Poll shows Bob Ficano behind in Wayne County Executive race

July 25, 2014
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Poll shows Bob Ficano behind in Wayne County Executive race

If a poll released this week is any indication of how the August 5 primary election will turn out, current Wayne County Executive Bob Ficano has reason to worry, Fox 2 reports. Ficano, who’s seeking a third term, polled in fourth place — behind former Detroit Police Chief Warren Evans, Westland Mayor Bill Wild...
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48 to film — behind the scenes at the 48 Hour Film Project

July 24, 2014
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(From left to right) Kris Wood checking lighting for a shot, Jason Smith and Kris Smith writing the script.

By Amanda Mooney There’s a lot that goes into producing a film, and unless you are a filmmaker you really have no idea. Writing, casting, finding a location, shooting, and editing; each step of the process can take days, months, and sometimes years to complete. Can you imagine doing it ALL in just 48...
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PETA offers to pay overdue water bills for Detroiters willing to go vegan

July 24, 2014
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#150207742 / gettyimages.com As locals continue to flood Detroit streets to protest the city’s ongoing water debacle, one national organization is hoping to be part of the solution — that is, for a dietary price. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA as the organization is more commonly known, has offered to...
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Dinner Club Does Brunch

July 24, 2014
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Dinner Club Does Brunch

Sure, The Dinner Club, a regularly occurring pop-up that takes places at the Storefront Gallery  in Ferndale (and other locations, occasionally), usually happens around dinner time, but this Sunday, July 27, there will be a special edition: Brunch Chef Matthew Baldridge, who’s resume includes stints at such Detroit greats as Cliff Bell’s, The Rattlesnake Club,...
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Detroit Riverwalk west extension opens from Riverfront Towers to Rosa Parks

July 24, 2014
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Detroit Riverwalk west extension opens from Riverfront Towers to Rosa Parks

Dogs of Detroit have new territory to trot: Yesterday, the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy held a soft opening for a 20-acre westward extension of the Riverwalk. Part of a planned two-mile track of the West Riverwalk, the new span runs from the Riverfront Towers to Rosa Parks Boulevard, says Mark Pasco, director of communications for the conservancy. “It’s...
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Metro Times seeking stories of college sexual assault

July 23, 2014
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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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