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  • Schuette continues to fail to come up with argument defending gay marriage ban in guest 'Free Press' column

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    Lee DeVito
    25 Jan 2015 | 12:10 pm
    The Detroit Free Press gave Michigan attorney general Bill Schuette a guest column on Saturday to defend his decision to uphold Michigan's same-sex marriage ban — and as has been typical of the ongoing saga Schuette once again fails to come up with anything resembling a solid defense. In fact, Schuette spent his 600 or so words avoiding the topic completely, never once analyzing the constitutionality of Michigan's same-sex marriage ban. In essence his response can be boiled down to "well, that's procedure" — a procedure that has cost his office at least $40,000 so far. Toward the end…
  • Olympic speed skater turned derby girl

    Click On Detroit News
    25 Jan 2015 | 9:40 pm
    Jillieanne Rookard, 32, of Woodhaven, a two-time Olympic long-track speed skater, is getting involved in the sport of roller derby.
  • Viewing the 2015 Detroit show through a designer's eyes

    Detroit News
    25 Jan 2015 | 10:56 pm
    Looks may not be everything, but they sure rule on auto show floors. To get a read on the visual appeal of this year's Detroit auto show, we asked Paul Snyder for a designer's perspective.
  • Postgame Quotes - January 25, 2015

    Detroit Pistons
    25 Jan 2015 | 8:16 pm
    STAN VAN GUNDY (HEAD COACH)
  • NBA Trade Rumors: Knicks' Pablo Prigioni could be trade target for Pistons

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    Vincent Diringer
    25 Jan 2015 | 2:42 pm
    Could the Pistons look at bringing in the experienced playmaker? With the loss of Brandon Jennings to a ruptured Achilles tendon, the Detroit Pistons might be interested in New York Knicks backup point guard Pablo Prigioni, according to ESPN's Marc Stein. Stein points out that Detroit had previously shown "exploratory interest" in Prigioni, and that Jennings' injury could lead the Pistons to reconsider trading for the veteran playmaker. The third-year point from Argentina has been a serviceable player for the Knicks, sporting career averages of 3.9 points and 3.1 assists across 1.0 turnover…
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  • Schuette continues to fail to come up with argument defending gay marriage ban in guest 'Free Press' column

    Lee DeVito
    25 Jan 2015 | 12:10 pm
    The Detroit Free Press gave Michigan attorney general Bill Schuette a guest column on Saturday to defend his decision to uphold Michigan's same-sex marriage ban — and as has been typical of the ongoing saga Schuette once again fails to come up with anything resembling a solid defense. In fact, Schuette spent his 600 or so words avoiding the topic completely, never once analyzing the constitutionality of Michigan's same-sex marriage ban. In essence his response can be boiled down to "well, that's procedure" — a procedure that has cost his office at least $40,000 so far. Toward the end…
  • Jack White's Madison Square Garden gig to be livestreamed

    Lee DeVito
    25 Jan 2015 | 5:06 am
    If you missed Jack White's recent tour for last year's Lazaretto, you're somewhat in luck: Pandora will livestream his sold out Jan. 30 gig at New York's Madison Square Garden. The livestream starts at 9 p.m. EST, and will be broadcast on a loop for the following 72 hours.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • Bjork releases 'Vulnicura' ahead of schedule

    Adam O'Connor
    24 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    In a surprise move this week, Bjork officially released her new album, Vulnicura, two months ahead of schedule. Having leaked days ago, the Icelandic artist apparently decided to cut to the chase and release the album on her own terms. What does this mean for the music industry?… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • Hodor from 'Game of Thrones' is also a DJ — and he's coming to Detroit

    Mike McGonigal
    24 Jan 2015 | 8:46 am
    This week, I'm going to mail off questions to actor, musician and DJ Kristian Nairn, who you may recognize from a show called Game of Thrones in anticipation of his upcoming appearance at the MGM Grand on February 28. His most recent mixes are posted right here, so you can see how serious he is about house music.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • Check this revelatory electric John Lee Hooker performance live in Detroit, 1970

