Game of Thrones Power Rankings (Season 3 Recap)

April 6, 2014
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Game of Thrones Power Rankings (Season 3 Recap)

    Game of Thrones Power Rankings (Season 3 Recap Edition)   Winter is coming! Like, tonight! Game of Thrones is back (!!!), but before we dive into a fourth season of death, decapitation, torture, castration, incest, crossbow practice, and sexposition, let’s take a quick look back at how our key players and themes fared...
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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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Deathlok to appear on Agents of Shield

January 27, 2014
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Deathlok to appear on Agents of Shield

News has emerged that Deathlok, the Marvel comics cyborg, will make his first live action appearance on the TV show Agents of Shield. This has us excited, not least because of the character’s Detroit connections. As we wrote in the cover story Dark Stars, Deathlok was co-created by Detroit native Rich Buckler. Since then,...
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‘Passing’ (Feb 1-16 at the Charles H. Wright Museum)

January 26, 2014
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‘Passing’ (Feb 1-16 at the Charles H. Wright Museum)

Passing is a thought-provoking, poignant one-woman show (involving 10 characters), inspired by the true story of Minerva Roulhac and her remarkable decision NOT to “pass” for white. Touching the hearts of thousands of theatre goers, Passing started Off-Broadway, premiering to sold-out audiences and eventually touring to the Midwest and to the heart of the south.   Minerva...
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Here’s why every Motor City techno-head should know about Geektown Detroit

January 21, 2014
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Here’s why every Motor City techno-head should know about Geektown Detroit

Sandra Leidecker, a graphic design and illustration student, has a book project called Geektown Detroit, which sees her creating prints inspired by the early Detroit techno scene. You can find it all here. According to her website, “For her diploma thesis at Bauhaus Universität Weimar she did interviews with DJs, producers and label owners...
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Defending Dr. Strange

January 15, 2014
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Defending Dr. Strange

The buzz has roared and subsided, it seems, over the rumor that Walt Disney Pictures was in talks with Johnny Depp to take the lead role in the upcoming Dr. Strange movie. At this point, the online chatter seems to suggest that the rumor was unfounded, if not an outright hoax. (What? We can’t...
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The return of the Dirty Show

January 15, 2014
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The return of the Dirty Show

Giant erotic art spectacular The Dirty Show will be returning for its 15th year on February 7, 8, 14, 15, and this year it’s being held at the Russell Exhibition Center. The shows run between 8:30 p.m. and 2 a.m., and tickets are $25-$30. An official announcement reads, “he largest annual Erotic Art exhibit...
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RIP Gary Grimshaw

January 13, 2014
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RIP Gary Grimshaw

We’re saddened to learn that Gary Grimshaw, the poster artist best known for his work during the Grande Ballroom era and White Panther Minister of Arts, died at noon on Monday, January 13, having been in ill health for many years. Grimshaw’s work became synonymous with 1960s Detroit rock ’n’ roll and, in the...
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The Luck You Got: A ‘Shameless’ Season Premiere Recap

January 13, 2014
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The Luck You Got: A ‘Shameless’ Season Premiere Recap

On Sunday night (January 12), Shameless returned to Showtime. Now into its fourth season, isn’t it about time people quit with the “The English version is better” diatribes and just allowed themselves to enjoy this show for what it is? Maybe in time we’ll talk about a tired, dreadful Shameless in much the same...
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Rochelle Riley Wrong on Weed

January 13, 2014
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Rochelle Riley Wrong on Weed

One of the problems with media coverage of the War on Drugs is that a lot of media people are clueless about the very issue they are reporting on. Take yesterday’s editorial from Rochelle Riley, shaming George Cushingberry Jr. for having a car that police said smelled strongly of marijuana. Riley goes on record in...
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