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  • 'Lost River' attempts to sink its teeth into Detroit

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    Lee DeVito
    27 Apr 2015 | 4:30 am
    Predatory loans, metal scrapping, arson, and population loss are some of the major plot points featured in Lost River, hinting that the Motor City could serve as more than just a blighted backdrop in actor Ryan Gosling's made-in-Detroit directorial debut. These issues, especially the ways in which they intersect with 21st century Detroit, are all worthy — perhaps overdue — of serious filmic consideration. Unfortunately, Lost River is not the film to explore them, content to merely create a psychedelic, two-dimensional pastiche of Detroit that somewhat functions as an allegory but never…
  • Chesapeake Energy will pay to settle Michigan lease probe

    Click On Detroit News
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:12 am
    Officials say an Oklahoma energy company has pleaded no contest to attempted antitrust violations in Michigan and agreed to pay $25 million to settle claims that it conspired to keep prices down during an auction for oil and gas leases.
  • Detroit water shutoff activists charged with disorderly conduct to appear in court Monday

    Detroit News
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:10 am
    Eight activists arrested and charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct for blocking water shutoff trucks in Detroit last summer are scheduled to appear in Wayne County's 36th District Court for a pretrial hearing at 1:30 p.m. Monday. They joined about 50 protestors outside Homrich Inc., a company that executes water disconnections for Detroit, in July and have since dubbed themselves the Homrich 9. "We are arguing for a jury's right to hear all the evidence of how our action was intended, and did, in fact, prevent what bankruptcy Judge Stephen Rhodes has called an 'irreparable harm' to…
  • Good news for Pistons as draft class fills up on news of latest entries

    Detroit Pistons
    24 Apr 2015 | 11:20 am
    The lottery is still more than three weeks away, but the draft is already treating the Pistons better than most.
  • Darko Miličić chugging beer, pouring it on mouths of tattoos

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    Packey
    26 Apr 2015 | 8:30 pm
    The Human Victory Cigar is still doing human-victory-cigar things. This was once a lottery pick, the No. 2 overall pick in the NBA draft a little over a decade ago, and now he's shirtless somewhere in the world, chugging beer and pouring beer onto the ink mouths on his abdominals. Whatttt? Notice the two guys waving off another beer for Darko before the 7-footer reaches out and grabs it for his homies painted on his stomach? Dan Devine at Yahoo! gives a little more context to the shirtless Darko Milicic pounding/spilling beer and sharing some with his tattoos: Yep, that's a shirtless…
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  • 'Lost River' attempts to sink its teeth into Detroit

    Lee DeVito
    27 Apr 2015 | 4:30 am
    Predatory loans, metal scrapping, arson, and population loss are some of the major plot points featured in Lost River, hinting that the Motor City could serve as more than just a blighted backdrop in actor Ryan Gosling's made-in-Detroit directorial debut. These issues, especially the ways in which they intersect with 21st century Detroit, are all worthy — perhaps overdue — of serious filmic consideration. Unfortunately, Lost River is not the film to explore them, content to merely create a psychedelic, two-dimensional pastiche of Detroit that somewhat functions as an allegory but never…
  • Seven reasons to see the Sonics at the Majestic tonight

    Mike McGonigal
    25 Apr 2015 | 9:58 am
    The Sonics are playing tonight, in Detroit, for the first time ever.  Great googly moogly! … [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • Eastern Market's Art Lab J kicks off dance performance season with two-day gala

    Lee DeVito
    25 Apr 2015 | 8:38 am
    We've covered the Art Lab J before, the Eastern Market dance company founded by Joori Jung that offers classes, showcases, and workshops. They'll kick off their 2015 performance season with Berg Fleur Night, a two-day fundraising gala on May 1 and 2.  The Friday, May 1 event will feature a dinner provided by local pop-up chefs Jesse Knott and Lindsay Salminen, dessert by Kasi Cakes, and a silent auction full of Michigan-made artwork and products.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • Enjoy an a la carte pop-up brunch with 'Corktown Jesse' tomorrow