    Mike McGonigal
    24 Jan 2015 | 8:24 am
    It's hard to think of a blues musician more affiliated with Detroit than John Lee Hooker, who moved here in the late 1940s to work for Ford, play local clubs, and who then recorded dozens of great sides under various names for labels like Modern, Chess, Chance, De Luxe and Fortune Records.  Hooker did some acoustic recordings, but of course he "went electric" very early on. When blues musicians were most prodded to go fully electric and have new, funkier bands in the 1960s and '70s, in order to appeal to the youth crowd, Hooker was more than up to the task.  This video features two of…
 
 
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  • NBA Trade Rumors: Knicks' Pablo Prigioni could be trade target for Pistons

    Vincent Diringer
    25 Jan 2015 | 2:42 pm
    Could the Pistons look at bringing in the experienced playmaker? With the loss of Brandon Jennings to a ruptured Achilles tendon, the Detroit Pistons might be interested in New York Knicks backup point guard Pablo Prigioni, according to ESPN's Marc Stein. Stein points out that Detroit had previously shown "exploratory interest" in Prigioni, and that Jennings' injury could lead the Pistons to reconsider trading for the veteran playmaker. The third-year point from Argentina has been a serviceable player for the Knicks, sporting career averages of 3.9 points and 3.1 assists across 1.0 turnover…
  • Pistons may sign Lorenzo Brown from D-League Drive to replace Brandon Jennings

    Sean Corp
    25 Jan 2015 | 1:40 pm
    Brown has averaged 16.8 points for Drive but has struggled running the team. The Detroit Pistons are preparing for life without Brandon Jennings, and their first move might be to call up Lorenzo Brown from the NBA D-League, according to Steve Aschburner of NBA.com. Correction: Aschburner cited an earlier report by Real GM's Shams Charania: Detroit is strongly considering the call up of guard Lorenzo Brown from its D-League affiliate Grand Rapids, league source tells RealGM. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 25, 2015 Brown was with the Pistons in the preseason and is the starting…
  • Brandon Jennings out for season with full achilles tear

    Packey
    25 Jan 2015 | 12:57 pm
    Swallow sadness. The fear that Brandon Jennings seriously injured his achilles in Saturday night's loss to the Milwaukee Bucks was fully realized on Sunday afternoon. According to The Detroit News, Jennings' MRI confirmed a full tear of his achilles. Jennings will miss the rest of the season. About a half hour before The Detroit News posted their story, Jennings gave away the results of his MRI with the following tweet: 6/9months. — BRANDON JENNINGS (@BrandonJennings) January 25, 2015 As has been pointed out, Kobe Bryant missed exactly eight months when he tore his achilles last…
  • Brandon Jennings has torn achilles, out 6-9 months

    Packey
    24 Jan 2015 | 8:27 pm
    The thriving point guard went down grabbing the back of his left foot. The outlook is bleak. If you thought a dud of a game was bad, add an injury to the Pistons' starting point guard, Brandon Jennings. Jennings went down with a little over a minute left in the third quarter while pressing the inbounds pass. He immediately grabbed the back of his left foot/ankle and was writhing in pain. The Bucks broadcast described him as flopping around, slapping the ground like a fish out of the water. Jennings was tended to by team trainers and had to be helped off the court, putting no pressure on the…
  • Brandon Jennings probably has achilles injury, out for 'foreseeable future'

    Packey
    24 Jan 2015 | 8:23 pm
    'A major, major loss.' Brandon Jennings went down with a non-contact "left leg" injury near the end of the third quarter of the Pistons' 101-86 loss to Jennings' former team in Milwaukee. The fear is that Jennings injured his achilles, although that has not been confirmed yet by the team. Jennings didn't appear to roll the left ankle and he was grabbing the back of his left foot while he was flailing around on the ground in pain. He did not put any weight on the foot when he was helped off the court and he required a wheelchair in the tunnel. After the game, Jennings was on crutches and…
 
