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Sunday 11/10/2013
Interview: Rapper Tech N9ne Discusses Something Else Tour and Recent Success (With Video)
Updated: November 12, 2013 - 10:14 am

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Wednesday 08/14/2013
Oakland County warns DIA: we're cutting you off
Updated: August 14, 2013 - 1:39 pm

Detroit’s bankruptcy filing has worked plenty of metro Detroiters into a tizzy, and rightfully so, but the cash crunch may get worse: Oakland County has announced plans to withhold its portion of the Detroit Institute of Arts’ millage funds if the institution sells any of its artwork to pay creditors, according to Oakland Press.

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Friday 07/20/2012
Blog: Where is our Batman?
Updated: April 11, 2013 - 2:22 pm

As I listened to the breaking news unraveling on NPR, and my heart dropped into my stomach. The latest reports say 12 people are dead, and about 40 wounded. Shot while sitting in a movie theater watching the midnight premiere of one the most-highly anticipated movies of the year – a movie that most of the audience members in Aurora, Colo., had probably been looking forward to for months.

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Monday 01/16/2012
Review: BASS KITCHEN @ The Works
Posted: January 16, 2012 - 12:00 am

In a dazzling combination of lasers, strobe-lighting, crowd hopping and bass dropping, React Detroit presented yet another successful bass-driven show, this time landing at the corner of Michigan Avenue and Rosa Parks Boulevard at The Works.

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Wednesday 09/21/2011
The Beat: R.E.M. broke up today...
Posted: September 21, 2011 - 12:00 am

15 years too late. Here are some bands from their hometown of Athens, Georgia that have managed to not cheapen their cause:

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Monday 09/19/2011
The Beat: Foo Fighters mock Westboro Baptist Church appropriately
Posted: September 19, 2011 - 12:00 am

Finally, a group of musicians handle the "Westboro Baptist Church's": attempt to regress society’s mindset one ineffectual protest after another in a comical way that mocks their idiocy impeccably.

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Sunday 09/18/2011
The Beat: Girls delivers stellar, retro-vibed sophomore release
Posted: September 18, 2011 - 12:00 am

On _Album_ the superb 2009 debut from San Francisco’s "Girls":, singer/songwriter Christopher Owens displayed a collection of throwbacks to the get-up-and-go rock ‘n roll vibe of "Buddy Holly": and "Elvis Costello": but with a distinct narrative capacity.

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Tuesday 09/13/2011
The Beat: You know, $20 for a record seems pretty pricey...
Posted: September 13, 2011 - 12:00 am

I have a couple of friends who absolutely despise going into record stores, but John Maus, the experimental pop composer from Minnesota, blew me away with his comments in an August 3 feature on "Pitchfork":

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Sunday 09/11/2011
The Beat: I'm not ready for football
Posted: September 11, 2011 - 12:00 am

Football fans are breathing a massive sigh-of-relief as Monday Night Football returns to primetime tonight for its first broadcast of the season that almost didn’t happen.

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Tuesday 05/03/2011
Have no fear, RoboCop is here
Posted: May 03, 2011 - 12:00 am

Detroit may once again be safe if plans to bring a Robocop statue to the city are executed.

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Blog: Where has Zimride gone?
Posted: March 03, 2011 - 12:00 am

A familiar scenario: Running late, someone starts their vehicle, and the engine doesn’t turn over. They begin to fret they'll miss their class, their job or that party everybody has been talking about for weeks.

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Tuesday 03/01/2011
Year-A-Blog Update: Germans play dress up
Posted: March 01, 2011 - 12:00 am

* *Update 1:* Fasching lasts until Ash Wednesday, which falls on March 9 this year.

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Friday 02/25/2011
Free Motion City Soundtrack Concert a Success.
Posted: February 25, 2011 - 12:00 am

After all was said and done, it seemed like those present had a good time at the Motion City Soundtrack concert that was put on at the Majestic on Feb. 24. The crowd seemed reluctant to mingle at first, but before the show was over everyone was carrying on like mongooses in the snake pit from raiders of the lost ark.

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Friday 02/04/2011
Midnight review: Young Prisms' debut album worth time, money
Posted: February 04, 2011 - 12:00 am

Young Prisms bend light, time, space, guitar strings and my sleep schedule with their debut album “Friends for Now.”

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Thursday 01/20/2011
Guest review: an evening with 'Live Ladies of Literature'
Posted: January 20, 2011 - 12:00 am

Chilling weather and deep snow did not stop a “twilight evening” with Tracy E. Christian and Adra L. Young and a much-hyped presentation of “The Live Ladies of Literature: The Mocha Monologues, From the Inside Showing Out, Male Edition.”

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Tuesday 01/18/2011
Munich's mythological legends
Posted: January 18, 2011 - 12:00 am

Legends always fascinate me, and Munich, with 852 years of history, surely has a few intriguing ones. They are not heavily advertised, but they are just around the corner with stories to tell – if you know where to look.