    Michael Jackman
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:16 am
    The name "Corktown Jesse" almost sounds like it might belong to a bandit, but the creative pop-up chef's game is giving, not taking. Actually, Jesse Knott is his name, and he tells us, "Somebody suggested I use a user name online, and it just took on a life of its own. It’s not anything I meant to be secretive about."… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • SMART bus system launches mobile app allowing riders to track routes

    Ryan Felton
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:16 am
    The Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation on Thursday unveiled a new smartphone app that allows riders to track buses in real-time. The app, called RideSMARTBus, features routes, schedules, service alerts, and a tracking system, according to a news release.  “SMART is always looking for ways to improve service for our riders and the communities we serve,” said John C. Hertel, SMART general manager, in a statement. “By using technology we help our riders get the information they need when they need it and help to reduce the wait time at their stop.… [ Read more ] […
 
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  • Detroit water shutoff activists charged with disorderly conduct to appear in court Monday

    27 Apr 2015 | 5:10 am
    Eight activists arrested and charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct for blocking water shutoff trucks in Detroit last summer are scheduled to appear in Wayne County's 36th District Court for a pretrial hearing at 1:30 p.m. Monday. They joined about 50 protestors outside Homrich Inc., a company that executes water disconnections for Detroit, in July and have since dubbed themselves the Homrich 9. "We are arguing for a jury's right to hear all the evidence of how our action was intended, and did, in fact, prevent what bankruptcy Judge Stephen Rhodes has called an 'irreparable harm' to…
  • In today's e-Edition of The Detroit News

    27 Apr 2015 | 4:10 am
    Only about half of the students who start at universities in the state make it to the finish line.
  • Axalta Showcases Its Sustainable Coating Solutions for Auto Manufacturers at 20th CBU/CCPIT-Auto

    27 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    Axalta Coating Systems is presenting a range of innovative and sustainable solutions at the 20th annual international conference for the automotive industry in China, aimed at enabling automotive original equipment manufacturers to build a future that is committed to meeting sustainability goals as they expand their business success in China. The annual auto conference started in October 1996 in Detroit, Michigan organized by China Business Update , a media group that engages in trade publishing, business consulting and international trade with an exclusive focus on the Chinese automotive…
  • Remains of woman last seen at Halloween party found

    26 Apr 2015 | 7:55 pm
    The skeletal remains found at a home construction site in southeastern Michigan are those of a 22-year-old woman who went missing last fall after attending a Halloween party, a medical examiner's spokesman said Saturday. Ryan Bridges with the medical examiner's office in Wayne County told The Associated Press that dental records identified the remains as being Chelsea Bruck's.
  • Detroit students, recent college grads sought for M1 Rail summer internship program

    26 Apr 2015 | 3:51 pm
    Within two years, the $140 million M1 Rail is scheduled to be in operation, running from New Center to downtown Detroit on a 3.3-mile line with 20 stops. In the meantime, there's' plenty of work to do and investors are looking to include Detroit youth, those between 16 and 24, in the process.
 
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  • Darko Miličić chugging beer, pouring it on mouths of tattoos

    Packey
    26 Apr 2015 | 8:30 pm
    The Human Victory Cigar is still doing human-victory-cigar things. This was once a lottery pick, the No. 2 overall pick in the NBA draft a little over a decade ago, and now he's shirtless somewhere in the world, chugging beer and pouring beer onto the ink mouths on his abdominals. Whatttt? Notice the two guys waving off another beer for Darko before the 7-footer reaches out and grabs it for his homies painted on his stomach? Dan Devine at Yahoo! gives a little more context to the shirtless Darko Milicic pounding/spilling beer and sharing some with his tattoos: Yep, that's a shirtless…
  • Pistons news roundup: Anthony Tolliver & Cartier Martin's options and the Pistons' slowly improving defense

    Vincent Diringer
    26 Apr 2015 | 8:39 am
    The second offseason installment of the Roundup looks into two more Pistons' contract situations and how SVG has helped the Pistons rediscover defense. Anthony Tolliver hoping to make Detroit home Over the span of his professional career, Anthony Tolliver played for 15 different teams in three different countries before finding himself playing for Stan Van Gundy's Pistons. A true journeyman, the sharpshooting forward is hoping to make Detroit home for the upcoming years. Per The Detroit News' Terry Foster "It was a challenge, especially early in my career when I switched teams so much in one…
  • Pistons season review: '5 Bold Training Camp Predictions' revisited 7 months later