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  • Max Scherzer thanks Tigers fans with full-page ad (Big League Stew)

    25 Jan 2015 | 12:59 pm
    After five seasons with the Detroit Tigers, which included four straight postseason appearances and one Cy Young award, Max Scherzer is headed east for the next seven seasons after signing a new seven-year, $210 million contract with the Washington Nationals. It's the end of one chapter and the beginning of another for Scherzer, but before he offcially flips the page and dons his new uniform, he wanted to say a proper good-bye to Detroit. On Sunday, Scherzer did just that, taking out a full-page ad in the Detroit Free Press that thanked the Tigers organization and the fans in Detroit for…
  • Tigers have new look, still expect to contend (The Associated Press)

    24 Jan 2015 | 1:36 pm
    Despite making plenty of changes in the offseason, the Detroit Tigers still expect to be a contending team in 2015. Team president and general manager Dave Dombrowski spoke at the team's annual TigerFest event at Comerica Park and addressed those issues. ''Our expectations are to win the division and try to win a world championship,'' Dombrowski said. ''It's just a less-certain club.'' Dombrowski said fans are not sure if shortstop Jose Iglesias and reliever Bruce Rondon can come back from missing time with injuries, if Justin Verlander and Anibal Sanchez can bounce back and what to expect…
  • Reaction to the death of Chicago Cubs great Ernie Banks (The Associated Press)

    23 Jan 2015 | 10:26 pm
    Reaction to the death Friday night of Chicago Cubs Hall of Famer Ernie Banks:
  • Fielder, Darvish feeling good and ready for Rangers return (The Associated Press)

    23 Jan 2015 | 6:02 pm
    The Texas Rangers are getting back a slugger and an ace. Prince Fielder and Yu Darvish both say they feel good after injury-shortened seasons. I'm ready to go,'' Fielder said Friday night before the team's awards dinner. ''I'm good, I'm 100 percent, whatever it was before is back.'' Fielder played only 42 games in his first season with Texas before a cervical fusion of two disks in his neck last May. He had appeared in 547 consecutive games since 2010 before that, and hadn't missed consecutive games since August 2007.
  • Nathan hoping for better start in 2nd season with Tigers (The Associated Press)

    23 Jan 2015 | 11:47 am
    It would be an understatement to say Joe Nathan's first season with the Detroit Tigers was a rocky one. Nathan blew seven saves, allowed his most walks in over a decade and tested the patience of fans at Comerica Park throughout 2014. ''It was a roller coaster,'' Nathan said. ''I think my downs were early, my ups were later, which, if I was going to choose a way to have it, that would be the better way to do it.'' The 40-year-old Nathan remains at the forefront of Detroit's bullpen after posting a 4.81 ERA last year.
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    The Daily Orange - The Independent Student Newspaper of Syracuse, New York

  • Meet Monday: Henry Nelson

    admin
    25 Jan 2015 | 9:35 pm
    Henry Nelson was first exposed to the practice of freeganism when he worked as a full-time volunteer at Fair Foods Inc. in Boston. Freeganism is a movement and practice centered on reclaiming food and conserving waste. “It’s a way of advocating for the conservation of food, the proper distribution of food and advocating against food waste,” said Nelson, an undeclared freshman in the College of Arts and Sciences. “Society currently views food as a commodity, and we want to change the view of food to seeing it as a basic human right.” During his time at Fair Foods Inc., Nelson was…
  • Syracuse faces toughest rebounding test of season in road contest with No. 15 North Carolina

    sports
    25 Jan 2015 | 9:30 pm
    If a shot goes up in a gym where Syracuse is playing and it doesn’t go in, more often that not, the ball ends up in SU’s hands. It helps the Orange (14-6, 5-2 Atlantic Coast) stay in games when its shots aren’t falling. It’s helped the team recover from slow starts and poor free-throw shooting. Rebounding is an area of strength for Syracuse, but it’s an area of dominance for the Orange’s next opponent, No. 15 North Carolina (16-4, 6-1). Syracuse has hung with frontcourt-heavy teams this season, giving its sometimes stuttering offense extra possessions. But when the Orange tips off…
  • Tokoto chooses basketball over soccer, displays natural athleticism for UNC

