The Price that Dares Not Speak Its Name

August 9, 2013
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The Price that Dares Not Speak Its Name

At a medium-scale restaurant recently, our party was asked if we wanted bread. “Yes,” we said, eyebrows raised. Outside Indian restaurants, which charge for naan and papadam, very few places that serve bread don’t just bring it automatically. “It’s to avoid waste,” our server explained—a welcome idea, but one I can’t say is a...
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City Slang: Battlecross crashes Billboard

August 8, 2013
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City Slang: Battlecross crashes Billboard

Local metal-heads Battlecross have seen their War of Will album debut at number 134 on the Billboard Hot 200 chart, number 118 on the top current albums chart, number 2 on the heatseeker chart, number 15 on the current hard music chart, number 16 on the hard music overall chart, and number 32 on...
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‘Low Winter Sun:’ The Dark, Desperate, Devilish Dimension of Detroit

August 8, 2013
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‘Low Winter Sun:’ The Dark, Desperate, Devilish Dimension of Detroit

Detroit Images You May Recognize:  The Riverfront, Renaissance Center (of course), the People Mover, Wayne County Building, old Detroit Police Department, Zeidman’s Pawn Shop, Serman Shoes, J.L. Stone Co., Baltimore Bar and Grill It begins with a rugged-looking bald man shedding a single, anguished tear. Is it a tear of sadness, remembering the death...
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City Slang: Cherie Currie talks Detroit

August 7, 2013
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City Slang: Cherie Currie talks Detroit

Cherie Currie is best known as the brash, youthful front girl with teen punks the Runaways. She was 15 when Kim Fowley pulled her into that band, and the “Cherry Bomb” single remains a bona fide classic, as does the self-titled debut album. The Runaways split in ’79 and talks of a reunion have...
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Detroit Election: Numbers that Don’t Add Up

August 7, 2013
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Detroit Election: Numbers that Don’t Add Up

By now, anyone who cares at all about Detroit’s mayoral primary knows that Mike Duggan pulled off the improbable and stomped all the competition, even though he ran as a write-in candidate. Given the obstacle he had to overcome, the fact that Duggan easily beat  second-place finisher Benny Napoleon would seem to bode badly...
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Logix Plays Lykke Li

August 7, 2013
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Logix Plays Lykke Li

Friday, August 9th, 2013 Trinosophes Eastern Market 1464 Gratiot Doors – 9pm ($5) STUDIO REPORT: Eddie Logix Plays Lykke Li     Metro Times sat in on a pre-production meeting for a music video shoot, held in studio half-satirically named “The Viper Room,” Eddie Logix’ loftspace studio in Eastern Market, listening to cameraman/director J....
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