    Ben Quagliata
    23 Apr 2015 | 10:54 am
    Did the prophetic Quags strike gold or strike out? Before the start of training camp, even before I was a fully fledged DBB contributor, I wrote a bold predictions piece in the FanPosts detailing at the time what I thought were five outrageous possibilities for the Pistons at the start of the season.  You can find the full piece here, but it's time to revisit these prophecies and see whether I have a future in Divination. 1. Hasheem Thabeet makes the final roster. Here's what I wrote on the matter. This is entirely possible anyway, due to Aaron Gray's health concerns. However, what…
  • NBA Free Agents 2015: Greg Monroe insists Pistons 'have the upper hand' to sign him

    Jason Brunskowski
    22 Apr 2015 | 11:16 am
    Terry Foster of The Detroit News reports that not only are the Pistons still a viable option for Greg Monroe, but Monroe says that the Pistons have the upper hand. Greg Monroe took rare steps last offseason signing the Detroit Pistons' qualifying offer so that he could enter this offseason as an unrestricted free agent. He has stated that he did so that he could have control over where he played. He risked injury and millions of dollars. On Monday, Terry Foster of The Detroit News quoted Monroe saying that the Pistons are still a viable option. "I don't know why people have the notion or the…
  • 2014-2015 Detroit Pistons season awards: Stat line of the year

    Ben Quagliata
    22 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    Who had the best fantasy performances in 2014-15? If you watch The Starters on NBA TV, they have a segment where they point out the nightly "Whoa Boy!"  This is basically the best line in the NBA on any given night, usually with monster performances in several categories.  Without further ado, here are the nominees for the best Pistons "Whoa Boy!" games of the season. #1 - Brandon Jennings 24 points, 21 assists vs. Magic (January 21, 2015) No player had achieved a 20-20 game in points and assists since Steve Nash in 2009.  That changed one night in January as Brandon Jennings…
 
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  • No perfect bullpen strategy, but depth, flexibility help (The Associated Press)

    27 Apr 2015 | 12:18 am
    When the Detroit Tigers signed Joe Nathan before the 2014 season, they expected baseball's active saves leader to simply keep rolling. After a few too many bad outings, they traded for a backup plan in Joakim Soria, widely considered the top reliever on the market. Every team faces the fickle nature of relief pitching - that combination of factors that makes it difficult to predict how late-inning pitchers will perform season to season. Relievers generally aren't as consistent as starters or hitters, Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski said.
  • Baseball-Highlights of Sunday's MLB games (Reuters)

    26 Apr 2015 | 8:31 pm
    (Adds late game) April 26 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Sunday's Major League Baseball games: - - - Orioles 18, Red Sox 7 Delmon Young had three hits and five RBIs, Bud Norris pitched into the seventh inning and Baltimore battered Boston 18-7. Chris Davis added three hits, including his fourth home run of the season and a two-run double, as the Orioles took the deciding contest of the three-game series. Jimmy Paredes tripled, doubled and singled to drive in three runs as part of Baltimore's 20-hit attack. - - - Rays 5, Blue Jays 1 Chris Archer made his fourth consecutive start without…
  • Team-By-Team Notes (Rotoworld)

    26 Apr 2015 | 6:35 pm
    Matthew Pouliot offers up his thoughts on Josh Hamilton, Alex Guerrero and a handful of closing situations in his latest tour around the league.
  • Tigers topple Indians 8-6 (The Associated Press)

    26 Apr 2015 | 3:18 pm
    Miguel Cabrera is continuing his hot start against the Cleveland Indians in April. Cabrera homered and drove in three runs and the Detroit Tigers beat the Indians 8-6 on Sunday. Cabrera has three homers this season, all against Cleveland, and nine of his 13 RBIs this season are against the Indians. ''I know they don't like facing him,'' Tigers starter Kyle Lobstein said.
  • LEADING OFF: Astros go for 1st sweep vs. A's, Volquez active (The Associated Press)

