What’s Done Is: Thoughts after Blue Jasmine

August 18, 2013
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What’s Done Is: Thoughts after Blue Jasmine

We’re not fresh out of maestros, yet, are we? Are we sentenced to a future where our head is always turned half-back at an awkward angle, gazing the ghosts of auteur past? Just got back from Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine, a fine film meditating on the process of putting the past behind us. The film,...
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Detroit Sound Conservancy

August 16, 2013
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Detroit Sound Conservancy

It seemed like strategic timing for the Comedy Central program Drunk History to pile on to Detroit. This week’s  inherently irreverent episode showed highly inebriated comedians slurring through oral reports of otherwise interesting trivia tied to the city. Here’s a link: http://www.comedycentral.com/video-clips/eq75zz/drunk-history-detroit-is-lawless But, notably, the slightly-accurate stories recalled in this episode involved areas like...
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EM Battle Planning

August 16, 2013
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EM Battle Planning

For those who think the Occupy movement has faded away — we have news for you. And, for those of you who believe that everyone is just sitting back and accepting the fact that an appointed Emergency Manager is free to call all the shots when it comes to governing Detroit and other cities...
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City Slang: Audra Kubat’s first video

August 16, 2013
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City Slang: Audra Kubat’s first video

Singer/songwriter Audra Kubat has released her first ever music video, for the “Sparrow” single. The video can be seen here. Kubat says, “This was filmed on location over 18 months and is now ready to release. Sparrow will appear on the forthcoming album due out sometime this year! Thank you to everyone for your...
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Princely Problems

August 15, 2013
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Princely Problems

Prince Fielder’s Recent Struggles… Before this week, the only thing we knew about Prince Fielder’s recent struggles at the plate was that…well, he was struggling at the plate. This was concerning, but players go through slumps — it’s part of the game. But this week, after Tori Hunter made comments in a radio interview...
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City Slang: A positive Kid Rock review

August 15, 2013
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City Slang: A positive Kid Rock review

There’s so much to say about the Kid Rock show at the DTE Energy Music Theatre (or, yes, Pine Knob) on Wednesday night, there was so much to take in, that this writer was genuinely grateful for ZZ Top. There was nothing wrong with ZZ Top, nothing at all. They look about 120 by...
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