Car designers compete on new TV show ‘Motor City Masters’

June 12, 2014
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Car geeks, rejoice — a new automotive design-centric reality TV show called Motor City Masters will debut Tuesday, June 24 on truTV. The Chevy-sponsored show pits teams of auto designers against each other to build fully functional concept cars. It’s worth noting that most of the show doesn’t actually take place in the Motor City...
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Happy birthday, Marcus Belgrave

June 12, 2014
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Happy birthday, Marcus Belgrave

Unofficially known as “Detroit’s Mr. Jazz” and “the Jazz Mayor of Detroit,” Marcus Belgrave may be the most respected person on the Detroit jazz scene. He’s worked with everybody from Ray Charles to John Sinclair, and has garnered a clutch of sought-after awards. Now he spends much of his time working with young musicians, passing on the...
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The mystery of Robocop’s hand

June 12, 2014
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The mystery of Robocop’s hand

Fans of the original Robocop movies have been wondering why the titanic law enforcer’s right hand was saved in the remake. A deleted scene available on the new Blu-Ray and DVD of the movie explains all. “Can you save his right hand?” says Michael Keaton. “My father always said you can tell a lot...
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Quatrophenia: Michael Quatro plots his triumphant return

June 12, 2014
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Quatrophenia: Michael Quatro plots his triumphant return

  You never know who you’ll run into on the bus. On any given Thursday, you might see Jimmy Storm. Joumana K. Fake Skunk Baxter. Last week, we marked the birth of Detroit’s glycerine queen, Suzi Quatro. The very next day we were headed downtown on the 610 when we ran into big brother...
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“… it’s not that gun owners are more suicidal”

June 11, 2014
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“It’s that they’re more likely to die in the event that they become suicidal, because they are using a gun.” So is the discovery of the Harvard School of Public Health in their recent report: “Guns & Suicide: The Hidden Toll” The report starts with some statistics: “In 2010 in the U.S., 19,392 people committed suicide with...
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Dumb and Dumber To trailer

June 11, 2014
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Dumb and Dumber To trailer

We love the trailer for the new Dumb and Dumber sequel, beautifully titled Dumb and Dumber To. Hell, we even love that deliberate grammatical faux pas in the title for the movie that sees Michigan man Jeff Daniels starring alongside Jim Carrey once again. We don’t want to give too much away, just watch...
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