Judge signs off on Detroit’s $85 million swaps settlement

April 11, 2014
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Judge signs off on Detroit’s $85 million swaps settlement

The judge overseeing Detroit’s historic bankruptcy has signed off on an $85 million settlement involving two banks tied to a horrendously complex financial deal to shore up the city’s pension systems. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes previously rejected two offers involving Bank of America and UBS, an international bank based in Switzerland with affiliates...
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I bought my beard before it was cool — beard transplants latest craze

April 10, 2014
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It’s understandable if you must read this slowly to fully digest these words: hipsters are now paying for beard transplants. We’ve all heard of people taking insane measures in order to achieve a certain look, whether it’s through cosmetic surgery or body modifications, but it’s usually to look more beautiful and not brawny. Not...
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Sweet Lorraine’s Mac n’ Cheez is coming to Midtown this summer

April 10, 2014
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Sweet Lorraine’s Mac n’ Cheez is coming to Midtown this summer

Mac n’ cheese lovers, rejoice. Chef Lorraine Platman is bringing her popular pasta joint, Sweet Lorraine’s Fabulous Mac n’ Cheez, to Midtown in August. Our friends over at The Detroit News report the new shop will set up at Cass and Warren, and will sling gooey made-to-order mac with up to 37 unique meat...
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Jerry Vile “humbled” to be voted Best Painter in Detroit

April 10, 2014
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Jerry Vile “humbled” to be voted Best Painter in Detroit

We love Jerry Vile and so do you, and this statement that he sent us in response to his “Best Painter” award in the Metro Times Best Of Issue shows exactly why. This is Vile at his sarcastic, razor-sharp best. And he truly is the best. Perhaps of all time. “Jerry Vile, Detroits best...
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City Slang: High Spirits at Smalls

April 10, 2014
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City Slang: High Spirits at Smalls

Chicago-based band High Spirits will play at Small’s in Hamtramck on Friday, April 18. The bill will also feature Ft. Wayne band Lurking Corpses, and Dark Psychosis. Though High Spirits are coming from Chi-Town, drummer Ian Sugierski is a Detroiter, and formerly a member of Wolfbait, the Meatmen, Blue Snaggletooth and many more. The...
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Retiree Tales, Vol. Two: ‘The governor fooled us again’

April 9, 2014
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Retiree Tales, Vol. Two: ‘The governor fooled us again’

  Detroit continues to work its way through bankruptcy court. Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr’s currently proposed debt-shedding plan could slash police and fire employees monthly pension checks by 15 percent, while general employees could see a 26 percent cut, unless they reject the plan, which then could see that figure rise as high...
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