Monday, September 27, 2021

50 Cent explains casting Eminem as White Boy Rick at Detroit premiere of Starz's 'BMF'

Posted By on Mon, Sep 27, 2021 at 9:46 AM

Detroit native Randy Huggins led a special screening of the first episode of his new Starz’s series BMF Sunday night at Royal Oak’s Emagine Theatre. Huggins, a writer and executive producer of the series, was accompanied by hip-hop heavyweight and co-executive producer Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, actors Russell Hornsby,...

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Friday, September 24, 2021

Grizzly and polar bear cubs are now best buds at the Detroit Zoo

Posted By on Fri, Sep 24, 2021 at 9:40 AM

Everyone stop what you're doing right now and look at these cute bear cubs at the Detroit Zoo. According to an update from the zoo posted on social media Thursday, the two cubs — one a grizzly and one a polar bear — have an unusual friendship, and now...

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Thursday, September 23, 2021

Documentary about ICP's fight to get Juggalos taken off of FBI gang watchlist finally has a trailer

Posted By on Thu, Sep 23, 2021 at 5:04 PM

"The World's Most Hated Band" was once America's Most-Wanted — and now Detroit's own Insane Clown Posse is sharing its side of the story. A new documentary titled The United States of Insanity just landed a distribution deal by Strike Back Studios, and will premier at Fantastic Fest on...

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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Revisit David Byrne's 'big suit' with screening of 'Stop Making Sense' at Ann Arbor's Michigan Theater

Posted By on Wed, Sep 22, 2021 at 12:13 PM

Dancing with a lamp never looked so good. Arguably the greatest concert film ever made, and, by some analysis, what could serve as the blueprint for the anti-concert concert film, Jonathan Demme’s Stop Making Sense is 88 minutes of near perfection. Demme filmed the David Byrne-fronted Talking Heads over...

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Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Grant Hill and Fila unveil two new basketball courts in Detroit

Posted By on Tue, Sep 21, 2021 at 4:23 PM

Former Detroit Piston and NBA Hall of Famer Grant Hill has teamed up with sportswear brand Fila to help kids on Detroit’s Eastside live out their best hoop dreams. Fila and The Tamia & Grant Hill Foundation in partnership with the City of Detroit Parks, Recreation Division, and the...

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NYT reporter and creator of the '1619 Project' Nikole Hannah-Jones to visit U-M to discuss its impact

Posted By on Tue, Sep 21, 2021 at 11:36 AM

Since releasing the "1619 Project" into the world — a sprawling package of stories that posits that the true beginning of United States history starts when the first African slaves arrived in Virginia 400 years ago — Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones has sparked a profound...

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Monday, September 20, 2021

Michigan's possibly haunted Eloise Asylum enlists Alice Cooper to unveil new high-tech haunted attractions

Posted By on Mon, Sep 20, 2021 at 3:08 PM

Did you hear something? Since closing in 1981, Westland's Eloise Psychiatric Hospital has become an abandoned destination for urban explorers and haunt hunters, whether by trespassing or taking advantage of owner-sanctioned paranormal-expert-led tours. And now, thanks to a new, very costly and high-tech facelift, it looks like ghosts won't...

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Ferndale's DIY Street Fair returns with art, booze, and tunes by the High Strung, Mac Saturn, the Verve Pipe, and more

Posted By on Mon, Sep 20, 2021 at 12:28 PM

Last year we had no choice but to do everything ourselves from the discomfort of our home. Well, thanks to the return of Ferndale's DIY Street Fair, the time has come to DIY until we DIE, er, tie DYE. Since its founding in 2008, the community-centered, volunteer-run, free DIY...

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Friday, September 17, 2021

Detroit takes the runway at New York Fashion Week S/S 2022

Posted By on Fri, Sep 17, 2021 at 1:44 PM

Various Detroit-native designers, brands, editors, and creatives took the runway for New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2022. Detroit designers such as Kevan Hall, Anna Sui, and Indie Fashion displayed their collections in different locations throughout New York City from Sept. 7-12. Hall’s Spring 2022 collection, “Brushstrokes,” gave a modern...

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Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Motor City Pride returns for rainbow-powered LGBTQIA+ celebration at Hart Plaza

Posted By on Wed, Sep 15, 2021 at 10:33 AM

Blowouts aren’t just for your hair, henny. Motor City Pride fest is queer and it’s finally here. After being postponed from its usual Pride Month slot in June, Motor City Pride returns with the rainbow-powered lovefest filled with music, dancing, protesting, parading, and drag. While Motor City Pride is...

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