administration or local law enforcement handled your experience. If you, or anyone you...
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Get ready for National Tequila Day!

July 22, 2014
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Get ready for National Tequila Day!

Thursday, July 24th marks National Tequila Day, and forget everything you know about the beverage. Those nasty old “tequilas” of yesterday were find for doing body shots, but tequila has become something of a luxury spirit while few were paying attention. Have you tried all the varieties of tequila? Can you tell the difference between blanco, joven,...
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DWSD to host water fair in wake of 15 day moratorium on Detroit water shutoffs

July 22, 2014
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DWSD to host water fair in wake of 15 day moratorium on Detroit water shutoffs

In light of worldwide attention on its efforts to cut water service for thousands of Detroit residents, the Detroit Water & Sewerage Department said today it would host a Water Affordability Fair on August 2nd to explain options available to those facing financial hardship. DWSD officials said in a news release today the fair...
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Thrillist Names Detroit’s Motz’s Burgers Among Best in Nation

July 22, 2014
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The folks at Thrillist have again compiled their annual list of the nation’s best burgers, and Southeast Michigan, it seems, is well represented. Ranking alongside joints in major cities such as New York and L.A., is Detroit’s own Motz’s Burgers, hailed specifically for its Double Cheeseburger Slider. Via Thrillist: There’s nothing remarkable about the...
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In what weird ways are you paying for school? MT wants to know!

July 22, 2014
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The Metro Times is looking for college students or graduates of Michigan colleges that used atypical means to pay for their schooling (i.e. sugar baby, selling underwear, military enrollment purely for school help, etc.). We are looking for personal anecdotes about the lengths you went to help pay for school, what came of it, your...
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Henry Cavill and Amy Adams spotted at Pig & Whiskey

July 21, 2014
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Henry Cavill and Amy Adams spotted at Pig & Whiskey

Fans of the latest Superman franchise got a treat at Pig & Whiskey this weekend. Actors Henry Cavill and Amy Adams were spotted amid the crowds of the festival that took place in downtown Ferndale as well as a local restaurant. Cavill, who plays the man of steel in the upcoming Batman V Superman:...
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Shop Talk: Harvard and Duke students moderate panel discussion in Detroit

July 21, 2014
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Shop Talk: Harvard and Duke students moderate panel discussion in Detroit

The Social Club Grooming Company, a metro Detroit-based environmentally conscious company that focuses on health and beauty as well as education, will host Shop Talk this Thursday, a special in their on-going event series that will bring students from both Harvard and Duke for a panel discussion about the social-entreprenurial climate and business innovation...
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Just to clarify, Olympia hasn’t ‘finalized’ financing details on promised Detroit ancillary development — yet

July 21, 2014
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Just to clarify, Olympia hasn’t ‘finalized’ financing details on promised Detroit ancillary development — yet

Yesterday, the Detroit Free Press and Crain’s Detroit Business reported on the remarkable concept Olympia Development of Michigan, the real estate arm of Detroit Red Wings owner Ilitch Holdings Inc., has developed for the proposed “catalyst development project.” (The basics of the project can be found here.) Baked into the details offered by the Freep was this: Arena plans...
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Watch Now: Al Jazeera’s ‘Informants’

July 20, 2014
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Live on Al Jazeera English’s YouTube Channel, Informants explores the shifty world of undercover agents, FBI-concocted terror plots, and more–in, among other places, Toledo. Read our review here, or watch now:
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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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