    25 Apr 2015 | 11:17 pm
    A look at what's happening all around the major leagues today:
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  • Gallery: Block Party 2015

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    25 Apr 2015 | 4:13 pm
  • Pitcher Jocelyn Cater leads Syracuse to game 1 win, closes out game 2 against Cavaliers

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    25 Apr 2015 | 4:02 pm
    Jocelyn Cater wound up and delivered a hard rise ball in the upper half of the strike zone and Virginia’s Danni Ingraham hit a hard one-hopper back to the pitcher. Cater calmly fielded the grounder, spun and threw to first for the final out of Syracuse’s doubleheader. Cater smiled, rose her arms in victory and pounded her mitt hard with her left hand. Still smiling, she jogged to meet her teammates at the plate. “It was awesome,” Cater said. “… I think it was a great team performance and we fought all the way until the end.” Cater struck out 12 Virginia (16-39, 4-19 Atlantic…
  • Syracuse uses 7 home runs to power doubleheader sweep of Virginia

    sports
    25 Apr 2015 | 4:01 pm
    Corinne Ozanne bat-flipped. “Yeah, I pimped it a little bit,” she said. “If you know it’s gone…then you better let everyone else know it’s gone, too.” Ozanne had just crushed the pitch to left-center field in the fourth inning, the ball clearing the netting and one of the trees beyond the outfield wall. As Ozanne jumped on home plate, she gave her team a one-run lead it wouldn’t relinquish and received pounds on the helmet from teammates. Syracuse (19-26, 3-13 Atlantic Coast) exploded offensively Saturday at SU Softball Stadium, hitting seven home runs while pushing 21 runs…
  • Syracuse looks to prevent Duke from getting revenge in ACC championship game

    sports
    25 Apr 2015 | 2:38 pm
    CHESTER, Pa. — In order to win the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament, Syracuse will try to do what Duke couldn’t do last season against the Orange: win twice. The Blue Devils annihilated SU, 21-7, in the teams’ regular season matchup last season, but the Orange countered with a 16-15 win just over a month later. The roles are now reversed. Syracuse beat up on Duke 19-7 on March 22, and will try to avoid the same fate they delivered to the Blue Devils last season. “We know first-hand how that works,” attack Kevin Rice said. “…We know they have that same revenge and mindset on…
  • Storify: Fans react to Robert Washington’s verbal commitment to Syracuse

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    25 Apr 2015 | 12:55 pm
    [View the story "Fans react to Robert Washington's verbal commitment to Syracuse" on Storify]
 
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    Handmade Detroit

  • Inside Maker’s Mart with Oh Sew Betty Floored

    Carey
    14 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    If you’re itching to get out to mix with some creative types or shop some wonderfully curated crafty-wares, might I suggest a quick (snowless) jaunt to Toledo this weekend for Handmade Toledo‘s Spring show, Maker’s Mart? At this two day event you can shop 80+ handmade vendors, sip local coffee, dine on some of Toledo’s favorite food trucks, peruse the newly renovated and restocked Handmade Toledo Maker Shoppe. Here’s a little more from the lady herself, Oh Sew Betty‘s Betty Floored. Betty Floored rendering by Alexis Peregoy What can shoppers expect from a…
  • Craft Night!

    Amy
    25 Mar 2015 | 10:02 am
    March is National Craft Month, and to celebrate Carey, Bethany and I decided to dig into our vintage craft books and find a project to do together for craft night.  With so many fun, crazy (and of course some tacky) projects to choose from, we decided to make things interesting and play what we called “Craft Roulette”.  It’s easy to play: randomly open a project  book, put your finger down somewhere on the page without looking, and that’s your craft! This can be amazing or horrifying, depending on what you pick. We each played a little craft roulette on our own, and…
  • Make Your Own Makeup with Brazen Beauty Lounge!