    sports
    25 Jan 2015 | 9:25 pm
    When he was 15, J.P. Tokoto had to choose whether to stick with soccer, the sport his grandfather played professionally, or continue to pursue basketball, the sport that seemed to cater to his height and blossoming athleticism. He chose basketball, which at first was difficult for his grandfather to accept. The elder Tokoto, also named J.P., was the youngest player in the history of the Cameroonian national soccer team at age 15. He always believed his grandson would play soccer at a high level, too. “That was big for my dad to do,” Laurence Trimble, J.P.’s mother, said. “For him to…
  • THE General Body hosts ‘Teach In to Act Out’ Summit

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    25 Jan 2015 | 9:15 pm
    THE General Body would like to invite all interested students, faculty, staff and community members to our free and open “Teach In to Act Out” this coming Friday and Saturday, January 30 and 31. This series of panels, workshops and performances focusing on student and community activism and the corporate university will be held at the Community Folk Art Center, just a short walk from campus at 805 E. Genesee St. The event includes a keynote speech by Dr. Margo Okazawa-Rey, a scholar in transnational anti-racist feminist praxis, armed conflicts, militarism and violence against women and…
  • Smith: Mutual respect must replace chivalry

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    25 Jan 2015 | 9:15 pm
    Time and time again, one can hear the frustrated sigh of a woman complaining, “Chivalry is dead,” and a man criticizing feminism for the demise. However, men and women seem to confuse chivalry with mutual respect. Chivalry was a code of conduct for knights in the medieval age, around the 12th century. Yet as a society, we cling to this arbitrary idea that men should protect women. But how does a lesbian or gay couple adopt these ideas? An article featured on Elite Daily, “9 Chivalrous Habits Of A True Gentleman That Make Women Melt,” explains how men should be chivalrous toward women…
 
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    Handmade Detroit

  • Big Eyes Inspired Crafting

    Bethany
    18 Jan 2015 | 2:56 pm
    Ringing in the new year, we Handmade Detroit gals decided our first order of business was to have some fun and see the new  Tim Burton movie, Big Eyes. The movie inspired us and we decided to do a little theme crafting, the Margaret Keane way.  Bethany’s project in felt: I had a vision of making a “Big Eyes” from felt, and putting it in a kitschy vintage frame. The whole project didn’t take long once I’d found the perfect frame and art to put our my own wooly-spin on.  I used tracing paper and some artistic interpretation to make my design. Then traced each…
  • City Bird Expands!

    Bethany
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    We are very happy to hear that City Bird has gone through a big expansion – over 50% more sales floor. They also just celebrated their 5 year anniversary, what a great way to celebrate! From City Bird: With 50% more space and many new displays, we’ve been able to expand our offerings and highlight even more independent and locally-made jewelry, stationery, apparel, accessories, home goods, and other finds, and are so excited for you to see it. Hopefully, we’ve added more of everything that you’ve grown to love about the store! The past five years at City Bird have been an exciting…
  • Indietroit Obsessed

    Bethany
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:41 pm
    Have you discovered Indietroit yet? I’ve been loving this Tumblr, focused on “Independent retail, crafters, thrifters, artists and DIYers that keep Detroit moving”. Check it out and find some fun new local favorites for yourself! Indietroit.tumblr.com
  • Check Off that Shopping List Locally

    Bethany
    11 Dec 2014 | 1:04 pm
    Need a few last presents to finish your holiday shopping list? Here’s three more ways to shop local and support Metro-Detroit makers! DIYpsi is being held on Saturday & Sunday (13th 10-6,14th 11-6) at the Riverside Arts Center in Ypsilanti, and will be featuring over 50 independent makers representing the best in handmade along with hand crafted beer, wine, coffee & food. More info at DIYpsi.com Ponyride’s third annual Holiday Merriment and Maker’s Market will be on Friday, December 12, from 5-10pm. There will be a pop-up marketplace featuring Ponyride’s…
  • Sponsor Roundup- Detroit Manufacturing!

