True Prayer: ‘Santiparo’s Kickstarter’

February 28, 2014
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True Prayer: ‘Santiparo’s Kickstarter’

A report filed by writer Phreddy Wischusen, detailing the heavy, heartening story of a singer, a kicktarter campaign, a spiritual awakening and an album… -posted here by Jeff Milo words by Wiscusen songs by Alan Scheurman     ‘True Prayer’ Santiparro’s Kickstarter shows the man in the mirror, under the microscope By Phreddy Wischusen...
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On Bad Writing

February 28, 2014
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We get all kinds of submissions at the Metro Times offices from aspiring scribes. Some of the writing samples, as you might imagine, are laughably, horribly bad. We couldn’t post them here in good conscience (unless, say, our readers clamored to see them), but that’s not what we want to talk about today. What’s on...
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Northern Michigan newspaper calls congressional candidate for comment, later realizes it was probably someone else

February 28, 2014
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Northern Michigan newspaper calls congressional candidate for comment, later realizes it was probably someone else

We all make mistakes. Today, the Daily Mining Gazette says they made one hell of a goof. The story began last month when the northern Michigan newspaper interviewed someone initially believed to be Democratic congressional candidate Jerry Cannon. Cannon, a retired Army Major General, is challenging incumbent U.S. Rep. Dan Benishek. Apparently, the Gazette‘s reporter called Cannon for...
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Predicting the 2014 Oscar winners

February 28, 2014
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82nd Annual Academy Awards - "Meet The Oscars" New York

    Alrighty, it’s Oscar time! Late as always, here are your annual predictions that are guaranteed to be at least 54 percent right. (And maybe higher!) First, a few shout-outs to Grantland’s Mark Harris, Entertainment Weekly’s Anthony Breznican, Rolling Stone’s Peter Travers, and In Contention’s Gregory Ellwood, Guy Lodge, and Kristopher Tapley, all...
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Giant colon heading to Detroit

February 27, 2014
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Giant colon heading to Detroit

Yes, you read that correctly. To promote National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, a giant, inflatable, walk-through colon will be coming to the Michigan Science Center on March 28-29, part of the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and Bayer HeathCare Pharmaceuticals “Keep Your Rear in the Clear” presentation. This is obviously a serious issue, but...
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Bryan Cranston to play Michigan serial killer in new film

February 27, 2014
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Bryan Cranston to play Michigan serial killer in new film

Actor Bryan Cranston, best known for his role as Walter White in AMC’s Breaking Bad (aka one of the most ingenious shows in the history of American television), will play a Michigan serial killer in a new film, Holland, Michigan. Naomi Watts is also slated to star. The film, directed by Errol Morris, has...
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