Thank you, Detroit

July 29, 2014
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Thank you, Detroit

I’m not going to lie to you – this isn’t easy. This week, the final City Slang local music column will be published in the Metro Times (on hardcore band Final Assault), and I have just submitted a cover feature on the women of Detroit hip-hop, to be published next week (8/6). This blog...
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Christmas in July, Jack White, and the Tigers

July 29, 2014
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Christmas in July, Jack White, and the Tigers

  We here at MT will be delighted when Mr. Jack White throws out a pitch at Navin Field (at least, we hope he will), but until then, we’ll be happy with his pitch to Santa this evening at Comerica Park.    
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Duggan takes control of Detroit water department; says changes to approach on ‘delinquent payment issues’ needed

July 29, 2014
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Duggan takes control of Detroit water department; says changes to approach on ‘delinquent payment issues’ needed

Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr transferred oversight of the the city’s water department Tuesday to Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan in an order intended to refocus “efforts to help DWSD customers get and remain current on their water bills,” Orr’s office said today. “This order provides additional clarity to the powers already delegated to the mayor,” Orr said...
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Rovers Scooter Club Celebrates 10 Years

July 28, 2014
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Rovers Scooter Club Celebrates 10 Years

Rovers Scooter Club, a local gang dedicated to celebrating and riding motor scooters, will be celebrating its 10 year anniversary this week with a very special ride. Motor City Shakedown, the annual birthday party for the club, will commence this Friday, August 1 at New Way Bar. DJ Grover from Cincinnati will be spinning northern soul,...
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Lessenberry on the battle to ban the Metro Times

July 28, 2014
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Turns out, our very own Jack Lessenberry knows the Grosse Pointer seeking to ban the MT: Ten years or so ago, a woman named Andrea Lavigne sat in on some media survey classes I was teaching at Wayne State University. She was in her late 30s or early 40s, and seemed to be searching...
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Detroit residents sue incinerator owner over ‘noxious odors and contaminants’

July 28, 2014
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Detroit residents sue incinerator owner over ‘noxious odors and contaminants’

A class-action lawsuit has been filed against the owner of Detroit’s municipal solid waste incinerator Monday, accusing the company of nuisance and gross negligence violations According to the complaint filed by Detroit-based Liddle & Dubin P.C., “On occasions too numerous to list, Plaintiffs’ property including Plaintiffs’ neighborhood, residences and yards were physically invaded by...
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Winners announced for the ‘High Times’ Medical Cannabis Cup

July 28, 2014
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The High Times Medical Cannabis Cup is more than just a celebration — although with the recent shift in attitudes toward marijuana legalization, there certainly is much to celebrate.  HT‘s Danny Danko described it as “just like any other harvest festival or a county fair where people bring their best produce, their best pigs and...
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Satanists Leverage Hobby Lobby Ruling In Support of Pro­Choice Initiative

July 28, 2014
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TST

So is the title of the press release we received this morning from The Satanic Temple. You may recall our interview with Doug Mesner from earlier this year. The Satanic Temple is, perhaps, best known for trying to build a child-friendly monument to satan in OKC: How Mesner and TST are rocking the Hobby...
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Reports from the ‘High Times’ Medical Marijuana Cup in Clio

July 27, 2014
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On Saturday we set out to check out the High Times Medical Marijuana Cup in Clio, Mich. — High Times did hold a Cannabis Cup in the Motor City back in 2011, but Detroit police flexing their muscles and making arrests at that event may have been to blame, at least partially, for the...
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ICYMI: Forbes rates Detroit #9 on its “America’s Most Creative Cities” list

July 27, 2014
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Yes, it’s true. Forbes says Detroit is one of America’s most creative cities: “We ranked these places based on four metrics: activity per capita on project-funding platforms Kickstarter and Indiegogo and music sites Bandcamp and ReverbNation. The goal was to capture organic creativity, since many artistic and musical types have “day jobs” outside of creative pursuits.” The Forbes...
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