    Amy
    10 Dec 2014 | 10:52 am
    If you’ve been to any of the many festivals in Metro Detroit, you have no doubt seen the Detroit Manufacturing tent there, selling a huge assortment of Detroit –themed shirts and wearables.  We were thrilled to once again have Detroit Manufacturing as a  sponsor of Detroit Urban Craft Fair! The owner  is Robert Stanzler, a fourth generation Detroiter who really, really loves Detroit.Robert also owns the Detroit Mercantile  in the Eastern Market area, and it’s a great place to do some shopping for regional goods and interesting finds.  This weekend the Mercantile will open up its…
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    A Healthier Michigan

  • Grand Rapids Breakfast Honors Martin Luther King Jr., Raises Funds for Urban League

    Julie Bitely
    24 Jan 2015 | 7:35 am
    How would Martin Luther King, Jr., address social justice and racial inequality issues today? That was the overarching question posed to West Michigan business leaders who gathered Monday morning at the 15th annual Martin Luther King Jr. corporate breakfast. Close to 600 people attended the event, which was held at the Steelcase Town Hall, and served as a fundraiser for the Grand Rapids Urban League. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan was a sponsor of the breakfast. Steelcase President and CEO James Keane kicked off the event. From recent events in Ferguson, Miss., to Paris, France, Keane…
  • The Needle-Hater’s Guide to Donating Blood

    A Healthier Michigan
    23 Jan 2015 | 9:13 am
    Think donating blood doesn’t do much good? This statistic will change your mind: If you start donating when you’re 17 years old, you could potentially save more than 1,000 lives in your lifetime. That’s because someone in the U.S. needs blood every two seconds, according to the American Red Cross. And the only place to get blood is through donors. Unfortunately, less than 10 percent of Americans actually donate blood in a given year. So what’s holding people back? For many adults who are hesitant to donate, it comes down to one thing: a fear of needles. If this sounds like you, rest…
  • Soup’s On: Grand Rapids Event Raises Money for God’s Kitchen Food and Pantry Programs

    Julie Bitely
    23 Jan 2015 | 8:30 am
    Smoked chicken andouille gumbo. Butternut apple curry bisque. Smoked swordfish and jalapeno chowder. Those are just a few of the delicious-sounding soups that you’ll be able to sample at an upcoming Grand Rapids fundraiser. If you love soup and helping others, the 17th annual Soup’s On for All event has your name on it. It takes place Monday, Jan. 26 at The B.O.B. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. and tickets are $50 in advance or $60 at the door. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is a sponsor. Soup’s On For All raises more than $100,000 annually for the food and pantry programs of God’s…
  • #MIKidsCan Giveaway: Youth Hockey Players Heat Up During Winter Chill

    Angela Hernandez
    23 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    During the cold winter months it can be challenging to get kids off the couch, let alone outside of the house. But for youth hockey players, the chill of Michigan’s cold winter months is a sure sign it’s time to sharpen their skates and hit the ice. Hockey is one of the most physically strenuous sports, with an average of 480 calories burned per hour. Any parent who has carried their kid’s sweat-soaked hockey gear to the car after practice can attest to the intensity. The sport of hockey has many health benefits for children including improved strength, coordination, balance and…
  • Riding the Luge and Celebrating 30 Years at the Muskegon Winter Sports Complex (With Video)

    Julie Bitely
    22 Jan 2015 | 9:14 am
    With a single push, the sled started its descent down an 850-foot icy track – with me at the helm. The next 19 seconds were a mix of gripping tight to the luge sled’s handles, attempting to remember the detailed instructions I’d received about steering – lean left to turn right, or was it lean right to turn right? – and trying my best not to scream. When I was flying down that sheet of ice, there was no time to second-guess the decision to haul that sled up many, many stairs and take the plunge. Once it was all over, the adrenaline rush and giant smile plastered across my face were…
 
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