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Thursday 01/13/2011
You don't have to wait long to be offended by Jay-Z and Kanye West's 'H.A.M.'
Posted: January 13, 2011 - 12:00 am

"H.A.M.," the new single by Kanye West and Jay-Z, has upwards of 65,000 plays on the Facebook page promoting the coming release of the duo's "Watch The Throne" album.

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Sunday 01/09/2011
Christmas in Germany
Posted: January 09, 2011 - 12:00 am

I went to the center of Munich – Marienplatz – the other week, and it was almost unrecognizable. The Mariensäule golden statue in the center’s square was hidden behind small wooden shops, and a tall grand Christmas tree proudly stood in front of the Neues Rathaus. Decorative lights were on every building and hung above the crowds of people; the lights in front of the square made out a word Weihnachtsmarkt.

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Wednesday 12/29/2010
Miguel's debut album, 'All I Want Is You,' shows potential
Posted: December 29, 2010 - 12:00 am

Miguel, after spending years in developmental limbo and enduring label disputes, breaks into the R&B world with his debut “All I Want is You.”

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Friday 12/10/2010
National Book Awardee Jaimy Gordon shares her horse racing 'love affair'
Posted: December 10, 2010 - 12:00 am

_Editor's note: A previous version of this article incorrectly spelled Jaimy Gordon's book, "Bogeywoman." This version corrects that._

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Tuesday 12/07/2010
An interactive look at the Bush-era tax cuts
Posted: December 07, 2010 - 12:00 am

Now that the Bush-era tax cuts have been extended by the federal government for the next two years, many aren't interested in what could have happened. But The Washington Post provided readers with a very interesting interactive chart that outlined three different scenarios: the costs if tax cuts were extended to all, if the tax cuts were extended to everyone outside the wealthiest 2 percent, and lastly, if the tax cuts expired for everyone.

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Monday 11/22/2010
Podcast: Jason Smith talks WSU football on WDET
Posted: November 22, 2010 - 12:00 am

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Friday 11/19/2010
Sports editor to talk football on WDET
Posted: November 19, 2010 - 12:00 am

Tune in WDET-FM (101.9) Friday morning at 10:30, where TSE Sports Editor Jason Smith will join host Craig Fahle to talk about Wayne State football's 2010 season.

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Wednesday 11/17/2010
Interview with author following Georgia O'Keeffe's career
Posted: November 17, 2010 - 12:00 am

Nikita Bowlin's new book, “Journey with Georgia,” took her on an adventure across the country to visit and rediscover the different places where the famous painter Georgia O'Keeffe spent her days and created her art.

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Monday 11/15/2010
Facebook expected to announce e-mail addition Monday
Posted: November 15, 2010 - 12:00 am

Facebook — the social networking site used by more than 150 million Americans — is expected to unveil e-mail as its next endeavor at a press conference Monday morning.

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Saturday 11/13/2010
Wayne State gets little help from fellow regional teams
Posted: November 13, 2010 - 12:00 am

Wayne State, which defeated Findlay 44-27 Nov. 13, got little help from other Super Regional Three teams.

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Thursday 11/11/2010
Joique Bell on the move again
Posted: November 11, 2010 - 12:00 am

Joique Bell, Wayne State's all-time leading rushed and the 2009 Harlon Hill winner, has signed with the NFL's Indianapolis Colts.

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Saturday 11/06/2010
WSU's playoff chances increase with pair of losses
Posted: November 06, 2010 - 12:00 am

Wayne State, which defeated Indianapolis 41-27 Nov. 6, also got some much needed help, as three teams ranked ahead of the Warriors lost.

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Saturday 10/23/2010
The Long Night of Museums
Posted: October 23, 2010 - 12:00 am

About 90 museums and galleries of Munich participated in Die Lange Nacht der Münchner Museen – the Long Night of Museums – on Oct.17.

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Monday 10/11/2010
Wayne State Football Gets A Little YouTube Love
Posted: October 11, 2010 - 12:00 am

The things you see on YouTube these days are amazing. I'm a fully admitted YouTube dork.

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Saturday 10/09/2010
Celebrating John Lennon's 70th birthday
Posted: October 09, 2010 - 12:00 am

Saturday Oct. 9 marks John Lennon's 70th birthday. To honor Lennon, Yoko Ono is inviting the world to tweet a million wishes to the Imagine Peace Tower.

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Friday 10/08/2010
WSU hosts high school football game this Sunday
Posted: October 08, 2010 - 12:00 am

Those who want to catch a football game at Adams Field but don't want to wait until next weekend, when Wayne State returns home to face Ashland, can come down to campus at 2 p.m. Sunday.

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Wednesday 10/06/2010
WSU is a breeding ground for politicians
Posted: October 06, 2010 - 12:00 am

Michigan Democratic gubernatorial candidate Virg Bernero's visit to Wayne State got me thinking about all the ties the university has to the state's various elections this November.