    Bethany
    12 Mar 2015 | 6:38 am
    Brazen Beauty Lounge in Ferndale is hosting a DIY Mineral Eyeshadow class later this month, and classes are limited to just 10, so sign up quick! Sandria will help you find the colors best for you, choose from over 100 organic pigments and make two pots of eyeshadow you’ll love. Did we mention it is BYOB? Classes are in the evening, on Thursday, March 26th and Friday, March 27th (click on each date to read more and buy your tix).
  • Book Review: Subversive Cross Stitch

    Amy
    10 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Handmade Detroit friend and DUCF volunteer Sarah Shackleford just got done reviewing and trying out the anniversary edition of Subversive Cross Stitch: 50 F*cking Clever Designs for Your Sassy Side book for us. Sarah blogs under the name Bring More Yarn when she isn’t super busy with art school and livin’ an awesome DIY life. Read on! Hey Dolls! I’m Sarah from Bring More Yarn (which is sadly on hiatus, but come check out my youtube channel). Amy and my favorite people over at Handmade Detroit asked me if I wanted to review the Subversive Cross Stitch anniversary book by…
  • All Things Detroit Looking for Vendors

    Bethany
    6 Mar 2015 | 1:55 pm
    Jennyfer Crawford from Ask Jennyfer is looking for crafters for her upcoming event All Things Detroit which will be on Sunday, March 29th from noon-6pm in Shed 3 at Eastern Market. More vendor information and the vendor application is available on her site, and check out the Facebook page for the show, too! *This event is not affiliated with Handmade Detroit, we just thought we’d share it you. Please contact the folks in charge via the links above, not us, with any questions you may have. 
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    A Healthier Michigan

  • Top 5 Reasons You Should Walk at Lunch

    Julie Bitely
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:29 am
    National Walk@Lunch Day officially takes place on Wednesday, April 29. All you have to do to participate is bring your walking shoes to work and step outside on your lunch break for a brisk 30-minute walk. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network employees in the state will observe National Walk@Lunch Day on Friday, May 1 at offices across the mitten and Upper Peninsula. We think you should make every day a walk-at-lunch day! Here are the top five reasons why: Your health. If you can’t seem to fit exercise in before or after work, walking at lunch is a no-brainer. The health…
  • Stressed? Get Organized and Relax

    Whitney Hatcher
    26 Apr 2015 | 4:37 am
    Living in chaos can create stress. Whether you’re beleaguered by clutter, disorganized with your schedule, or carrying excess emotional baggage, disorder can make you feel frazzled and deprive you of your sanity. According to the Mayo Clinic, “stress is a normal psychological and physical reaction to the ever-increasing demands of life. Surveys show that many Americans experience challenges with stress at some point during the year.”   The good news? Getting organized might not be as hard as you think. Here are our top tips to get your life organized so you can stress less:…
  • #MIKidsCan: Curling Superstar Shares Positive Message with Traverse City Students

    Julie Bitely
    25 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    Pursuing a sport she loved as a youth didn’t always make Debbie McCormick popular. The four-time Olympic curler was teased because curling wasn’t considered a mainstream sport when she was growing up in Madison, Wisconsin. “I’m so glad that I stuck with it,” McCormick said. “If there’s something that you love, stick with it.” Following your dreams and pursuing goals – even if they’re unpopular – was one of the main messages McCormick delivered to middle school students at Grand Traverse Academy last week. McCormick was in Traverse City to compete in the first annual…
  • Chuck Gaidica: Keeping Kids Calm During Spring Storms

    Chuck Gaidica
    24 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    Editor’s note: Chuck Gaidica is a paid spokesperson for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, where he works to have real conversations with local people about matters that affect their health.  As a former TV weather guy I have heard from many parents about the anxiety that comes from approaching storms and related coverage on TV, radio and the web. While this anxiety also affects adults, it is the anxiety in children that I hear the most about. Storms can be scary to all of us. They are fascinating, too. There are several ways I have found over the years to help move a scared kid to…
  • How Many Calories Should You Actually Eat in a Day?

    A Healthier Michigan
    23 Apr 2015 | 7:49 am
    Glance at the back of a food label and you’ll see that the daily values are all based on a 2,000-calorie-a-day diet. But in tiny writing at the bottom of the label is a very important line: “Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.” So what are your calorie needs? That depends on a lot of different factors, and understanding your personal number is the key to maintaining a healthy weight. First, the basics: The average adult male needs approximately 2,800 calories per day to maintain a constant weight while adult females need closer to 2,000. But…
 
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