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

April 11, 2014
By
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...
Read more »

Tags: , ,
Posted in News Blawg | 1 Comment »

Sweet Lorraine’s Mac n’ Cheez is coming to Midtown this summer

April 10, 2014
By
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...
Read more »

Tags: ,
Posted in Eat, News Blawg | No Comments »

City Slang: High Spirits at Smalls

April 10, 2014
By
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...
Read more »

Tags: , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Music Blawg | No Comments »

Former-Goldman Sachs VP: Detroit bankruptcy didn’t need to happen

April 8, 2014
By
Former-Goldman Sachs VP: Detroit bankruptcy didn’t need to happen

We dropped by Wayne State University’s law school this morning to hear former Wallace Turbeville,  former Goldman Sachs vice president and current senior fellow at Demos, highlight a report he published on Detroit’s bankruptcy last fall. In case you haven’t read it, Turbeville’s findings don’t exactly mesh with Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr’s analysis...
Read more »

Tags: , , , ,
Posted in News Blawg | 3 Comments »

Seth Rogen: Detroit Mayor Should Smoke Crack

April 3, 2014
By
SR

If you missed Tuesday night’s episode of Conan, you also may have missed the latest celebrity suggestion for “saving” Detroit, which, this time, comes to us via Seth Rogen. We’ll go ahead and let you watch this video for yourself and decide if Mayor Mike should give this tactic the old college try.
Read more »

Tags: , ,
Posted in News Blawg | 1 Comment »

Greetings from Bankruptcy Court: Retiree Tales Vol. 1

April 1, 2014
By
Greetings from Bankruptcy Court: Retiree Tales Vol. 1

The court docket for Detroit’s historic bankruptcy case is filled with a never-ending stream of legalese and detailed plans that intend to reshape the fundamental structure of the city. For city retirees, the impact of those plans may be immense: Under Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr’s currently proposed bankruptcy-exit plan, police and fire employees...
Read more »

Tags: ,
Posted in News Blawg | No Comments »

City Slang: Ronny Tibbs & the 305’s at the Lager House

March 28, 2014
By
City Slang: Ronny Tibbs & the 305’s at the Lager House

Six and the Sevens is an odd band. Musically, they have so much going for them; super-catchy tunes, killer riffs, athemic, clap-along choruses and basically all round great musicianship. There’s just something about the way the guys carry themselves that isn’t totally familiar to rock show attendees. It’s like these adults are in a...
Read more »

Tags: , , , , , ,
Posted in Music Blawg | No Comments »

The 5 most popular pornography search terms in Detroit

March 28, 2014
By
belle

The fine folks at Pornhub released new data recently, revealing the most popular pornography search terms in 24 U.S. cities over the last 12 months. Detroit was on that list. So what exactly are our neighbors, friends, and co-workers searching for during their- uh- leisure time? Check out the list below: Here’s what Pornhub...
Read more »

Tags: , , ,
Posted in News Blawg | No Comments »

Can hipsters save Detroit? Probably not, Sugrue says

March 25, 2014
By
Screen shot 2014-03-25 at 4.16.00 PM

With the Midtown and Downtown areas becoming emerging cultural and commercial centers in recent years, it’s far from shocking that Detroit earned a spot on Fodor’s “2014 Go List.” Some of the attractions that Fodor’s cited were the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Heidelberg Project and the seemingly multiplying craft cocktail bars — essentially,...
Read more »

Tags: , ,
Posted in News Blawg | 6 Comments »

Watch the Detroit Coast Guard rescue a man who drove his ATV onto Lake Erie

March 24, 2014
By
791px-Lake_Erie_Feb_7-2009_NOAA

A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew from Detroit was called in this weekend to rescue a man who apparently drove his ATV onto Lake Erie ice, which then broke away from the shore. The Coast Guard reports that a SOS call came in around 2:30 a.m. on Saturday, revealing that a man was stranded...
Read more »

Tags: , , ,
Posted in News Blawg | No Comments »