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Blagojevich's defense runs out of cash
Posted: October 06, 2010 - 12:00 am

For those keeping score at home, that’s two for the State of Illinois to one for its disgraced former governor, Rod Blagojevich.

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Sunday 09/26/2010
Homecoming King and Queen to be crowned this weekend ... did you vote?
Posted: September 26, 2010 - 12:00 am

It's that time of year again when a new King and Queen of Wayne State will be crowned during the annual Homecoming football game on Oct. 2. Question is ... did you vote?

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Wednesday 09/22/2010
'Detroit 1-8-7' bungles most important detail of Detroit life
Posted: September 22, 2010 - 12:00 am

I'm not going to blog about the entire premiere of "Detroit 1-8-7"; I'll leave that to our A&E editor, Alan Burdziak, if he feels the need to do so.

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Monday 09/20/2010
Dysfunctional Campus
Posted: September 20, 2010 - 12:00 am

The other day I was surfing the Wayne State website like any news editor should be doing when I came across the home page of the facilities, planning and management department. Written in large script across the page were the words “Functional Campus.”

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Sunday 09/19/2010
Nine hours to nowhere?
Posted: September 19, 2010 - 12:00 am

In the grand scheme of things, Michigan Tech, located in the western Upper Peninsula, gets a bad rap. It's known for being cold and in the middle of nowhere.

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Wednesday 09/15/2010
Todd Barry is a funny man
Posted: September 15, 2010 - 12:00 am

Comedian Todd Barry, a guy I would consider a minor celebrity, e-mailed me last weekend. He told me he had another show (I previewed his show at the Majestic Café in August) in metro Detroit and he wanted to know if I could preview this one, too.

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Tuesday 09/14/2010
Ambulance chasing WSU-style
Posted: September 14, 2010 - 12:00 am

Now here's something you don't hear about every day (even though it's been happening for more than two decades): the 25th annual Ambulance Chase Charity Run/Walk – hosted by the Wayne Law Student Board of Governors– Sept. 29 at 5 p.m.

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Saturday 09/04/2010
Joique Bell cut by the Buffalo Bills
Posted: September 04, 2010 - 12:00 am

In spite of having a very impressive preseason, the Buffalo Bills cut former Wayne State standout Joique Bell today. Bell rushed for 152 yards and scored two touchdowns on 27 carries in four games. He averaged 5.9 yards per carry. The Bills kept Fred Jackson and fullback Corey McIntyre along with veteran Marshawn Lynch and 2010 first round draft pick C.J. Spiller. Bell went undrafted but was signed by the Bills as a free agent.

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Thursday 09/02/2010
Joique Bell looks to join another exclusive club
Posted: September 02, 2010 - 12:00 am

There was a surprise guest at Wayne State football practice yesterday: former running back Joique Bell. He’s in town with the Buffalo Bills who are facing the Detroit Lions in a preseason game tonight. Bell, for those of you who don't know, made the Wayne State record books his own personal playground the last few years.

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Sunday 08/29/2010
Couldn't have gotten here by myself
Posted: August 29, 2010 - 12:00 am

As I get ready to begin what's going to be my final year at Wayne State, butterflies flutter in my stomach and thoughts fill my head.

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Greetings from News Section
Posted: August 29, 2010 - 12:00 am

Despite this being my third year at Wayne State and as much as I dread the thought of returning to school all summer, there is always an excitement felt while watching the hectic move-in process along Anthony Wayne Drive.

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Segway back into the school year
Posted: August 29, 2010 - 12:00 am

A lot of things changed over the summer on campus, the corner of Woodward and Warren seems: bare, and Anthony Wayne may never be the same. The best sight for me as a returning student is the new Mounted Segway division of the WSUPD. It's a return to the early 20th Century friendly police officer, mostly because its hard to be intimidating when you're having the time of your life on marvel of engineering.We're on our way to a modern Mayberry.

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Who the parking increase doesn’t affect
Posted: August 29, 2010 - 12:00 am

Students here at Wayne State will be paying 50 cents more to park in university lots and structures this semester. While I hate price increases and feel for those affected, there’s a part of me that just doesn’t care.

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Welcome back students and construction workers
Posted: August 29, 2010 - 12:00 am

The construction season in Michigan is endless. So far we’ve been spared big construction projects at Wayne but be ready this fall semester.

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Football Saturdays in Detroit
Posted: August 29, 2010 - 12:00 am

What is happening. First and foremost, welcome to all the new Wayne State students, whether you are an incoming freshman, transfer, or Graduate student (like I am).

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Saturday 07/31/2010
VWT Blog #4 - Derek Sanders from Mayday Parade
Updated: April 11, 2013 - 2:16 pm

Pop punk band Mayday Parade returned to the Vans Warped Tour this year as part of their continual touring after the release of their latest album “Anywhere but Here.”

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Friday 07/30/2010
Warped Tour Blog #1
Posted: July 30, 2010 - 12:00 am

After I was delayed about an hour because the president's motorcade shut down I-94, I finally made it to the Filmore to get the press passes for Warped Tour.

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